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    Review and installation of Yeah Racing DP-1001TI Shock Set

    I have had these on my MERV for quite some time...
    I don't even remember how many packs!

    I am extremely happy with how my RC's handle with these shocks... I even have them installed on my wife's Boss. Even though the Boss needs to be higher off the ground that I would like due to the shock design, the handling is better than I was able to get with the stock shocks.

    Here is what is included in the package:
    4 aluminum shock bodies titanium in color, 4 aluminum upper shock caps red in color, 4 aluminum threaded lower shock caps titanium in color, 4 Silver (soft) springs, 4 Blue (medium) springs, 4 Gold (hard) springs, 4 1 hole pistons, 4 2 hole pistons (installed), 4 3 hole pistons, 4 ball ends, 4 ball nuts, 4 pillow towers, 8 screws, and one hex tool. Oil is NOT included!
    (not bad for a $23 shock set!)



    There is some required modifications needed to install these to the 16th platform... they are simply too long to just take out of the package and bolt on. I feel these modifications are easy enough that most RC'ers will be able to perform these modifications without too much frustration.

    One of the modifications is the shock ends... they need to be cut down to 8mm in overall length:


    The other modification is the pillow tower... it also needs to be cut down to 8mm in overall length:


    Next is to find some hardware...
    2.5 Washers:
    http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...0A20000&ucst=t
    2.5 x 20mm Bolts:
    http://www.fastenal.com/web/products...S2490020A20000


    I filled mine with 50wt and have the soft springs in front with the medium springs in back.
    This seems to be a pretty good setup so far!

    Then they can be bolted on:

    (old picture, but serves the purpose)

    I will add that if you are not running with pressure against the shock spring retainer, I suggest squeezing them slightly with a pair of pliers so they hug the shock end so they will not fall off. << I learned the hard way... now I have a nearly complete shock set for spare parts. lol

    Also, they do touch each other... but I have yet to see any adverse effects other than some scratched aluminum. Here is some video of what I am talking about:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/6075195...57629522870929
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/6075195...57629522870929
    Last edited by Jimmie Neutron; 07-02-2012 at 11:52 AM.
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    I am putting the links to the shocks in this post so that if it goes against forum rules (which I do not think it does) this post can simply be deleted.

    http://www.rcmart.com/rc-damper-yeah...i-p-25325.html

    http://www.rcmart.com/rc-damper-acce...9-p-28606.html
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    Nice review shimmie. I always value and enjoy your opinioins.

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    Jimmie is a god



    nice review Master
    and they look quit insane too the shocks

    keep your awesome threaths up

    YOU ROCK
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    Thanks for the compliments!

    I forgot to mention that these are the absolute biggest bore you can fit on the platform... much larger than stock and I think they are even larger than Exotec.

    They have a 1cm bore!
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    here is one closeup photo, they came in mail yesterday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    Thanks for the compliments!

    I forgot to mention that these are the absolute biggest bore you can fit on the platform... much larger than stock and I think they are even larger than Exotec.

    They have a 1cm bore!
    putting some 100wt in my exotek shocks. Pretty close but the exotek bore is 10.09 mm

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    Good to know!
    Thanks 50
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    probably 10.10 didn't want to scratch the bore with the calipers!
    have you hit any bumps with those shocks?

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    Do speed bumps count? lol
    I don't get too much of a bounce... or hop... even after launching off from a jump.
    I do need to put some heavier oil in my wife's Boss though... it bounces over every crack in the road.

    I measured bore with a ruler... so it is an inaccurate measurement.
    No calipers here... they are all in the shop 45 miles away.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I we cutted down those shock ends so merv can bottom now, but there is one problem now they dont hold on to great. Now im thinking to make metal ones that will hold better ....and spring retainers are constantly falling of

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    I don't have any issues with the shock ends... be sure to thread them on all the way.

    If you lost a spring retainer, let me know via PM.
    If you squeeze them tighter (not installed) they will grip the shock end and not fall off so easy.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    I just did this install,, front has no probs. rear spring retainers are hitting stock rockers? I didn't have to cut my shock rod ends,,, they were already 8mm

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    I didn't have any issues with them.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Are you using stock rear rockers?

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    Yes I was. I no longer own my 16ths...
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