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Old 12-07-2003, 11:46 AM   #1
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Why does the RC12L3 road course car only have one rear shock? The RC10L oval, RC10L road, and RC12 oval all have the 3 shock design, but the RC12L road car doesn't. Should it?
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It uses a T plate and damper plates for side/side dampening, so there is no need for the added weight of 2 more shocks...
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That makes sense.
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Old 12-07-2003, 07:32 PM   #4
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The side shocks don't fit easily under a GTP style body. The dampner discs or switching to tubes is more consistant and easier to maintain.

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Who makes good tubes? I'm new to pan cars, I know nothing about them.
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Who makes good tubes? I'm new to pan cars, I know nothing about them.
C.R.C. racing makes good ones they are a little heavy but, they are more consistant then the trinity ones.
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Speedmerchant makes some also........ which are probably from Trinity.

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The old speedmerchant ones, and the current Trinity ones are from Bolink actually. Which is now I think out of business or something that would make getting parts from them equally difficult.

The new Speedmerchant tubes are much better than the old bolink ones. The dampening is better and more consistant since each one is machined.

The CRC ones are good except that they can be easily bent. And are rather heavy, and they are one of the highest things up on the car which is not really ideal.
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