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Old 03-25-2011, 10:24 AM
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so, a few had asked for quad shocks on the earthquake.

i think i found a way to do it fairly simple.

i picked up a pair of caldera shocks(same as the 8E shocks but all plastic and not alloy)

i removed the rear sway bar, removed the eyelid from the bottom of the shock and popped it right onto the molded ball stud of the a-arm(where the sway bar attatched to the a-arm)

as you can see in the pics, a long screw and some rod to make a spacer is all i would need to make the top of the shock mount.

i think the spring could be run on the 2nd shock, but if i decide to finish this and run quad shocks ill leave the spring off. i would want extra dampning, not a higher spring rate.

the only downside is that the front a-arm's ball stud is located different from the rear. so i dont think i could do this on the front and have clearance with the steering link.

anyway, here are a couple of pics. feel free to give you input on how to finish and what you think of it!


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Old 03-25-2011, 10:50 AM
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If you are looking for extra dampening, why not try a piggy back shock.

Set for front and rear of a slash for 60
http://cgi.ebay.com/Integy-Front-Rea...item2c5b5b0390.

The ones i ordered for my revo project.



http://cgi.ebay.com/RC-1-8-Buggy-105...item2561a36383
This company is in the UK cost 20.99 and 7.99 to ship to states. So for 50 bucks some nice 105 mm length shocks.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:54 AM
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If you are looking for extra dampening, why not try a piggy back shock.

Set for front and rear of a slash for 60
http://cgi.ebay.com/Integy-Front-Rea...item2c5b5b0390.

the reason i tried this is cause some others with earthquakes wanted quad shocks, like on the hpi savage. running quad shocks does give some added strenght, as there are 2 shock shafts on each corner to take the abuse. doubling the amount of shafts makes it less likely to bend a shaft.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:59 AM
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Ah ok, didnt know if this was like a project or customer. After reading it i should of kept my mouth shut.
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Very nice work can you add a little better quality pics?
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