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Old 03-25-2008, 04:53 PM
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well the new S30 came in today and after inspection it looks like the rear shock mount is leaning towards the rear like crazy any one else have this problem If so let me know the fix also could someone please post pick of rear from the bottom

another thing the battery box hits the shock spring i really dont want to hack but Could i get dsome pics of yours if you have that prob



ill put up some pics as soon as camera charges







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Old 03-25-2008, 04:56 PM
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well the new S30 came in today and after inspection it looks like the rear shock mount is leaning towards the rear like crazy any one else have this problem If so let me know the fix also could someone please post pick of rear from the bottom

another thing the battery box hits the shock spring i really dont want to hack but Could i get dsome pics of yours if you have that prob

ill put up some pics as soon as camera charges

well im not sure if the tower shuld be leaning alot but is the rear tower brace missing???. also the shock dose come realy close the the battery box. wait till red or kuppler come on and they show you the modd they did
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:10 PM
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no the rear brace is there and it almost looks like the brace is to long and pushes tower out
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:27 PM
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It looks fine to me, it is normal for both the front and rear shock towers to lean back. Also for the battery box/ shock issue; you can shave just a little off the corner with a dremel drill and it will clear just fine. I'll try to get a pic of mine for you.
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:51 PM
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but in one of the third pic you can see that the shock tower and the bumper dont look right look between the shock were te bumper hit tower it should be at 90 degrees there or at least you would think that on my old volcano STX the tower was never bent like that but it might just be the new style

After furthur looking it looks ok compared to the rest of the pics ive sen but it just looks cattywompus
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Old 03-25-2008, 05:58 PM
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You shouldnt have to shave anything and the shock tower does look like its leaning pretty bad. Does redcat look at these before selling?
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:03 PM
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You shouldnt have to shave anything and the shock tower does look like its leaning pretty bad. Does redcat look at these before selling?
Yea, no kidding, it should at least come RTR.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:07 PM
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Here are the pictures of mine.

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Old 03-25-2008, 06:13 PM
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Hey blue thanks for pointing it out. I will look at some of the ones here and compare them all. i just glanced at one and it almost looks like the shock towers are backwards but i will look for sure. Hang in there i will have an answer for you very soon.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:19 PM
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Ya no prob Ill tryto switch it around and see what happens just though it was goofy
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:26 PM
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mine looks like that also and its not even a redcat. its a different brand but its the same truck.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:41 PM
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u can just use a dremel tool on the battery box, but leave the screw on there and grind it all the way so it is flush with the screw head where it touches, that's what i did and it works fine now.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:52 PM
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Here is Redharris fix

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This is the mod jumpanddrop is talkin about.
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:58 PM
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I just shot an email off to the factory so they can make some changes in future shipments.

Anyone have an SV that might be about 2-4 months old? If so, did you have to do this as well?

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I believe the battery box clearance has been an issue for awhile now. It just barely touches the spring and does not cause that much of an issue; thats why I'm sure you haven't heard much about it. You can see in the pictures on your site that it is very close to the shock.

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Old 03-25-2008, 07:09 PM
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my shocks are like that also so its not just the redcat volcano. i have a truck from D&A racing which is the same as the volcano SV
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:21 PM
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Darin, xmas time the ones I got in had that problem also.
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Old 03-25-2008, 07:22 PM
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Yep confirmed, I found an old one laying around and checked it out.

Will get factory to make that simple change.

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Hey thanks bro Just wanted to let you know i mean its a simple fix but just didnt look right
BTW thanks for the truck it will see many good video LOL hopefully not destroying it
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My volcano is now modded to the alum upper plate, So I couldn't tell ya if there was any rubbing or not I bought mine last July. Almost 8 months ago, I'm sure I would have noticed it...
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I just shot an email off to the factory so they can make some changes in future shipments.

Anyone have an SV that might be about 2-4 months old? If so, did you have to do this as well?

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LOL.. yea i had to do it... Check out Rich's(Redharris) and my mods... we had to mod it just so it doesnt rub....
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i got mine in January, and i had to rubbing problem too, but my shock towers are much straighter than blues.
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the towers on my volcano epx are slightly bent too but of course there's not batt box.
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u can just use a dremel tool on the battery box, but leave the screw on there and grind it all the way so it is flush with the screw head where it touches, that's what i did and it works fine now.
posted a smart ass comment. changed my mind and deleted it. sorry
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u can just use a dremel tool on the battery box, but leave the screw on there and grind it all the way so it is flush with the screw head where it touches, that's what i did and it works fine now.
posted a smart ass comment. changed my mind and deleted it. sorry
i don't actualy have a dremel tool, i just picked up one of those circular sanding dremel tool attachments and put it in my 12 volt drill.
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