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Old 07-04-2013, 09:19 PM   #161
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Any updates on the pinion bushings from vanquish? I'm in need of some since installing the roc412. Thanks.
Just that they are working on getting them released. They have a bunch of other products that need to be released as well. It's just a matter or priorities. You'll see them posted as soon as they are available.
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Just that they are working on getting them released. They have a bunch of other products that need to be released as well. It's just a matter or priorities. You'll see them posted as soon as they are available.
Thanks for the quick reply!
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Hello every one!

kind of a silly question, Harley wrote for his choice of shocks proline power strokes and then wrote for "taller ride" rear shocks and "lower ride" front shocks . Does it mean he will use either 4 front shocks or 4 rear shocks (for front and rear)?
Or are people applying the traxxas set up to their wraith's by using "front" powerstrokes in the front and "rear" ones in the rear?
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Hello every one!

kind of a silly question, Harley wrote for his choice of shocks proline power strokes and then wrote for "taller ride" rear shocks and "lower ride" front shocks . Does it mean he will use either 4 front shocks or 4 rear shocks (for front and rear)?
Or are people applying the traxxas set up to their wraith's by using "front" powerstrokes in the front and "rear" ones in the rear?
Thanks!
4 of the same shocks.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:15 PM   #165
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Hello every one!

kind of a silly question, Harley wrote for his choice of shocks proline power strokes and then wrote for "taller ride" rear shocks and "lower ride" front shocks . Does it mean he will use either 4 front shocks or 4 rear shocks (for front and rear)?
Or are people applying the traxxas set up to their wraith's by using "front" powerstrokes in the front and "rear" ones in the rear?
Thanks!
I wish I had asked this question. I ended up buying the "scaler" shocks. They are kinda bouncy. Tiny looking too.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:28 PM   #166
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I wish I had asked this question. I ended up buying the "scaler" shocks. They are kinda bouncy. Tiny looking too.
I like the scale appearance of them but they don't have enough surface area on the pistons to properly dampen the truck at speed was the issue. I tried running them when I first got my Wraith.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:31 PM   #167
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Did you try fiddling around with the oil weights? Did it help any?
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Did you try fiddling around with the oil weights? Did it help any?
I tried some heavy oil but the dampening was just not there. Spring selection was also some what slim for the range I wanted.
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Thanks for replying Harley...so, were you able to tune the prolines or did you switch to a different brand?
I need to read more about what is true scale and what isn't. I really enjoy anything scale and I'd like to build my wraith as true to scale as possible.
Any suggestions?
Thanks a lot!

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Thanks for replying Harley...so, were you able to tune the prolines or did you switch to a different brand?
I need to read more about what is true scale and what isn't. I really enjoy anything scale and I'd like to build my wraith as true to scale as possible.
Any suggestions?
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The Slash Proline Powerstrokes work very well. They were fairly easy to tune.

The smaller diameter of the True Scale Proline shocks is closer to real world proportions.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:15 PM   #171
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Default beefy top shaft and the spacer that comes with it - install help

hi just got the beefy top shaft
installing it now but I do not know where that spring collar (the black one that look like a top hat - not the three silver spacer) that comes with the beefy top shaft goes.
does it goes behind the slippery or in front of the slippery.
if it goes in front of the slippery - does it goes on top of the spring or underneath the spring.
If someone have picutre of the order of the spacer i appreciate it if you point me to it
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #172
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The Slash Proline Powerstrokes work very well. They were fairly easy to tune.

The smaller diameter of the True Scale Proline shocks is closer to real world proportions.

Thanks Harley!
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I saw a close up pic of your rig and saw you were running a different kind of screw in the steering knuckle to c-hub. I've been having issues with my screws backing out. Which ones are you using there?
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I saw a close up pic of your rig and saw you were running a different kind of screw in the steering knuckle to c-hub. I've been having issues with my screws backing out. Which ones are you using there?
I'm just running a cap head screw, it was probably just handy at the time. I just use plenty of locktite and don't tighten it very tight, just barely snug.
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Thanks bro!
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Just that they are working on getting [HD bushings] released. They have a bunch of other products that need to be released as well. It's just a matter or priorities. You'll see them posted as soon as they are available.
Just a quick question:

Do you have any concerns with added pinion shaft wear given the more durable nature of these new bushings?
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Just a quick question:

Do you have any concerns with added pinion shaft wear given the more durable nature of these new bushings?
The bushings are a super slick material and I don't think wear will be too bad but I have thought about it. I'm really not sure. Putting a few more hours through them in the G6 last weekend and they are still nice and tight. I really don't know why the others had issues but we need to nail that down first.
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Is there a separate thread for these bushings?
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Is there a separate thread for these bushings?
Not specifically yet since we have just been testing them. I did do a video on them but that's about all.
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Thanks you Harley! Great info to know what I'm getting myself into with the Wraith
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