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    merv rockers

    If i were to get MERV rockers, would it reduse my clearence? if so: is it possible to keep it at "summit clearence" with MERV rockers?

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    Yes, you would be closer to the ground.
    No, there is no way to get Summit ground clearance with MERV rockers.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I could be wrong and it could not work, but i Know someone has used the slash toe links as push rods to get a lower stance, maybe try merv/summit toe links as pushrods, but they could be too long.

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    yeah the MERV rockers make it site considerably lower






    but in the end, I wasn't going for clearance anyway. I lowered it further with a body drop





    fix, run, break, repeat

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    You don't lose too much clearance fitting merv rockers, it's mainly the front that drops as you see:

    Before, with Summit rockers



    After, with merv rockers


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    ^

    that first pic isn't full droop either
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    So iamsuperbleeder, what did you have to do to lower the body that low, did you mod the summit body posts or did you use merv body post?

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    hey guys, been doing a bit of reading, first time poster on here though *blush*.

    Ive bought new front and rear MERV drive shafts, new MERV RPM front and rear A-arms
    and also mini summit rockers made by GPM, product code MST027
    (these ones) --->

    will this combination work without issues? I've read quite a few opinions and just ended up confused. cheers in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx.15 View Post
    So iamsuperbleeder, what did you have to do to lower the body that low, did you mod the summit body posts or did you use merv body post?
    I did a LOT of trimming on the Summit posts, and had to hack into the bottom front of the body to get it to sit down over the front bumper mount. I never did have a rear bumper (bought the truck used) but I'm sure some trimming would be needed in the back too if you were to keep running a rear bumper.
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    anyone able to answer me, please ?

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    Yes.
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    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    What is the reason for merv rockers? Isn't it supposed to be a crawler or basher?
    Cars: erevo vxl, 1/16 summit, stampede vxl, tmaxx

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    Quote Originally Posted by revomaxx2223 View Post
    What is the reason for merv rockers? Isn't it supposed to be a crawler or basher?
    Merv rockers give you a progressive shock rate. The farther the rocker compresses the stiffer the spring gets. Also it takes a bit of the extreme driveshaft angles away which will help you to not snap the weak summit axles.

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    there are multi rockers on the market....each rocker has 3 different settings/adjustments. 17$ a pair

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