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Old 02-09-2016, 02:27 PM   #1
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Default Link Conversion, What Shocks???

I've done the Link Conversion on my TF2 and fitted the Gelande front shock hoops, But was wondering what length and what make shocks people are using for the best results?, I'm not after mega articulation but i like my rigs to soak up the terain as best as possible ;)
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Old 02-09-2016, 02:56 PM   #2
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Default Re: Link Conversion, What Shocks???

On my first TF2 that I linked I went with 80mm fronts and 90mm rears. That would be a good starting point and if you think you might want more articulation you can move the 90mm shocks to the front and put some 100mm shocks out back.

As for the shocks themselves, you'll want to use a coilover type shock, the RC4WD Rock Krawler Emulsions or King shocks are both good choices and come in multiple lengths.
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Old 02-09-2016, 03:14 PM   #3
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Yeah I've got King's on my scx10 and love them, I've actually mocked it up with some stock axial shocks up front internally restricted so they are 80mm and thought I'd like a tad more articulation, I'm tempted with the Proline scaler shocks and run them 90mm up front and 95mm (or find some longer ball ends to make them 100mm) on the rear
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The pro-lines are awesome shocks. Just take into account the longer the shock the higher the car will sit and this will shorten the wheelbase and it starts to look odd.

Like you say limiting them internally would be a wise choice.
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Go back to leaf springs, I'm thinking about ditching my 3link to go back to Springs up front
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Old 02-09-2016, 08:39 PM   #6
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While I do love a good link setup, the coil over shocks kill the scale-ism for me....


Like dead...



I know to each their own, but it's to the point where any time I see coil-overs on a TF2, I'm like "you're doing it wrong".


On my Gelande 2 Cruiser, I ditched the coil overs and got the rc4wd Old Man Emus in 80mm (because of the weight). They're internally sprung and if you use a heavier shock oil (I use silicone diff oil...) then they work very well. And if you run bigger tires, they won't be rubbing the coils when you go to turn.
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I don't want to turn this in to a Coil over vs Leaf debate :P, I 100% totally agree with you about the looks/scaleness of of leafs but i watched a lot of videos on you tube etc before buying the tf2 and although the scale look of leafs is spot on, in the field running and how the truck looks on the rough stuff just looks far too stiff/rigid even with the soft red springs and mods, i like my rigs to flow nicely over the lumps and bumps but then that's just a personal preference.
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Old 02-10-2016, 11:13 AM   #8
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No debating here, I understand...lol. Since pretty much all your weight is up front and you have the G2 hoops, I wouldn't be afraid to run the 90mm scale shocks, like super lifts or emus. They make different springs you can put inside them to make them stiffer, softer, etc. If you're running links then those scale shocks with heavier oil would be pretty plush.
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So a lot of messing with restricting the axail shocks (for mock up) up and down travel and I've got a nice stance and on full articulation the shell isn't sitting on the tyres at all so minimal rubbing ☺
I'll get some pics up in a bit once I've figured out how to do it lol
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I'm running 100mm up front with G2 shock hoops and and 110mm in the rear.


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