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    Wheelie bar fix?

    So I've seen about the swami bar bending, the trx bar popping off..
    Well what about shocks
    Make them have tiny shafts and springs but big bores with 50wt oil
    I know this needs a new design but this WILL soften the suspension

    Any thoughts?
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    What exactly are you asking here???


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    I think he means something about putting little shocks on a wheely bar to dampen it ?
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    If your looking for a better mount that wont pop off the rpm wheelie bar mount is much better than alum or stock


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    To cure the traxxas wheelie bar from popping off. Use tie straps to keep it in place. I use one for each side where it connects for wheelie height. Many do this and it works great. I don't use this wheelie bar on my Digger but I do on my Wife's 50's Chevy Pede.

    I think the first time i seen this was on dcsally's truck.

    I found an old pic of when I had it on my Digger.
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    Im talking about a new design
    One compatible for various wheelie bars
    This will help deliver impact smoothly
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    Im talking about a new design
    One compatible for various wheelie bars
    This will help deliver impact smoothly
    So your talking of a wheelie bar with say some merv shocks installed on the wheels of the wheelie bar to absorb? Might be kinda cool!


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    Yep..

    So no more bent swami bars
    No more wheelie bars getting popped off
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    Im way confused by the OP, but ya, I use one Zip-Tie right down the middle of the Traxxas Wheelie bar from popping off. The little tires on the wheelie bar wheels, thats a different story, still working on that....
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    Sorry AbSoLooT1
    It's an add on to a wheelie bar
    It would use little shocks that would dampen the wheels on impact..
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    Im telling you the rpm wheelie bar mount is money! And only $10 or so. Locks everything in place really nicely.


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    They would be positioned horizontaly ..
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    Sorry AbSoLooT1
    It's an add on to a wheelie bar
    It would use little shocks that would dampen the wheels on impact..
    Ya i got what your saying for sure and i think it would be a pretty cool mod!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    They would be positioned horizontaly ..
    Get to working on the mod. I'd like to see ya come up with something sweet like that.

    I don't think its really needed unless you take a hard impact though. JMHO Hey it would be cool look'n though.
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    You talking somethin like this? SHOCKS ON WHEELIE BAR It's been done or atleast an attempt before, for the stock bar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave00bear View Post
    You talking somethin like this? SHOCKS ON WHEELIE BAR It's been done or atleast an attempt before, for the stock bar.
    Yep
    Was hoping this was never thought of..
    Well I can always make mine better
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    I just tried this on mine and unless you have really short shocks installed the wheelie bar would just snap off in a hard impact. Great in theory but im sticking to the rpm mount and zip ties.


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    I might try this. I have spare shocks and a swami on the way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theant View Post
    I just tried this on mine and unless you have really short shocks installed the wheelie bar would just snap off in a hard impact. Great in theory but im sticking to the rpm mount and zip ties.


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    Well...
    Can you describe how you mounted them?
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    Exactly from the link that dave00bear posted. How were you thinking of mounting? The same way?

    I have switched back to stock config again.


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    How did it snap off?
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    Not saying it did. I just see weak points in the mounting points of the shocks. The shocks were wound out way too tight and i didnt even have any oil in them. The top of the shock where it is mounted would just snap right off in a hard impact.


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    I use to glue the stock wheelie bar, then i started using plastic zip ties, now i use 2 rubber bands, its done the job the best so far. I think they let the bar flex just enough when needed too and stay strong enough when riding massive wheelies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theant View Post
    Not saying it did. I just see weak points in the mounting points of the shocks. The shocks were wound out way too tight and i didnt even have any oil in them. The top of the shock where it is mounted would just snap right off in a hard impact.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DiggerPede View Post
    To cure the traxxas wheelie bar from popping off. Use tie straps to keep it in place. I use one for each side where it connects for wheelie height. Many do this and it works great. I don't use this wheelie bar on my Digger but I do on my Wife's 50's Chevy Pede.

    I think the first time i seen this was on dcsally's truck.

    I found an old pic of when I had it on my Digger.
    Awwwww, so nice to see that I recieved some props, lol!!! The zip tie technique with the RPM wheelie bar mount is a very good option. The better option (if you can find one) is the zip tied wheelie bar with the Proline rear skid. I have the Proline rear skid and it is AWESOME.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kdvanb View Post
    Good I wasn't even gonna mount them there
    Well lets see your design then


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    Mine gets held in with a lock nut
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    You said you would mount the shocks elsewhere, where and how? You would use a lock nut where? The issue that i see is not that the screw or screws would pull out of the mounting holes it is that the design itself does not look sturdy enough and i could see the screws themselves getting bent or broken.


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    Drill out a hole put in a hardened steel piece and locktite it
    Done
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    Well put it together and lets see!


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    First I gotta buy my traxxas one
    Lol
    My dad has one but he doesn't like me messing with his truck

    But it'll work you'll see
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