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Old 07-09-2019, 06:08 PM   #41
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Well I got my shipper thru UPS, and the invoice #matches, mine will arrive Monday.


SCORE!!!!!!!


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Old 07-10-2019, 02:21 PM   #42
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The start of my weighted offset axles.



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



More later.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:35 PM   #43
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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
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:43 PM   #44
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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
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:51 PM   #45
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The start of my weighted offset axles.



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



More later.
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Nice!!
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:31 PM   #46
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Hope to see some Friday, mine will be here Monday, my UPS guy is here at 4:30 usually!!


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Old 07-11-2019, 11:02 AM   #47
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I may take a look at that

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)

My CTS turned into a stroke???

And thanks to you guys who have already answered the challenge!!
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Just a little bump here!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:12 PM   #48
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This is as clean as my shop usually gets, and the last time you will see this clean for a while!



And the closest thing you will see to a unboxing from me. (they are not one of my favorites!






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!!!

Let the building begin!!!
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:18 PM   #49
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Confirmed, plastic ball!!!
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:00 PM   #50
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Show the shocks, no one wants to !!!


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Old 07-12-2019, 03:18 PM   #51
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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.
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:46 PM   #52
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Show the shocks, no one wants to !!!




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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!
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Old 07-12-2019, 04:54 PM   #53
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Nice, I can't wait to see what you do!
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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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Old 07-12-2019, 07:21 PM   #55
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Ok Mike shocks assembled,



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





Just wanted to show you my view when I'm sitting at my workbench



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




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Looks like some good AE quality!
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:43 AM   #57
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Beautiful!

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


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Beautiful!

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



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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! Oh by the way, did I say I like them!
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Looks like some good AE quality!
Consider that my like button!

Out to the shop in a few!
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Old 07-13-2019, 11:22 AM   #59
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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!


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Old 07-13-2019, 01:20 PM   #60
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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.



The preload adjusters have a groove for O-rings to keep them from moving which is a nice touch.



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

Anyway I really like the look of the bronze shocks


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

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