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    what options to get lower ?

    what option do we have to get the merv lower to the ground ????

    please dont come up with ziptide the shocktowers i dont want that

    i know there are other PPL who did lower it

    so would be great to see some lowering pics in this topic and how to

    thx for reading this guys and girls
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    How about the old fuel tubing in the shock shaft behind the piston. It will reduce your travel but if you are low to the ground you don't need long travel.maybe need stiffer springs

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    what if u tried the stiffest shocks for the traxxas ken block fiesta?



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    okee!

    option 1 is stiffer springs

    are there also others tricks or tips ?
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    Yeah, like 50 said. Shock limiters might be your best bet.

    If you run stock shocks look at Traxxas part no TRA7067. That are the limiters for the Rally.
    I run bigbore shocks, so that part did not fit here. I tried silicone fuel tubing but never managed to get an even cut through the tubing.
    I now use these small ruber pieces you usually use on your fiets bowden wires to protect the frame from scratches. Works good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJVeld View Post
    what if u tried the stiffest shocks for the traxxas ken block fiesta?
    Only difference between the merv and the rally/fiesta shocks are the limiters inside the shocks limiting the travel.

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    The zip tie method is the cheapest/easiest way to lower it, next would be doing the limiters in the shocks.

    Idk if this will work, never seen it before but what if you use longer pushrods that attach to the rockers...?

    You could make your own using all thread rod and pushrod ends. That's what I did for my front ones that attach to the steering cause with the RPM arms & GH hubs the stockers were too short.
    Last edited by devildog88; 06-12-2012 at 12:27 PM.
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    don't you mean shorter pushrods

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    i run traxxas aluminum and gh hubs work fine?

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    thats was my idea : there must be a way with the shocktowers and the pushrods to get lower

    i know zip tie them will make it lower , but when you remove the body i think it does not look pro

    there for i started this topic to find out if you guys knew a better way

    THX for now for the good ideas and nice replys
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    Hey Mossie,

    i just remembered some short DIY links i have in my parts box. I got them off ebay for one euro but never mounted them yet.
    Looks like someone cutted the stock rods, bored them and put a threaded link in between. They should bring the car down quite a bit

    Just for an inspiration:


    The HR on the top are "normal" lenght rods for comparision. (Stay clear of the HR, they bend if you look to sharp in their direction, totally not recommended.)

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    Wow looks like your set!

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    Some pictures of my Merv with the shock limiters from the rally car.... Test run was great but.... the Mini Revo is just sitting too low with the TBone installed. I will go back to the Zip tie method.

    Last edited by Chefmike; 06-15-2012 at 02:38 AM.

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    Chefmike, all you need to do to raise the height with the limiters in is to extend the pushrods in both the front and rear. Making them longer (and I can see that yours are adjustable) will raise the ride height. This is the best way to lower the car... using limiters.

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    Cant you lower the shocks by putting fuel tubing inside them, along with shorter springs?

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    Cobra: i owe you a beer! What a great and simple advise...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chefmike View Post
    Cobra: i owe you a beer! What a great and simple advise...
    does traxxas make beer??? hahah

    any way to Mossie.. use the limiters i installed some last night.. TIP: use hollow balls as limitters that way instead of using tubing i cut, i get the exact same size on all shocks.. it worked like a charm and set my merv just low enough for me. witch is so low i will have to remove my t bone cause with it im getting like maybe 1/3 of an inch clearance.

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    good idea !i tried using two rocker arm bushing works good too.but all my spares i use in the center of my hpi rims!

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    yea i needed those bushings so i looked and seen how many hollow balls i had and realized how closely the stay to the shaft and was like hey that would prolly make it easier for the oil to flow through, cause the bushings covered up the piston hole, and the hollow balls fit really snug..

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    this is starting to be a very usefull threath = thx guys

    some of you start make me thinking and brought up some real good ideas

    YOU ROCK!!
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    thats why we are here.. but if you do go with shock limiters.. i really suggest the hollow balls.. dont know if it makes a difference but the small outer diameter on them to me makes it seem like it wouldnt get in the way of your piston hole and allow oil to flow through easily.

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