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CODYBOY 07-10-2019 02:21 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
The start of my weighted offset axles. "thumbsup"

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...3-IMG_1551.jpg

Still in pieces, can't do to much more until I get my kit. I can machine some offset unis. "thumbsup"

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...4-IMG_1553.jpg

More later. ;-)
Ernie

CODYBOY 07-10-2019 02:35 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Just got this in the mail, My kit is on its way!!!

Order Comments: 6/7/19 - customer request change to ASC40102 (kit) - store credit issued for difference. DS 5/20/19 - ASC40100 - PRE-ORDER - will ship when available. DS
Your items shipped on 07/10/2019 via USPS : Priority Mail 3-Day™
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fxman 07-10-2019 02:43 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CODYBOY (Post 5949265)
Just got this in the mail, My kit is on its way!!!

SAME!!! Supposed to get here Friday - and I am not even home this weekend - aaaargh! Well, a day more or less won't hurt anymore, since that truck is all over the inter webs already ;-)

Topher Builds 07-10-2019 02:51 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CODYBOY (Post 5949261)
The start of my weighted offset axles. "thumbsup"

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...3-IMG_1551.jpg

Still in pieces, can't do to much more until I get my kit. I can machine some offset unis. "thumbsup"

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...4-IMG_1553.jpg

More later. ;-)
Ernie

Nice!! "thumbsup"

mikemcE 07-10-2019 03:31 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Hope to see some Friday, mine will be here Monday, my UPS guy is here at 4:30 usually!!


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CODYBOY 07-11-2019 11:02 AM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CODYBOY (Post 5948454)
I may take a look at that"thumbsup"

Ok guys I just wanted to throw this out to you!! I started a challenge in the CHIT CHAT section. We have a RCC friend who could use a little help. Check out the challenge here. (the challenge is post #77)

http://www.rccrawler.com/forum/chit-...to-stroke.html

And thanks to you guys who have already answered the challenge!! "thumbsup"
Ernie

Just a little bump here!!!!!!!!!! "thumbsup"
Ernie

CODYBOY 07-12-2019 12:12 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
This is as clean as my shop usually gets, and the last time you will see this clean for a while! "thumbsup"

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...1-IMG_1557.jpg

And the closest thing you will see to a unboxing from me. (they are not one of my favorites!
https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...2-IMG_1558.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...3-IMG_1559.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...4-IMG_1560.jpg

No step by step either, I will show a few pics and answer questions, besides you all already know what they look like put together!!!"thumbsup"

Let the building begin!!! "thumbsup"
Ernie

CODYBOY 07-12-2019 12:18 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Confirmed, plastic ball!!!

mikemcE 07-12-2019 03:00 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Show the shocks, no one wants to !!!


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HumboldtEF 07-12-2019 03:18 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Nice Ernie!

My kit just showed up as well. I stayed up super late cleaning up my workbench in anticipation which is a rare occurrence (the cleaning up part, not staying up late) lol .

I might just start with the shocks Mike, I'm curious too.

CODYBOY 07-12-2019 04:46 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mikemcE (Post 5949728)
Show the shocks, no one wants to !!!




Hang up and Drive

K Mike I will work on them in a little while. I'm not in a hurry with this build, I like to savor the idea of putting a premium kit together! "thumbsup"
Ernie

soze 07-12-2019 04:54 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Nice, I can't wait to see what you do!

B-MOW71 07-12-2019 05:05 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Itís nice to see the kits are finally starting to arrive. Canít wait to see these kits and how they compare to the RTR.

Looking forward to seeing all the different builds everyone will be doing.


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CODYBOY 07-12-2019 07:21 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Ok Mike shocks assembled,

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...1-IMG_1562.jpg

This is how I like to lube my O-rings with green slime!

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...2-IMG_1563.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...3-IMG_1565.jpg

Just wanted to show you my view when I'm sitting at my workbench :x"thumbsup"

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...4-IMG_1566.jpg

Finished product! They feel as good as they look, very smooth. 27.5w in the front, and 30w in the rear. "thumbsup"

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...5-IMG_1567.jpg


Ernie

calcagno45 07-12-2019 09:51 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Looks like some good AE quality!

mikemcE 07-13-2019 06:43 AM

What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Beautiful!

Loaded question, how do they stack up against the dravtechs ?


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CODYBOY 07-13-2019 10:45 AM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mikemcE (Post 5949856)
Beautiful!

Loaded question, how do they stack up against the dravtechs ?



Hang up and Drive

In my mind I have been a Traxxas big bore shock lover for years! If these don't leak, they feel great so I think we would be comparing apples and apples. But I won't know until I try them on my truck. So do I sound like a candidate talking around a question? That's what you get for asking a loaded question Mike! :lmao::lmao: Oh by the way, did I say I like them!"thumbsup"
Ernie



Quote:

Originally Posted by calcagno45 (Post 5949820)
Looks like some good AE quality!

"thumbsup" Consider that my like button! ;-)

Out to the shop in a few!
Ernie

mikemcE 07-13-2019 11:22 AM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Well Iím a big bore fanboy, proudly, as you say they work, and donít leak.

My take on these is a step up from dravtech/ big bore because of the threaded preload, vs o rings etc.
these are pricy if you build them up from parts the kit shocks are $70.00 plus a pair! Dravtechs are $37.00 pr

These were the real reason along with gears for doing the kit.

Thanks for the review!


Hang up and Drive

HumboldtEF 07-13-2019 01:20 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
I assembled the shocks too, they feel really nice and smooth (30 wt oil). I heard people saying these leak so I took measurements on the O-rings and spacers before I completed the last one in case that does happen. This way I can look into making up a thicker spacer or O-ring if they do leak.
https://i.imgur.com/GcCR4nxl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/C7woJoCl.jpg

The preload adjusters have a groove for O-rings to keep them from moving which is a nice touch.
https://i.imgur.com/ZOWZtvkl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/JaTgsQkl.jpg

I did notice that the hole on the main shock body for the shock shaft is larger than I'm used to seeing. I was thinking it should be tighter to keep the shaft true and stable, but after assembling them they are nice and stable. This is probably due to the thicker than usual spacer between the O-rings, which puts the O-ring farther apart. Since the shaft rides on these O-rings the farther these are apart the better (more stable/less deflection).

I also went a bit overboard (might have imbibed too much of the koolaid at the time) and got their bronze shock bodies and black top and bottom caps. Then I realized with just a few more parts I could have 2 sets, ordered more parts :lmao:

Anyway I really like the look of the bronze shocks :mrgreen:
https://i.imgur.com/jqw9EAYl.jpg

I also installed some of the softer springs, the white and green which feel good, nice and soft.

EDIT: also worth noting the spring perches fitment on the rod end is very very tight, you really need to press them on quite hard to get them fully seated. Removing them takes a lot of force or tools which is unfortunate (might be easier to unscrew the rod end) but at least these wont be falling off and getting lost.
@CODYBOY some of yours spring perches look fully seated and some look like they might not be, as I mentioned it takes a fair bit of force.


Also worth noting, the chassis with the hard parts is very stiff and rigid "thumbsup"

CODYBOY 07-13-2019 01:57 PM

Re: What I'm doing to my ENDURO!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mikemcE (Post 5949896)
Well Iím a big bore fanboy, proudly, as you say they work, and donít leak.

My take on these is a step up from dravtech/ big bore because of the threaded preload, vs o rings etc.
these are pricy if you build them up from parts the kit shocks are $70.00 plus a pair! Dravtechs are $37.00 pr

These were the real reason along with gears for doing the kit.

Thanks for the review!


Hang up and Drive

"thumbsup"
The Dravtechs are expensive, but IMO you get what you pay for. "thumbsup"

Quote:

Originally Posted by HumboldtEF (Post 5949908)
I assembled the shocks too, they feel really nice and smooth (30 wt oil). I heard people saying these leak so I took measurements on the O-rings and spacers before I completed the last one in case that does happen. This way I can look into making up a thicker spacer or O-ring if they do leak.
https://i.imgur.com/GcCR4nxl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/C7woJoCl.jpg

The preload adjusters have a groove for O-rings to keep them from moving which is a nice touch.
https://i.imgur.com/ZOWZtvkl.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/JaTgsQkl.jpg

I did notice that the hole on the main shock body for the shock shaft is larger than I'm used to seeing. I was thinking it should be tighter to keep the shaft true and stable, but after assembling them they are nice and stable. This is probably due to the thicker than usual spacer between the O-rings, which puts the O-ring farther apart. Since the shaft rides on these O-rings the farther these are apart the better (more stable/less deflection).

I also went a bit overboard (might have imbibed too much of the koolaid at the time) and got their bronze shock bodies and black top and bottom caps. Then I realized with just a few more parts I could have 2 sets, ordered more parts :lmao:

Anyway I really like the look of the bronze shocks :mrgreen:
https://i.imgur.com/jqw9EAYl.jpg

I also installed some of the softer springs, the white and green which feel good, nice and soft.

EDIT: also worth noting the spring perches fitment on the rod end is very very tight, you really need to press them on quite hard to get them fully seated. Removing them takes a lot of force or tools which is unfortunate (might be easier to unscrew the rod end) but at least these wont be falling off and getting lost.
@CODYBOY some of yours spring perches look fully seated and some look like they might not be, as I mentioned it takes a fair bit of force.


Also worth noting, the chassis with the hard parts is very stiff and rigid "thumbsup"


Casey, if I ever had a business I'd want you for my Quality control!!!! Good job young man! I notice the one shock in my pics last night. "thumbsup"

Just a little caveat when building your shocks. When your bleeding them make sure you lube the o-ring at the top of the shock body, it is really easy to have it pinch out when tightening the shock cap. When I get the cap turned down to the o-ring I twist the cap a little both ways to be sure the ring is captured into the cap. It would be really easy to tear the rubber and ruin it. "thumbsup"


On to the axles, I had these Yeah Racing chubs in my stock and so I thought I would try them. Went on and tightened up very nice on the stock (hard) axle. They are just a little tighter than the SSD chubs and I don't they will come loose.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...1-IMG_1569.jpg


I also clearance the unis for a few more degrees of steering.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...2-IMG_1571.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...3-IMG_1572.jpg

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...4-IMG_1573.jpg

And the rear is done too.

https://i1264.photobucket.com/albums...5-IMG_1574.jpg

All for now guys, maybe more later today. ;-)"thumbsup"

Ernie


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