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Old 06-05-2019, 06:12 PM   #1
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Bought an LC70 body for my 10.2 and am wondering what to do about the rear shocks. What length shocks work for a drop bed if I mount the upper part of the shock forward on the frame? No shock hoop at all. Really don't want to cut holes in the bed to mount the body and I want the body to sit as low as possible on the frame to keep the COG happy.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:29 PM   #2
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Dinky cantilever system
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Old 06-06-2019, 05:17 AM   #3
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I have mine sitting all the way flat (SCXii)., I have the shocks very close to optimal performance. May move them slightly closer so I have a like more resistance.
I’m already using the heaviest springs (internal), because being on such an angle, uses only a small portion of the spring movement (at a high pressure angle?).
This way doesn’t look too scale but neither does the cantilevered system.
Working on a rc4wd blazer next and have some 60 and 70 mm shocks coming in. Hoping to get more of a scale look.

Beware I’ve probably taken my shocks apart and adjusted resistance about 20 times now


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Old 06-06-2019, 05:27 AM   #4
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Couldn’t find the vid, where someone was using proline buggy shocks. Had them sitting almost straight up, attached to frame rails.

Also for my gig I have extra droop springs installed so the shocks won’t hang at full extension (keeping it looking fairly scale). Else at flex you’d have a 2” gap between your truck bed and wheels;)


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Dinky cantilever system
Do you know anywhere that has it in stock?
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Old 06-06-2019, 06:44 AM   #6
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Couldn’t find the vid, where someone was using proline buggy shocks. Had them sitting almost straight up, attached to frame rails.

Also for my gig I have extra droop springs installed so the shocks won’t hang at full extension (keeping it looking fairly scale). Else at flex you’d have a 2” gap between your truck bed and wheels;)


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I think if I installed them straight up and down that would limit flex a bit. If they are angled forward I can get a slightly longer shock in there and not limit flex so much. A good happy medium
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:14 PM   #7
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So does anyone know what length shocks will work for what I want to do? I know I've seen it done before
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Use 55mm touring car shocks angle forward
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