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Old 05-25-2010, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default cheap and easy shock mod

and i cant believe how good it worked!!!!!!!!


i am not a fan of droop set-ups so i tried something a little different.

i havent pulled the trigger on a new chassis yet and was gonna make my own wheel weights but the drill bits i have here can barely drill through plastic so i decided to try to play with the suspension before buying anything.

i used some old body posts and made a shock crossmember and mounted the tops of the shocks as close as i can. it gives the suspension a lot more leverage and makes the springs act softer. heres some pics of how i did it.








the suspension is now soft enough that it will sit flexed with nothing under the tires, just the traction of the tires will hold it up. again this is with no weight on or in the tires so it probably wont do this once i weight them but it gives you an idea of how "soft" the suspension is now. it also gets rid of the servo wiring binding up the front suspension. now i am maxxing out the available travel of the lower links and still have some travel left it the springs, im hoping switching to a ball cup with bent upper and lower links will help me get every bit of travel out of the suspension and stop the tires from hitting the upper links at full steering lock.






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Old 06-06-2010, 05:22 AM   #2
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i was going to do this myself. but i desided to buy a blade tmc chassis
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Old 06-06-2010, 05:26 AM   #3
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im going with the pinch!
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:08 PM   #4
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the reason why i got the blade tmc is because i decided to make a comp rig. is the pinch any good
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Yes the pinch is a great chassis!!
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Old 12-26-2010, 06:02 AM   #6
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this idea is amazing! i would never have thought of it. may do this myself... you may wanna put this in the best performance for little cost thread
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:08 AM   #7
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Good job. I did a similar thing with all-thread and styrene tubing for a cross brace and another with some flat thick delrin like plastic. Ive also seen it done with metal but considering the light weight it may not be needed
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Old 12-26-2010, 10:36 AM   #8
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is the pinch any good
Oh heck yes, it is fantastic.

1/4milecrazy nice job, I thought about doing something similar but bought a pinch chassis instead.

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Old 12-26-2010, 12:54 PM   #9
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Very nice! Real close to the pinch geometry.
I've actually been trying to set up my tmc suspansion like my pnich.
The pinch, and I'm guessing this new mod too, has the smoothest suspension travel I've seen... the geometry is perfect.
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