2nd RC10 - Update 6/6/10 almost there!

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Re: 2nd RC10 - Update 6/6/10 almost there!

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it's a 10t nose plate. they didn't have the logo.

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Re: 2nd RC10 - Help ID front end.

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scr8p wrote:the worlds tower is designed to use the .71 shocks, too. so there's nothing wrong with using them.
Well, that explains those other holes in my worlds tower then! :lol: Learn somethin' new everyday...
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Re: 2nd RC10 - Update 6/6/10 almost there!

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the front end looks better with the 1.02 shocks on it though.

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Re: 2nd RC10 - Update 6/6/10 almost there!

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Learned something new again, I thought all 10t's had the AE logo on the nose plate :wink:
The 1.02" shocks also look like they will work very well...that's a lot of travel for a buggy, it equals my old FT T3 and that thing can jump :shock:
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Re: 2nd RC10 - Update 6/6/10 almost there!

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scr8p wrote:the front end looks better with the 1.02 shocks on it though.
Yes, I definitely agree with you there..... I've always wondered though, why did RPM include their yellow springs for the 1.02" shocks if you could just use soft truck springs? Are they softer yet than any available truck spring?
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Re: 2nd RC10 - Update 6/6/10 almost there!

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to use the 1.02's on the front, you have to add some limiters inside the shocks, and cut a couple coils (i think 3) off of the truck front springs. rpm actually had 2 different "worlds" springs specifically for it.

the worlds tower is not as tall as a 10t tower.

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Re: 2nd RC10 - Update 6/6/10 almost there!

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O.k. gotcha! I've never actually ran a car with this front end yet. I've been peicing one together to restore my ultra molded buggy, so please excuse my learning curve.. :lol: The info about the limiters is nice to know before I assemble the shocks! :D I do have the correct yellow springs. Last time I talked to Atticus at RPM (over 18 months ago atleast) they still had quite a bit of these springs available....
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Re: 2nd RC10 - Update 6/6/10 almost there!

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scottmac74 wrote:Learned something new again, I thought all 10t's had the AE logo on the nose plate :wink:
The 1.02" shocks also look like they will work very well...that's a lot of travel for a buggy, it equals my old FT T3 and that thing can jump :shock:
They had the AE logo on the stock nylon bumper instead. Which obviously got lost when you switched to RPM's mini bumper...

I think I'm done hi-jacking this thread now..... :oops:
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Re: 2nd RC10 - Update 6/6/10 almost there!

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Nah, these are very helpful info, I don't mind at all.

I may try the longer front shocks in the future, but for now I'll stick with the stock one.

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Re: 2nd RC10 - Update 6/6/10 almost there!

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scr8p wrote:to use the 1.02's on the front, you have to add some limiters inside the shocks, and cut a couple coils (i think 3) off of the truck front springs. rpm actually had 2 different "worlds" springs specifically for it.

the worlds tower is not as tall as a 10t tower.
What if you use 0.89's w/buggy springs and a large stack of spring spacers (or the older clamp style shock collars)? Would you still need the limter's/down stops?
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Re: 2nd RC10 - Update 6/6/10 almost there!

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the .89's are too short. you'd have to drill new mounting points somewhere in between the ones that are already on the tower.

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scr8p wrote:the .89's are too short. you'd have to drill new mounting points somewhere in between the ones that are already on the tower.
That is some good info, because it would be better to use 1.02's with cut truck springs and down stops, instead of drilling an extra hole in something rare and valuable.
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cyclepsych0 wrote:I do have the correct yellow springs. Last time I talked to Atticus at RPM (over 18 months ago atleast) they still had quite a bit of these springs available....
Hi Cycle, Do you have the P/N? Thanks.

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Re: 2nd RC10 - Update 6/6/10 almost there!

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They didn't supply the P/N as they were shipped to me loose and not in an RPM bag. I just contacted RPM through their website and asked. Atticus was who I dealt with...

On a side note about the front shocks, I was going to ask a similar question about the .89's. What if you used 1.02" bodies with .89" shafts? Would that be close to the appropriate length? I would still use RPM's springs. 8)
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Re: 2nd RC10 - Update 6/6/10 almost there!

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there is no .89 shaft. the .89 shocks use the .71 shaft. the b44 front shock shafts are .80 (i think). would a .71 shaft in a 1.02 body be the right length for a worlds front end? i don't know, never tried it.

now would a pair of b44 front shocks be the right length for a worlds front end? maybe, but the shock bodies are still too short, so you'll end up putting uptravel limiters on the outside of the shock to compensate for it.

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