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Old 07-06-2007, 01:15 PM
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As I'm skint at the moment, I made me own :lol:





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Old 07-06-2007, 01:49 PM
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looks good.[sm=thumbs_up.gif][sm=thumbs_up.gif]
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Old 07-06-2007, 02:02 PM
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If those are Savage shocks, tell us how many shafts you managed to bend. Looks good though, just the Savage shocks are very weak, esp. for such a big buggy.
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Old 07-06-2007, 07:13 PM
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Nice job on the mounts. What kind of shocks are they ? MCD's are really beefy, can they take the weight ?
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They are FG 04 shocks, they're about 10mm to long, so some rework of the shafts is in order. I used them before on the back of an FG so know they will be strong enough.

I can't imagine that you'd get springs hard enough to use Savage shocks on a largescale

I'll be getting the parts to make the standard MCD short shocks into long ones (when money allows), and then these will be spares
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Old 07-07-2007, 08:38 AM
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Again nice work. Those shocks sound like they will be great. I agree on the springs. I had a talk with a guy a couple days ago, that said he was going to put LST shocks on his Baja 5b. I said the same about springs, that would not carry the weight. I also mentioned length of shocks being important as well. He still says he's going to try it. I wish him luck in doing that, but doubt they will work at all.
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did the same on my Racerunner, just in a bit more massive way
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Skint ?

Brit Slang for "out of money" ?
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Skint ?

Brit Slang for "out of money" ?
Indeed, Skint = lacking funds, and is a British slang term, also, broke, bust, stone-broke, stony-broke
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did the same on my Racerunner, just in a bit more massive way
I prefer yours

Have you found an improvment in handling ?
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yes, it is definitly better with the long shocks, I'm really happy about it
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