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    Cool Revoman's Merv: Large tires and dual shocks

    So I have not posted anything lately about my car, but I have been working on it a lot lately. I perfected the dual shocks for the front. They work like a charm and look pretty mean. I had some 1/10 stampede tires sitting around so I put them on 100% offset rims and I really like how they perform, they are about the same weight as my trenchers because I am not using any foams. My somewhat scrappy looking 1/10 servo set-up works really well with these large tires. I am still using the same set of SPC 2s lipos after a year and a half of use, they no longer get to full capacity. They get to about 2000mah instead of the full 2500mah. I put my sidewinder 3 in one of the battery boxes and that really helped lower the COG of they entire car. Put together with my big block 5700kv motor this car is a blast to drive. It is so nice not to have to be worried about over heating.

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    Link to dual shock setup.
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...ight=revoman78
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    I assume the second pair of shocks are only in the front?

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    Ya I tried forever to figure out how to do the back too but to no avail.
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    -Hum... that's a new one... (congratulations) Always like to see someone thinking outside the box!
    If i like your answers i might do the same!

    Does it bind in any way? I mean real world, no fantasy land for pics only!!
    And what does that exactly? Only work with big tires, or can work with stock normal tires (trenchers) and so on?
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    I have no problems with binding in any way and you can use it with normal size tires, I also use it with the mini trenchers. As for your other questions I am not quite sure what you are asking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revoman78 View Post
    I have no problems with binding in any way and you can use it with normal size tires, I also use it with the mini trenchers. As for your other questions I am not quite sure what you are asking.
    Ok, thanks!
    The other question is just what does that does that stock rods doesn't... Advantages? If any, or just for looks?

    Can use the stock shocks? Or they are to small in lenght?

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    Right now the bigger shocks are doing about 80% of the shock absorbing. The advantage is it is super adjustable, because you can adjust either pair of shocks to your liking. They are not just for looks, they do a much better job of soaking up the bumps than the stock ones, and they do not leak at all which has always been a problem for me. Also they just plain cool looking. The stock shocks are to short to do it, I used stock stampede fronts for mine because that is what I had laying around. I like it because it makes my car different and it actually helps in performance.
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    Nice! What gearing on 2S do you use with those big tires?

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    I just switched to using a flipped tranny geared 50t spur and 22t pinion.
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    what servo are you using
    Kyosho Inferno VE, Anza Slash, Rustler VXL

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    It is a Jr-sport servo, it was a really cheap servo I got for like $10 like 2 years ago. It is not the best servo I think I stripped out like 5 of them on a stampede until I switched to a metal geared Hi-tec.
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    I did this too, looks pretty good! haven't tested them yet, but it looks like mine will rub with the stock wheels:





    (Yes, I know this is the merv forum, and an old thread)
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    Revoman78, that's a great idea! I'm impressed. I use mine more on the street, so that's not so much a problem, but I'll keep it in mind if I do go to more conventional bashing.

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    I wonder if front Slash 4x4 GTR shocks are too big to do this. Since I already have 1 pair of surplus fronts. This also seems like it might lower the CG which this chassis needs badly.

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