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Old 09-18-2018, 07:20 PM
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I have a Kyosho TKI3 RS and I want to upgrade the suspension to a more performant setup.
I browsed Kyosho America's site and a few hobby sites as well and I am totally confused: short shocks, long shocks, big bore, small bore... long springs, short springs...
I would appreciate if someone knowledgeable could guide me through this maze.
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Big bore short on the front, big more medium on the rear for a TKi. 70mm springs for the front, 78mm for front or rear, and 84mm for rear. They're all just different to get you to the sweet spot on your setup.
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Im in no way a kyosho expert on stuff but if I was you I would look at lengths of your shocks first and go from there. However I dont believe the shocks you will be able to get will be any different if you already have a tki3 because that kit would have came with good shocks from the kit. If you want to upgrade to the newest set of shocks u may want to see if you will need an updated shock tower to accommodate updated shock lengths as most vehicles have increased droop so a longer shock would only create bind.
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Originally Posted by kwhunter View Post
I have a Kyosho TKI3 RS and I want to upgrade the suspension to a more performant setup.
I browsed Kyosho America's site and a few hobby sites as well and I am totally confused: short shocks, long shocks, big bore, small bore... long springs, short springs...
I would appreciate if someone knowledgeable could guide me through this maze.
Thank you.
i have a little Kyosho knowledge and the shocks that come on the RS are the same shock design as whats on the "performance" cars , different pistons would be what you wanna look at .. recommend 1.3 x 8 holes . i believe the RS comes with 1.4 x 8 but don't quote me on that
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I have two buggies: the TKI3 RS and a TKI4 Spec. A; the difference between the two in terms of suspensions is as night and day in feel and response. I did not look at them closely, but I upgraded the front springs on the TKI4 and thought I might use the blue springs on the TKI3 but they don't fit, much larger and longer. The springs on the TKI3 are very soft and the shocks don't do any dampening. I will look at the pistons as suggested and also at available springs.
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I have two buggies: the TKI3 RS and a TKI4 Spec. A; the difference between the two in terms of suspensions is as night and day in feel and response. I did not look at them closely, but I upgraded the front springs on the TKI4 and thought I might use the blue springs on the TKI3 but they don't fit, much larger and longer. The springs on the TKI3 are very soft and the shocks don't do any dampening. I will look at the pistons as suggested and also at available springs.
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are you sure you have tki3 rs ?

sounds like you have the older inferno based off 777 with plastic shocks
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are you sure you have tki3 rs ?

sounds like you have the older inferno based off 777 with plastic shocks
About 110% since I bought it myself...
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have you taken the shocks off to measure?
The Race kit's shocks should fit fine...
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have you taken the shocks off to measure?
The Race kit's shocks should fit fine...
Not yet but I will; thanks for the tip
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In order to use the mp9 springs on the RS you have to buy the 16mm spring perches. I don't have the reference at hand but if you search for it they should pop right up.
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Originally Posted by kwhunter View Post
About 110% since I bought it myself...
Here's some pics, I don't have the box as proof:







The shocks are the same minus the short caps

ive used these on my car because they are gold ....lol

70mm front springs
84mm rear springs

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Those philips head screws make me cringe
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Those philips head screws make me cringe
Same grade, different head; I rounded out one of the flat socket heads on my TKI4 just by trying to unscrew it...

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The shocks are the same minus the short caps

ive used these on my car because they are gold ....lol

70mm front springs
84mm rear springs
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