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Old 04-06-2005, 08:15 AM   #1546
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I will be running 28mm foams on my 05, so as instructed in the manual, I trimmed the shock mounts off of the rear arms. With the shocks mounted in the outer holes, the wheels rub the shock ball joints as the suspension begins to compress. They rub to the point of binding things up. What do I need to do to correct this? Do I need to move the shocks to the inner holes (this goes against the manual and the posted team driver setups)? What options do I have to take care of this situation? Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:18 AM   #1547
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You can't remove too much or else the shock retainer will hit the rear hub and bind the whole rear end up....
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:22 AM   #1548
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I'll have to look when I get home tonight to be sure, but I think it's already pretty close rear hub right now.

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You can't remove too much or else the shock retainer will hit the rear hub and bind the whole rear end up....
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Probably would of been easier to get hold of .....
Could try a breast pump I guess
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Old 04-06-2005, 08:42 AM   #1550
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I'll have to look when I get home tonight to be sure, but I think it's already pretty close rear hub right now.
I found out the hard way!! One thing you can do is spin the retainer to where the split in it is the side against the hub...Other than that the car is stupid dialed!!

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Old 04-06-2005, 09:14 AM   #1551
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I found out the hard way!! One thing you can do is spin the retainer to where the split in it is the side against the hub...Other than that the car is stupid dialed!!

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Is that what you ended up doing or did you switch mounting holes?
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Old 04-06-2005, 09:19 AM   #1552
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I will be running 28mm foams on my 05, so as instructed in the manual, I trimmed the shock mounts off of the rear arms. With the shocks mounted in the outer holes, the wheels rub the shock ball joints as the suspension begins to compress. They rub to the point of binding things up. What do I need to do to correct this? Do I need to move the shocks to the inner holes (this goes against the manual and the posted team driver setups)? What options do I have to take care of this situation? Thanks for any help.
Hmmm. I cut the mount flush so that it will clear the wheel. When I get home, i'll compress the suspension and see if it rubs. Maybe it does and just didn't notice. I ran Jaco 28mm and TRC 28mm wheels yesterday without a problem. You could try this, measure the wheel width. I have had some trc wheels come in as 30mm when the box was marked 28mm. Just a thought.

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Old 04-06-2005, 09:22 AM   #1553
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I bought a set of Jaco's. I did think to measure them last night and they came out at around 28.2 or 28.3mm as I recall.
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Old 04-06-2005, 09:42 AM   #1554
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I got the last one that stormer hobbies had

They are out of stock everywhere ..... don't know if they make them anaymore ...! While I was looking apparently Tamiya also make one but never found one either ...!
Horizon Hobby is a RIDE distributor and usually has them in stock:

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Old 04-06-2005, 09:47 AM   #1555
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Is that what you ended up doing or did you switch mounting holes?
I left them on the outside, I have ran them on the inside B4 on my old car, but to be honest I've never had an Xray as good as this one. I also run Parma tires so I think the offset helps in this case. You might want to try a set too...

If you are worried about this just put them on the inside and tune around that.

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Horizon Hobby is a RIDE distributor and usually has them in stock:

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Shop/ByC...rodID=RDERP600
Saweet ...that's the one I used to have :-)
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What? Like on the RDX where the shocks face the front of the car? RDX does that because the use the same geometry on all 4 corners... Xray does not...I'm very suprized you could do this and it's the first I have heard about it.

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btw - I was talking rear shocks. What shocks did you flip?? Front or Rear?
Ya i put the rear shock on the other side of the shock tower like the RDX. I have seen alot of guys do it before. Here is a pic, not sure if you can see it from that angle, if not ill get another.
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Interesting Jon... Never seen that before. I would think that would cause the shock angle to be severe and cause binding. What's the reason for having the shock like that??

BTW - Nice chassis and cells, and you're missing a receiver in that picture...you can't race like that
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Interesting Jon... Never seen that before. I would think that would cause the shock angle to be severe and cause binding. What's the reason for having the shock like that??

BTW - Nice chassis and cells, and you're missing a receiver in that picture...you can't race like that
lol John, i just got the reciever today Ill show you another pic of it finished.

Ya it seemed weird to me at first, but the guys at my LHS seem to run wheel with it, so i am gonna try it.

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Ya i put the rear shock on the other side of the shock tower like the RDX. I have seen alot of guys do it before. Here is a pic, not sure if you can see it from that angle, if not ill get another.
Interesting. Does that not create a big forward angle on the shock? Also, what do you expect to accomplish by doing this?
I have the exact same car as you and am curious
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