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Old 10-01-2006, 08:14 PM
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Has anyone tried grinding off the tabs under the the front and rear lower arms. I dont know if this is possible or even if it would work. Can your grind these off and put longer shocks on to get more ground clearence? It seems like with those tabs there you wouldn't be able to get more clearence even if you did put longer shocks on. Just wondering
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:27 PM
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I would like too know how to do that too
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Old 10-01-2006, 08:37 PM
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Yeah we had a discussion about this the other day. I was looking at my tornado and notice the tabs under the car. I was just wondering if we could put longer shocks on. But those tabs i think will stop you from doing so. You might be able to get the longer shocks on but those tabs would to it from making a difference I think.

I have a pretty rough yard with all those dam moles, I bottom out pretty easy. Yesturday I roled my buggy about 8 times luckly nothing bent or broke. I bashed it pretty good yesturday and I was pretty impressed with the abuse it took.
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yeah im pretty sure u can just cut them off or bend them down
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:43 PM
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Thanks. Do you know of a longer shock to put on of one that would fit I should say.
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Old 10-02-2006, 06:58 PM
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yep, the ones that i got on mine, gpm aluminum shocks for the hpi
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thanks alot. Is that what you did, bent them down?
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I bashed it pretty good yesturday and I was pretty impressed with the abuse it took.
Check this out they do hold up pretty good http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNviw_7isjg
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no i left them cuz i didnt want high ground clerance, i whent for the race truggy styl instead, but i know that it can be done without any problems.
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Old 10-02-2006, 07:28 PM
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Ok one ? do you know the part #( does this one look familiar A718) I think that is the front
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you mean for the shocks?
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if so heres a link; http://www.thetoyz.com/cart/thetoyz_...&cat_name=MT2#
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Sweet video I liked when you said AWESOME to funny. I was beginning to wonder if you had titanium in that thing.
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Thanks alot. I will be ordering some tonight.
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u wont regret it thoes are awesome shocks, one thing tho, they seem to work better if u put the front shocks on the back and vise versa, there kind of expensive but well worth it, let me know how it works and post some pics.
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Thanks for the tip. and yeah I'll post some pics
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All this talk about ground clearence.. Undo the top shock mount and let the wheel hang. Note where the lower A arm hits the chassis and remove the spots that hit. You can only go so far though, before the dogbone will bind up and create problems. Just like putting a suspension lift kit on a truck. Good luck guys. PS raising the center of gravity will cause more rollovers. Longer A arms are the key.
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longer a arm. That does make sense I didn't think about that thanks CU
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Damn that uncle is smart lol...
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that uncle guys is smart but longer a arms means longer drive bones which may not be so easy to get!!!
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Hey, I didn't say it would be easy...LOL You know whats easier... Jato? Revo? Savage???? LOL
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I have access to a machine shop I am sure I can come up with something. Plus of the maintenance guys are into R/C's.
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Hey, I didn't say it would be easy...LOL You know whats easier... Jato? Revo? Savage???? LOL

I would have to agree with you there to, but i will probably wait untill next spring to get one of those. Right now I just like tinkering with this one. You know just see what I can come up with.
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JATO, JATO, JATO , already has longer a arms, great 2 speed trans (actually shifts and is adjustable), the suspension can really be adjusted for low road hugging and off road hight. Not to mention it would eat the 1/10 or 1/8 redcats and spit them out. not to mention the spur gear doesnt strip.
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