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Old 07-29-2020, 09:49 AM
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Thanks! I've wondered before how the progressive inserts would work on dirt. Is there a generic insert made or are they all designed around a specific shock?
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Old 07-29-2020, 10:41 AM
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I believe somewhere in the offroad section there is a huge topic about such a shock system.
But if they were better then Mugen and other brands should have them as well.....

The best shock I have seen were those where the shock shaft did come out of the upper cap. That did give a more lineair flow of the shock oil.
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Originally Posted by Roelof View Post
I believe somewhere in the offroad section there is a huge topic about such a shock system.
But if they were better then Mugen and other brands should have them as well.....

The best shock I have seen were those where the shock shaft did come out of the upper cap. That did give a more lineair flow of the shock oil.
True, like the T-shox Roelof. They were quite good in TC, as long as you did not get rear ended to bend the upper cap mount. And Andreas offered good support and feedback. Serpent had their Side dampener for the original S120 and it was very smooth and reliable.

I was trying to steer him in the direction he needed for the Dirt Oval setup, with the new tires these days and high bite clay it may be his ticket. But for V12 i think his ticket are the Mugen 1:8 IC


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Old 07-29-2020, 11:33 AM
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At this moment I know people love the awesomatix but it will be hard to adapt those shocks.
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Old 08-07-2020, 03:36 AM
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Yes I still consider to go for the Mugen shocks.
I had a closer look and they seem to be similar type to the old HPI shocks which I really like.

I had a look for the MRX6 instructions and setup sheets but I wonder one thing.
Setup sheets mention piston with 1.2 mm holes. Are these optional pistons or the ones which come with MRX6/MRX6R shock sets?
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Originally Posted by V12 View Post
Yes I still consider to go for the Mugen shocks.
I had a closer look and they seem to be similar type to the old HPI shocks which I really like.

I had a look for the MRX6 instructions and setup sheets but I wonder one thing.
Setup sheets mention piston with 1.2 mm holes. Are these optional pistons or the ones which come with MRX6/MRX6R shock sets?
The stock pistons have been modified by drilling the holes to 1.2 mm diameter. Drills and reamers are available.
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Old 08-07-2020, 12:34 PM
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Thanks.
Was not sure if 1.2mm is original hole or not.
But still just one hole for front?
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Originally Posted by V12 View Post
Thanks.
Was not sure if 1.2mm is original hole or not.
But still just one hole for front?
Yup.
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Old 08-13-2020, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by 1/8 IC Fan View Post
How did we go from 1:8 IC to 1:8 offroad???
But another thing in the EU, the Mugen parts are easier and at times cheaper to get than any other! .
Just found this also with other parts.
I wanted to exchange 988 front wheelaxle with aluminium version. Now realized Serpent 903378 aluminium axle is around twice the price of Mugen H2218.
Both parts look very close at pictures.
Now is it possible to use Mugen H2218 wheel axle with Serpent driveshaft?
Someone ever tried this?
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