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    Suspension(pics)

    Just wanted to post pics of how low the truck sits after shocks compress I know you guys said it's normal that they don't come up all the way but just curious from my pics is this fine



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    Id say thats pretty low. Are you running stock shocks/oil ? My 4X4 sits way higher than that.
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    very low for front rear is a shot low personally i like the rear arms to sit level with the skid plate when on the throttle the drop test is a good way to test instead of just pushing the chassis down drop from about 1 foot simulates a medium jump at full speed

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    sorry I'm running traxxas big bores and for now their stock silicone shock oil, I mean when I pic up the truck it decompresses and sits high but once I hit bumps, jumps, or even just full throttle the back slams down and it pretty much stays in that position, in those pics I pushed the truck down all the way then took the pics

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    hmmmm stock oil and how much preload are you using i think i saw the .5 inch on the rear i couldnt tell on front

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    For sitting on a rug witch is holding it from coming up any higher,that looks about right.
    Try it in a hard surface,like a would floor,it does look just a bit low,but like i said,if you just pushed it down on the rug ,and slowly let go,that's about right
    Push it forward about a foot and a half,bet it comes up a bit.
    Plus your shocks are in way to far on the control arm,you have five holes,put them in the second hole from the out side in. And run a half inch spacer in the fronts.
    And your right front shock looks bent.Might just be the pic.
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    yea I want to try heavier shock oil I heard the stock one is 30weight??? and I have the 8mm spacers on the back and I had the 4mm on the front but took them off

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    master bones may be correct there a vid would really help us diagnose the issue with you

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    no vid sorry, but alright I'll try what billy said and I doubt my shock bent I haven't even really got to bash yet so yea probably the pic but I'll take a second look

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    One thing you might also check is the control arm pins. Pull them out and clean them up and also run a pipe cleaner through the bulkheads where the pins go through. I haven't had my 4x4 long but I have this issue on the back of my 2wd. If it binds there it keeps the suspension compressed.

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    shock seems fine it's just really hard to tell if it could be slightly bent but I hope not just got em brand new only been on there for 1 day, but I'll try moving the shocks I just put em back to the original hole it was, how about the front better on the inner or outer hold

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    I run mine on the outer hole,with a half inch spacer.and 45 weight oil.
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    alright cool, so yea next is bearings, tires, and some shock oils

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    I run mine on the outer hole,with a half inch spacer.and 45 weight oil.
    I run the same almost
    I use 50wt oil
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    Does that mean it worked?
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    alright cool, so yea next is bearings, tires, and some shock oils
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    alright the front w/ 8mm spacers made a big difference it decompresses perfectly even, and the rear w/ 8mm spacers and moving it out to the 2nd hole in from the outer side helped a bit almost even but not quite there

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    One of your front shocks is in the outer hole one is in the inner !!

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    Just some fine tuning,your getting it,and as you go,you'll learn what hurts your truck and what dosent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XRated View Post
    alright the front w/ 8mm spacers made a big difference it decompresses perfectly even, and the rear w/ 8mm spacers and moving it out to the 2nd hole in from the outer side helped a bit almost even but not quite there
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    alright thanks for all the help

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    I think it's the pic big D,but you could be right,i thought the right shock looked a bit bent,but it was the pic.
    Quote Originally Posted by bigdodge44150 View Post
    One of your front shocks is in the outer hole one is in the inner !!
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    yea sorry about that I took the pic all crooked but suspension is working fine now, but in the back I had to put 8mm 4mm 2mm spacers to get it to level out

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    That's 1 mm over the way they come stock.in the rear,bet that's because of the big bores. Good job,Nap time.lol.
    Quote Originally Posted by XRated View Post
    yea sorry about that I took the pic all crooked but suspension is working fine now, but in the back I had to put 8mm 4mm 2mm spacers to get it to level out
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