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    Shock clearance / rubbing

    I've only just noticed this, and it doesn't seem to effect anything, but I'm seeing the springs of the front shock rubbing against the camber links. The car is totally stock, and only recently had its second run. I'm guessing that this is not normal?

    Hopefully the photos show this clearly enough. Any thoughts?




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    Yep my Traxxas GTR shocks do the same. I spaced them away with flat washers. It helped moved them away. Still get a little rub, it doesnt seem to effect anything.





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    Phew...Thanks DiggerPede! I'll keep an eye on it to see if there is any long term issue.

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    The spring retainer doesn't seem to be in place on the first pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sverige View Post
    The spring retainer doesn't seem to be in place on the first pic.
    Good eye man. I didnt catch that either. Crash look at the bottom part of your shock and remount the spring retainer on the rod end. Looks to be sitting on top of it by the shaft. Hopefully the picture isnt deceiving. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggerPede View Post
    Good eye man. I didnt catch that either. Crash look at the bottom part of your shock and remount the spring retainer on the rod end. Looks to be sitting on top of it by the shaft. Hopefully the picture isn't deceiving. LOL
    Indeed, great eye! And you are correct, the retainer was off slightly which I fixed after the photo was taken, but it still seemed like there was still some contact, as you can see in the second pic which is the other side.

    So here comes the super-duper stupid question...how do you keep those little buggers on? Or do I just keep a bunch on hand?

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    Make sure they are properly seated. If they still come off. toss a new one on. They should hold their own if they are in good shape.
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    I don't know how big a difference it is, but with the slot back on the spring retainer it shouldn't pop out as easily...
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrashTestDummy View Post
    So here comes the super-duper stupid question...how do you keep those little buggers on? Or do I just keep a bunch on hand?
    glue them j/k. it should have a slight snug fit and the preload keeps it together.
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