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Old 10-14-2009, 06:33 PM   #16
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If one of the fastest drivers in the world says Associated shocks, just use the Associated shocks. I had no issues with the Associated shocks other than the fact that they were a bit more difficult to get rebound just right. Other than that, they were great.
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If one of the fastest drivers in the world says Associated shocks, just use the Associated shocks. I had no issues with the Associated shocks other than the fact that they were a bit more difficult to get rebound just right. Other than that, they were great.
If you drill the hole in the cap there is no rebound issues. I use a 1/16th or 1.5mm drill. If you look on the inside of the cap you can see a boss where the hole should be drilled. It was an option that was originally moulded into the part. We have only just recently started using it.
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Old 10-15-2009, 02:11 AM   #18
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anyone know where to pick up a set of tc5 shocks?? they are $50 for two on amain
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Really!? I sent approximately $60 to $70 on a full set of tamiya shocks. Usually Associated's suff is cheap, but $100 for a full set is a lot.
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Hey Rick,

I was considering 'upgrading' to Tamiyas, but I would sooner try your 'tricks'. Could you please post the part numbers for the shock bladders and orings so I don't get the wrong ones,

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I can't find a part number for the o-rings but they are the standard MIP blue.

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I presume you drill the hole through where the plastic is exposed from the shock cap? if so how big is this hole?

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Like Sean said, 1.5mm using the dimple already moulded into the underside of the shock cap.

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If one of the fastest drivers in the world says Associated shocks, just use the Associated shocks. I had no issues with the Associated shocks other than the fact that they were a bit more difficult to get rebound just right. Other than that, they were great.
When you add the hole, the main thing you will find is that it is easy to achive the same rebound consistently.
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Cheers Rick.

Took one apart and found the dimple... guess i'll have to buy a drill bit to try this, I presume this woud achieve the same results on the tamiya shocks as well.
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I can't find a part number for the o-rings but they are the standard MIP blue.



Like Sean said, 1.5mm using the dimple already moulded into the underside of the shock cap.



When you add the hole, the main thing you will find is that it is easy to achive the same rebound consistently.
Cheers Rick, I appreciate the tips!

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Thanks for the tips, so are the team guys still running the Losi 56 pistons? So with the Losi pistons, MIP seals, HPI bladders and a slightly modified shock cap I can have a perfect set of Associated shocks?
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Thanks for the tips, so are the team guys still running the Losi 56 pistons? So with the Losi pistons, MIP seals, HPI bladders and a slightly modified shock cap I can have a perfect set of Associated shocks?
haha yeah basically
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Thanks for the tips, so are the team guys still running the Losi 56 pistons? So with the Losi pistons, MIP seals, HPI bladders and a slightly modified shock cap I can have a perfect set of Associated shocks?
Yeah, but at that point, the shock is a hybrid of sorts.
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Yeah, but at that point, the shock is a hybrid of sorts.
but it works
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Yes it works.

But Tamiya shocks are the best out of the packet and probably cost the time by the tim you have finished buying all the bits for the tc5 shocks..
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Lol, yea i run the stock tc5 shocks on my car i do use the MIP seals and have for a long time with all my Associated shocks, I will give the shock cap mod a try too tho. as for the rest of it i was just making a bit of a joke...

Hybrids... i like that...lol
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Thanks for the tips, so are the team guys still running the Losi 56 pistons? So with the Losi pistons, MIP seals, HPI bladders and a slightly modified shock cap I can have a perfect set of Associated shocks?
Laughing my ass off! That was freaking funny.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:52 PM   #30
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i cant find those mip blue o rings on amain. some one want to help me out with that as well as the link to the losi pistons you guys are using??
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