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Old 02-26-2011, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by vladconnery

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1. where can I get the foam inserts for the shock mod mine look horrible?
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Go to the K&S metals display at your local hobby shop; find a diameter of brass tubing that fits your application; grind a knife edge on the end of the tube (you have a bench grinder?); twist the tube into the foam to cut out.
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Old 02-27-2011, 04:00 AM
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Originally Posted by johnny t
Go to the K&S metals display at your local hobby shop; find a diameter of brass tubing that fits your application; grind a knife edge on the end of the tube (you have a bench grinder?); twist the tube into the foam to cut out.
Johnn t, great suggestion I did the same thing for my front turnbuckle ball link plastics where the whelsl would rub. I cut 10mm copper tubing placed over the end of the plastic hit it with some tire glue and no more wore down ball link plastics. Will do that one this week its cheeper and I can make as many as I want.

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Old 02-27-2011, 04:42 AM
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Are there any modifications that need done to the shock cap when using the foam onto of the bladder?
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Originally Posted by gixxerman
Are there any modifications that need done to the shock cap when using the foam onto of the bladder?
Nope, the losi vented cap theory is another whole game, some say its great. I tried it this past summer and didn't notice any change but the foam supports the bladder and keeps the shock consistant.
Remember there is alot of different opinions out there and this is just mine and what i have found to work for me and others that i race with locally.

Hope this helps,

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Old 02-27-2011, 07:41 AM
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Scott hooked me up last year sometime with the little tire foam trick. It definetly keeps the shock bladders from collasping. I have gone weeks, months with out opening my shocks and they still looked and felt good.

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Old 02-27-2011, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by markmo
Scott hooked me up last year sometime with the little tire foam trick. It definetly keeps the shock bladders from collasping. I have gone weeks, months with out opening my shocks and they still looked and felt good.

What up Shinn and Johnny T?

I see your not racing today. what up...
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Old 02-27-2011, 08:26 AM
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Originally Posted by johnny t
I see your not racing today. what up...
2 out of three days is enough
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by shinnbad12
Nope, the losi vented cap theory is another whole game, some say its great. I tried it this past summer and didn't notice any change but the foam supports the bladder and keeps the shock consistant.
Remember there is alot of different opinions out there and this is just mine and what i have found to work for me and others that i race with locally.

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Thnk you, I ran different bladders last year, I'm going to try this.
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Old 02-27-2011, 11:00 AM
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Originally Posted by shinnbad12
as for the foam I use a 9mm socket and yellow Ofna foam (buggy) and punch out the plug. Then cut the foam to the height needed, just so it touches the bladder not pushing on it. This may take a couple trys but 1 foam will give you enough material for life. Oh yea, punch the foam in the center of the foam not on the edges cause the foam tapperes off on the sides. Scott
Scott you talking moulded foam or proper foam inserts, just an idea but does the center part of the airfilter foams not fit or they to small / big ??

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Originally Posted by johnny t
Go to the K&S metals display at your local hobby shop; find a diameter of brass tubing that fits your application; grind a knife edge on the end of the tube (you have a bench grinder?); twist the tube into the foam to cut out.
similar system i used to use for venting tyres, sharpened piece of brass tube just push or hammer (small hammer) through tyre, I have since got hold of a leather punch which is the luxury item lol.

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Originally Posted by slow coach
Scott you talking moulded foam or proper foam inserts, just an idea but does the center part of the airfilter foams not fit or they to small / big ??

cheers Jason
Molded ofna yellow foams, you knowthe ones that nobody uses Maybe the airfilter foam would work I do know that when i first started playin with this concept i noticed that the different foam made the shocks feel different. So keep in mind the firmness of the foam you choose will affect the shock some. Just food for thought.

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I raced my mbx6 this weekend. The was standing on my shelf since the previous season ended. The just stays awesome! It's jump far and great, you can push it so hard and it eats bumps and ruts (finished 2nd btw)

Can't wait to try the new springs!
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:19 PM
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Hey guys just wanted to know can use the losi blader foams and if so do I have to do anything special

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Hey guys just wanted to know can use the losi blader foams and if so do I have to do anything special

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yes - these are the ones I have on mine. You just need to taper the edges a bit.

I felt that venting the cap (2mm hole) helped, really. Think about it - our issue without the foam is that the bladder collapses and stay collapsed, the air that was trapped behind must have gone swhere, right? Either in the oil, or outside the cap, and it stayed there.... both are bad. Might as well vent it to prevent any pneumatic side effects so the air goes outside on compression and back in on extension.

What's funny is that we're still talking the same tricks that were described almost 2 years ago soon after the car came out

Can't wait to race nitro - I am going through a pre-season cleanup as we speak and the mbx6 remains a great design, the material quality is just superb. I just replaced the bones pins with the hudy tool ($$$), waiting for my new KO's to come it (erg-vb's have had it, 2 full seasons now) and the car is ready to rock and roll for one more season, woohoo!!!

Wondering about the new chasssis though, I never found anything I didn't like with the older one, but still... could be tempted.

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Originally Posted by gixxerman
Are there any modifications that need done to the shock cap when using the foam onto of the bladder?
Hi, can some kind soul post some pix for this foam and shock thing? I am bit.......
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