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Old 05-08-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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If you want to try out an outbound shock setup for little or no money, here's what I came up with.



It's the rear shock hoops from an SCX10 attached to the frame with a few spacers. I wanted to put a few packs through this setup before posting and I'm amazed at how durable it is. I've bashed the heck out of it and only had to make a minor adjustment after a head on tree collision.

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Old 05-08-2013, 06:50 PM   #2
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Looks good have you considered grinding off the body post mounts to clean them up a little.
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Old 05-08-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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Plan on it. Just wanted to make sure it worked before putting too much time in it.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:14 PM   #4
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Wow! You may have just cracked a code. I'm sure some people's jaw just dropped. Even though I spent the money on my first production shock hoops. I will have to give this a try. Keep us update!
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:47 PM   #5
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What did you use for the cross members? And can you still use the stock shocks with this mod.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:33 PM   #6
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What did you use for the cross members? And can you still use the stock shocks with this mod.
3/16 brake line. The two bottoms are about 82mm and the top one is 73mm if I remember correctly. You want it to be a tight fit.

The stock shocks are too short. I suppose you could use them with a long rod end on the bottom, but you'd have limited travel. I used some plastic EXO 95mm shocks I had lying around.
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Old 05-08-2013, 10:36 PM   #7
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nice , i spent some big $ on the custom part i have. iam very happy with it tho.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:06 AM   #8
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Lol so I guess I would have to buy new shocks no matter wich way I go.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:16 AM   #9
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Very nice!!! Good work!
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:10 AM   #10
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If you want to try out an outbound shock setup for little or no money, here's what I came up with.

It's the rear shock hoops from an SCX10 attached to the frame with a few spacers. I wanted to put a few packs through this setup before posting and I'm amazed at how durable it is. I've bashed the heck out of it and only had to make a minor adjustment after a head on tree collision.
Very nice! You could use a pan car body mount (they are hollow nylon) cut to length and screw right into it for the upper cross brace, that is what I used on my Honcho build to brace the front shock mounts.
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Old 05-17-2013, 11:32 AM   #11
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Clever clever man !
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Old 05-30-2013, 08:10 PM   #12
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Well I've bashed the hell out of this set up long enough now to call this a worthwhile mod. I've crashed and cartwheeled dozens of times and its no worse for wear. Running the G-Made 93mm diaphragms in the front currently, much better than the EXO plastics I was using. Front and rear suspension action feels very well balanced now. 40wt oil front and rear.

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Old 09-13-2013, 02:40 PM   #13
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Like this mod a lot!!!

But i cant see how you have bolted the hoops to the cage, are they just clamped on with the spacers?
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:17 PM   #14
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right that's those axial parts ordered Most creative.
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Old 09-13-2013, 08:29 PM   #15
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I always appreciate the creative idea on the cheap.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:27 AM   #16
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You really are strait up genius, great job bro!
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