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I was out for a cruise yesterday with my MB and had to run onto the curb of my street to avoid a crazy motorist.For some reason they thought they had the right of way.Anyway,I put a scratch on my chassis by hitting the curb. http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/frown.gif This was the first blemish on my MB since I owned it.I polished it out though.So guys,how can I get the full ground clearance from this thing?I don't want to pay for shock spring spacers.I thought about using PCV pipe from Lowe's to make spacers.Anyone devised a way to raise the Buggy for more ground clearance?
05-02-2001, 07:05 PM
PVC would stiffen the springs, but you would only go as high as the suspension travel would allow. It must be nice to only have made your first mark, you must be treating it awfully nice. I took a piece of flat aluminum long enough to go under the first bend of the chassis, drilled three holes in it, and bolted it under the bumper so that it would wear before the chassis did. A trick I learned from my Hawk.
Originally posted by ducky:
>>>PVC would stiffen the springs, but you would only go as high as the suspension travel would allow.
I think that will be enough height.It only needs a little.Don't want to raise it too high.Just enough to clear those darn curbs.
05-04-2001, 02:28 PM
You're right too high would not be good.
The only way that I could stop it from bottoming all the time was to use heavier shock oil. I have already used almost all the spacers that came with it
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