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Old 07-29-2009, 02:19 PM   #1411
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Default lipo mounting brace.

anyone using diggity design lipo mounting brace extended? any suggestion? pics if you have.

and how do you balance the car?. where do you put the weights?
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Old 07-29-2009, 02:34 PM   #1412
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What does moving the motor forward help with?
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I use the TRF shocks on my 009. Love them. I had to space them right and use the Tamiya upper ball joints but the black springs work well on them and they are super smooth. (and running the special edition black ones looks nice).

Moving the motor forward shifts your Front/Rear weight balance forward which should add stability. I like a little more weight in the rear personally to suit my driving style.

I run the ECS with the spool and like them a lot. Design is nice and no more chatter for me.
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Catalyst - Thanks for the info. When you say space them right do you mean making sure that the length is equal to what the original length of the shocks were? I plan on running HPI springs on my car as well.

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I use the TRF shocks on my 009. Love them. I had to space them right and use the Tamiya upper ball joints but the black springs work well on them and they are super smooth. (and running the special edition black ones looks nice).

Moving the motor forward shifts your Front/Rear weight balance forward which should add stability. I like a little more weight in the rear personally to suit my driving style.

I run the ECS with the spool and like them a lot. Design is nice and no more chatter for me.
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I use the TRF shocks on my 009. Love them. I had to space them right and use the Tamiya upper ball joints but the black springs work well on them and they are super smooth. (and running the special edition black ones looks nice).

Moving the motor forward shifts your Front/Rear weight balance forward which should add stability. I like a little more weight in the rear personally to suit my driving style.

I run the ECS with the spool and like them a lot. Design is nice and no more chatter for me.
Link to the shocks you are running?
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:05 PM   #1416
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In the rear, I used a 2mm shim between the ball and the a-arm on the lower shock mount (and a longer grub screw) and utilized the Xray lower spring perch and open ended joint. The top of the shocks I used the TRF fluorine coated balls that were a direct fit for the shock caps to fit (no spacing at the top). I didn't like the angle they were at before spacing...caused additional resistance in the shock stroke.
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Captain...I don't have a link...I had my LHS special order me the TRF Special Edition Damper kit.
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Are these the ones? #84008
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Yes those are them...also another note this reminded me of. The black oring that goes on the shaft inside the TRF shock doesn't allow enough travel so remove it - otherwise you won't hit your downstops on the arms for droop adjustment. Another note - the Xray open eyelet for the bottom mount will not thread on completely to the TRF shaft. I have about 1.5 threads showing but they are consistent between shocks and I've had no issues running them this way.
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Yes those are them...also another note this reminded me of. The black oring that goes on the shaft inside the TRF shock doesn't allow enough travel so remove it - otherwise you won't hit your downstops on the arms for droop adjustment. Another note - the Xray open eyelet for the bottom mount will not thread on completely to the TRF shaft. I have about 1.5 threads showing but they are consistent between shocks and I've had no issues running them this way.
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Old 08-02-2009, 09:16 AM   #1421
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Why would you guys go with the TRF dampers when Xray makes a great set of alloy shocks? The price is a about the same.

The TRF price is $86

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=49355

The Xray from Nexus for the 009

http://www.nexusracing.com/product_i...oducts_id=2463

for the 008

http://www.nexusracing.com/product_i...oducts_id=2009
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Why would you guys go with the TRF dampers when Xray makes a great set of alloy shocks? The price is a about the same.

The TRF price is $86

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=49355

The Xray from Nexus for the 009

http://www.nexusracing.com/product_i...oducts_id=2463

for the 008

http://www.nexusracing.com/product_i...oducts_id=2009
Even just the plastic ones that come with the kit are great IMO.
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True plastic ones are great if you manage to make them without bleeding or the need to rebuild them VERY OFTEN.

I don't say it's not my problem on how I build them but i do same things with tamiya or the xray aluminum and those don't bleed!!

Since Xray has aluminum I would go (and did) for those
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Why would you guys go with the TRF dampers when Xray makes a great set of alloy shocks? The price is a about the same.

The TRF price is $86

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=49355

The Xray from Nexus for the 009

http://www.nexusracing.com/product_i...oducts_id=2463

for the 008

http://www.nexusracing.com/product_i...oducts_id=2009
That's full retail. The TRF dampers can be had much cheaper than that, especially overseas.

http://rcmarket.com.hk/product_info....oducts_id=2472
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Yeah but good luck with setup help with that.Justin,run the Xray shocks.There is no reason to use Tamiya shocks over even the Plastic 009 shocks.They work great and no guessing on how to mount the TRF stuff.
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