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Old 06-08-2013, 07:50 AM   #1
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Default What wheel travel?

I was shocked when I actually measured the vertical wheel travel on the front of my TH. Just 1.4 (optimistic) inches. Even my 1/16 Revo has 2 inches.
I measured ~2.6" in the rear FWIW
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:19 AM   #2
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Yep, and it isn't exactly quality travel either. But if you went and put a pair of b4.1front arms and shock tower on it, the truck doesn't look very scale then.

I'd like to have a pair of mini upright air shocks. Progressive spring rate, light and scale looks. Then you could run something like a kyosho baby-gold for a shock absorber and have something that still looks scale and performs much better.
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:08 AM   #3
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put a pair of b4.1front arms and shock tower on it, the truck doesn't look very scale then.
Whaaaaat? Associated arms will fit? (pardon my ignorance, I'm still green when it comes to this stuf)

Would one find quality set of aftermarket CVDs that would work? Fabbing a suitable shock tower is no problemo.

My vision of scale is warped by function so I'm not at all concerned about that
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Old 06-08-2013, 08:38 PM   #4
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It looks to me like the problem is a poor front end design. The axleshafts aren't parallel with the lower arms so the dogbone has to move a lot. My twammer is getting max front travel that the stock design dogbones will allow, and yes it really isn't all that much travel. And the vertical shock setups I've seen have even less travel, even with 95mm shocks
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:24 PM   #5
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I'm referring to the possibility of longer arms to increase travel and reduce drive line angles. That's the bottom line, same as a 1:1. My interest is not scale but performance
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:46 PM   #6
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I'm referring to the possibility of longer arms to increase travel and reduce drive line angles. That's the bottom line, same as a 1:1. My interest is not scale but performance
Ditto same here. Although there's no reason it could'nt still look scale, at least as scale as it does stock. Also has anyone came up with a part # for good shocks that will replace the leaky stock front ones?
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:11 PM   #7
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Ditto same here. Although there's no reason it could'nt still look scale, at least as scale as it does stock.
That's exactly how I see it - some people (scale purists?) have a kinda twisted view of what scale should be (yet they drive 237 scale MPH - ha)
Anyway, no biggie it's not a right or wrong thing. I wanna add 6 scale inches to make the front end work and stay together, just like a 1:1. Now If I only knew how to pull it off.......
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