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Old 04-20-2014, 07:00 AM   #1
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Hi all,

Wondering if anyone could suggest a shock that is approximately 45mm in length? I've been trying to look at pan car shocks though seems nobody makes any that short and nobody seems to state their shock lengths in their product manual.

Thanks in advance.
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Hi all,

Wondering if anyone could suggest a shock that is approximately 45mm in length? I've been trying to look at pan car shocks though seems nobody makes any that short and nobody seems to state their shock lengths in their product manual.

Thanks in advance.
Which length is it, between the centre of the mounting holes or the overall legth end to end?
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Which length is it, between the centre of the mounting holes or the overall legth end to end?
Overall length. I do have a few mm to play with but too short is always easier to overcome than too long.
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Hi all,

Wondering if anyone could suggest a shock that is approximately 45mm in length? I've been trying to look at pan car shocks though seems nobody makes any that short and nobody seems to state their shock lengths in their product manual.

Thanks in advance.

I would purchase 50 or 55 mm shocks as those are the closest size fot your need. Disassemble one , completely remove the center shaft, take the shaft to a local hardware store and use the loose nuts to confirm size and threads on shaft ( most likely M3 ). Purchase a die to cut new threads. Go home and figure the length the shaft needs to be for the shocks to be the length that you want. Cut the center shaft a few mm long. File the end of the shaft or dremmel it to exact length. Place shaft in a vice or channel locks, run the die on the shaft, its OK if the threads are a little long as long as the new threads don't go into where the seal on the shock piston travels. Reassemble your new 45mm shock
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Thank you for the idea. I've purchased some associated RC18 shocks which I'm unsure of their length but due to their compact size will suit the application. If the shock is too long I'll definitely try your recommendation on them.
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