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Old 07-29-2015, 10:23 PM   #1
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Default Ascender stock shock length?

Is the stock Ascender shocks 105mm from eyelet to eyelet?

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Old 07-29-2015, 10:48 PM   #2
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Hey eddy!
I measured all four they all read the same. Hope this helps!


On a different note the honcho turned out very nice! Is it up and running yet? I will shot you some pics of the yeti, finally got my paint today! I should have some time this weekend to work on it.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:49 AM   #3
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Thanks for measuring the shocks Luke!! I'm thinking about maybe doing a set of Pro-Line Scaler shocks with the longer HD shock shaft, on my Ascender. They end up being about 105mm with the longer shafts, and with the longer rod end.

Yep, the Honcho is up and running! It has been for a while. I had to trim the fender wells due to some tire rubbing issues. It runs great! I really like the brushed HH motor in it!

Shoot me some pics of the Yeti after you paint it. I want to see its transformation!!


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Old 07-30-2015, 06:14 PM   #4
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Actually the proline powerstroke scalers are 100mm, maybe 100.5mm in length especially with the longer ball end. They are what I have on my ascender, but them being 100mm helps out with the MIP driveshafts.

MIP driveshafts sort of wobble with the stock shocks, or a shock that is close to the 109mm length.
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:52 PM   #5
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Actually the proline powerstroke scalers are 100mm, maybe 100.5mm in length especially with the longer ball end. They are what I have on my ascender, but them being 100mm helps out with the MIP driveshafts.

MIP driveshafts sort of wobble with the stock shocks, or a shock that is close to the 109mm length.

Hmmm... On Pro-Line's website, they claim that if you use the Rear HD shock shafts, and the longer ball end, it will give you 105mm.


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Old 07-30-2015, 06:56 PM   #6
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Taken from Pro-Line's website. Maybe I'm reading it incorrectly?

Next, install the modified shocks on your truck and re-check your clearance. As you can see, we went from 8.5mm to around 9.2mm using the new shafts. Better yet, you can gain another 5mm by adding the included / optional longer length rod ends for a total 14.2mm of lift over the stock length


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Uh, taken from my table......5mins ago. This is with the extended ball end.
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Uh, taken from my table......5mins ago. This is with the extended ball end.

Uh, ok...

I misread the info that Pro-Line had on their website, my apologies...

Pro-Line stated over 100mm when using the HD shafts and the extended ball ends, I assumed it would be around the 105mm range - my mistake...



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Actually, I read that too, and when I finally got around to assembling them I was kinda disappointed, but it was a bonus to notice that my MIP driveshafts stooped wobbling...they kinda made an almost clicking sound, or on the cusp of clicking...
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Actually, I read that too, and when I finally got around to assembling them I was kinda disappointed, but it was a bonus to notice that my MIP driveshafts stooped wobbling...they kinda made an almost clicking sound, or on the cusp of clicking...

Hmm... Maybe I'll look into the Vaterra aluminum shocks...


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Actually, I read that too, and when I finally got around to assembling them I was kinda disappointed, but it was a bonus to notice that my MIP driveshafts stooped wobbling...they kinda made an almost clicking sound, or on the cusp of clicking...
Sounds like the MIP shafts don't have quite enough spline engagement.

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Hmm... Maybe I'll look into the Vaterra aluminum shocks...

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They are very nice shocks.
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Sounds like the MIP shafts don't have quite enough spline engagement.







They are very nice shocks.

X2 on that the aluminum Vaterra shocks



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Old 08-02-2015, 08:50 PM   #13
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Well... I just pulled the trigger on a new set of Vaterra aluminum shocks for my Ascender. I think the stock shocks are nice, if they didn't have the clip issue covering the piston holes. They're some of the best stock shocks I've seen on a RTR!
I know the Vaterra aluminum shocks will be nice and smooth. Can't wait to get them and get them installed!


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