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Old 02-24-2012, 07:09 AM
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Old 02-24-2012, 07:39 AM
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How does adding a shim between the rear shock and tower affect the cars handling?
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:58 AM
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Could you please stop spamming this crap all over the place? I don't think anybody cares.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:00 AM
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How does adding a shim between the rear shock and tower affect the cars handling?
Makes the car a bit easier to drive, more predictable and consistent. It generates less initial steering but the car will both square up and generate a bit more on-power steering.
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What's a relative easy way to take 0.5mm off each side of suspension holders?
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:08 AM
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What's a relative easy way to take 0.5mm off each side of suspension holders?
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Use a Dremel.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:12 AM
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hmm. I have mine the opposite. In the rear I shimmed between the arms and the bottom of the shocks only. None between the rear tower and the shocks, but in the front I shimmed between the top of the shocks and the tower. To make both a bit more vertical when viewed from the side.

I found it made the car easier to drive. I suck at explaining handling characteristics.

Just surprised you shim between the tower and the rear shocks. This would angle them more.
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hmm. I have mine the opposite. In the rear I shimmed between the arms and the bottom of the shocks only. None between the rear tower and the shocks, but in the front I shimmed between the top of the shocks and the tower. To make both a bit more vertical when viewed from the side.

I found it made the car easier to drive. I suck at explaining handling characteristics.

Just surprised you shim between the tower and the rear shocks. This would angle them more.
That would depend on your wheelbase settings.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by locked View Post
hmm. I have mine the opposite. In the rear I shimmed between the arms and the bottom of the shocks only. None between the rear tower and the shocks, but in the front I shimmed between the top of the shocks and the tower. To make both a bit more vertical when viewed from the side.

I found it made the car easier to drive. I suck at explaining handling characteristics.

Just surprised you shim between the tower and the rear shocks. This would angle them more.
I just exhibited what happens when you FAIL to fully read a post...DOH!!!! What I wrote pertains to the front only.
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Originally Posted by Fred Hubbard View Post
Makes the car a bit easier to drive, more predictable and consistent. It generates less initial steering but the car will both square up and generate a bit more on-power steering.
I just exhibited what happens when you FAIL to fully read a post...DOH!!!! What I wrote pertains to the front only.

Shimming the REAR out, that is both the top and bottom of the shock, should generate more rear grip.
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Thanks Fred. I thought I might have it wrong, but since my car is an absolute pleasure to drive, I probably wouldn't have changed it even if it was "wrong"


Thanks Mike. Yeah, you're right, it would depend on wheelbase and inboard toe.

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New servo mount..
http://www.redrc.net/2012/02/xray-t2...nt/#more-52474

Does this lift the servo off the chassis? Hard to tell from the pictures.
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Originally Posted by Fred Hubbard View Post
I just exhibited what happens when you FAIL to fully read a post...DOH!!!! What I wrote pertains to the front only.

Shimming the REAR out, that is both the top and bottom of the shock, should generate more rear grip.
So are you saying that when you make the front shocks more vertical you take away the initial steering but when you stand the rear up it gives more rear grip? Is that initial rear grip or middle to exit grip?
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Anyone know how to extract the universal ball that goes thru the hole in the top of the shock. The ball is supposed to go thru the side with the shiny ring around the hole. Who I bought it from assembled it wrong. The shock is supposed to have some play side to side, but it is stiff. That's how I realized it was assemble wrong.
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Anyone know how to extract the universal ball that goes thru the hole in the top of the shock. The ball is supposed to go thru the side with the shiny ring around the hole. Who I bought it from assembled it wrong. The shock is supposed to have some play side to side, but it is stiff. That's how I realized it was assemble wrong.
Put a screw through it and mount it to something (like to the shock tower), and lift up. The ball should pop out. You may need to mount it backwards since the ball was inserted backwards.
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