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Old 12-23-2021, 12:25 PM   #1
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Question Newbie shock length help?

Hi! I'm looking for advice on shock length for my scx10ii honcho. I recently acquired new proline hyrax tires and love everything about them except the rub when at full tuck and turn. I plan on shaving the front fenders but I was also looking at the 100mm desert lizard shocks but, I have herd that if I go over stock length I will get drive train rattle. Does anyone have advice for upping the shock length? Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day!
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Old 12-23-2021, 01:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: Newbie shock length help?

Just keep in mind, any changes to stock suspension geometry will have consequences.

Going to 100mm shocks will reduce up travel, and likely result in a higher ride height, and ultimately raise your center of gravity. It will also cause the front axle to shift from center, since it travels on the arc of the panhard link.

Iím curious, what size hyrax do you have?


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Old 12-23-2021, 02:25 PM   #3
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I am running the 1.9 hyrax tires and they are slightly bigger in od compared to the tires that come stock on the rtr honcho. And thank you for the advice! Would it be better if I got the 90mm and put on the shock mount plates with the multiple mounting holes?
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Old 12-23-2021, 04:20 PM   #4
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My Honcho, next to my RBK with the body as low as I could get it, and 4.75 tires on stock 90mm shocks...

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Old 12-23-2021, 09:13 PM   #5
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Default Re: Newbie shock length help?

Another way is to find a gmade transition style shock that allows you to run 90 mm shock but will droop to 107mm I believe, give you a more balanced ride height with the articulation your prolly looking for. Gmades worked great if you can find a spring to sub not being able to keep oil in them lol

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Old 12-27-2021, 11:20 AM   #6
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Thank you! I'm going to try the gmade transitions they should be here on Thursday!
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