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Old 10-18-2006, 09:04 AM   #871
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Just got done putting my Rev 4.5 together and had a shock question. Is this the shock that everyone uses. It really seems cheap. I realize that it is not built by Speedmerchant but for the rest of the car to be so well built. I have never built a 1/12th scale before so I might be wrong.

I see CRC has a Dura-shock upgrade for this shock. What are you guys using for an upgrade or are you using this shock?
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:12 AM   #872
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Where did you get your kit from i tried calling Speedmerchant and no answer left message and no reply is there other dealer that has this kit.
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:20 AM   #873
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Not sure what shock you got with your kit, but I am going to assume it is the standard 1/12th shock. That design has been used for decades pretty much and it works fine, it is just a pain to build/maintain compared to newer versions of it (such as the CRC dura-shock).

I switched to the CRC dura-shock this season, but both are fine.

I've seen some folks use a touring car shock, but that seems a bit overkill to me.

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Is this the shock that everyone uses. It really seems cheap. I realize that it is not built by Speedmerchant but for the rest of the car to be so well built. I have never built a 1/12th scale before so I might be wrong.

I see CRC has a Dura-shock upgrade for this shock. What are you guys using for an upgrade or are you using this shock?
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:38 AM   #874
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anyone have a good asphalt setup for the rev4.5?
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:40 AM   #875
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Not sure what shock you got with your kit, but I am going to assume it is the standard 1/12th shock. That design has been used for decades pretty much and it works fine, it is just a pain to build/maintain compared to newer versions of it (such as the CRC dura-shock).

I switched to the CRC dura-shock this season, but both are fine.

I've seen some folks use a touring car shock, but that seems a bit overkill to me.

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Rich,

Isn't TC's shock has a bigger diameter cyclinder that it might hit the battery pack? Do I put spacers to lift the shock up? Would that affect the dampening of the shock?
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Old 10-18-2006, 09:48 AM   #876
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racenut123 - I think Larry Brown posted the set-up on Jeff's Rev.4 a few pages back. I'll try and find it for you. It is here.

TFR - amazingly, they had it cleared (as long as the batteries were in the back position and the shock body was located at the top shock mount). But, yeah, they had the ball stud at the bottom shock mount raised a bit to get clearance and yep, that affects steering (flatter shock increases on-power steering in general).

Not something I've tried nor do I see a need to try it. Most of the folks that I saw trying it have switched back to a regular shock.

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awsome.Thanks Rich!
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Old 10-18-2006, 12:25 PM   #878
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The shock included in the kit is the micro vcs shock from AE. The only pointers that I use when building it is to clean all the flashing off all the plastic parts carefully. Using a cotton end on a dremel, use some polishing compound on the inside of the shock body to remove all the milling groves and to make nice and smooth, being careful not to open up the inside diameter. Clean the body throughly of all polishing compound and left-overs. Before I install the volume compensating foam bit, I put some damping oil in the palm of my hand and squish the foam around in the oil. The attempt here is to try to get as much oil into the exposed cells in the foam, so that when I put it all in the shock and finish the build, as much of the air is eliminated as possible. Finish building as per the instructions. The result should be a nice smooth notchless shock.

I have two vcs shocks with different spring/oils built-up, along with a Silva shock. They all build pretty much the same. The advantage goes to the Silva shock if you are accident prone. The end on the shock shaft side threads into the body, pretty much eliminating the possibility of the guts popping out in a hard collision.
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The shock included in the kit is the micro vcs shock from AE. The only pointers that I use when building it is to clean all the flashing off all the plastic parts carefully. Using a cotton end on a dremel, use some polishing compound on the inside of the shock body to remove all the milling groves and to make nice and smooth, being careful not to open up the inside diameter. Clean the body throughly of all polishing compound and left-overs. Before I install the volume compensating foam bit, I put some damping oil in the palm of my hand and squish the foam around in the oil. The attempt here is to try to get as much oil into the exposed cells in the foam, so that when I put it all in the shock and finish the build, as much of the air is eliminated as possible. Finish building as per the instructions. The result should be a nice smooth notchless shock.

I have two vcs shocks with different spring/oils built-up, along with a Silva shock. They all build pretty much the same. The advantage goes to the Silva shock if you are accident prone. The end on the shock shaft side threads into the body, pretty much eliminating the possibility of the guts popping out in a hard collision.
Where can i buy the Silva shock?

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Right here:

http://www.silvaconcepts.net/home.shtml
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Where can i buy the Silva shock?

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Old 10-18-2006, 06:05 PM   #882
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15 bucks. Oh hell yea!

Thanks guys.
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can someone tell me how to get a Fing refund from speedmerchant their sevice is crap as the saying go's tell 1 person you got a good car tell 10 when you don't! corally for me
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Just wondering if anyone has a different # than the one listed on the website for CS questions? I ordered a car on Friday and am just looking for tracking info. Thanks!
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Just wondering if anyone has a different # than the one listed on the website for CS questions? I ordered a car on Friday and am just looking for tracking info. Thanks!
good luck I paid the 10 of Oct still no car or refund!
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