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Juls’s Manta “sand” Ray Build

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That's awesome, colour scheme and hi caps go together really well. Great idea to bond two uprights together for added strength as well. 

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11 hours ago, Juls1 said:

 The stock shocks are junk (not even as good as the ones that came with the car in

:D:D:D

sorry but i disagree with you 100% my "original" top-force and manta-ray witch i brought back when released have only ever run the kit shocks and tbh i never have had any problems with either ones they have performed perfectly with all that i chucked/abused at the both cars and i think i only swoped the oil a couple of times. i have bought the re-re's of both this year and i have managed to get my hands on a set of hi-caps for the top-force but i aint decided weather i am gonna build them yet.;)

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1 hour ago, topforcein said:

sorry but i disagree with you 100% my "original" top-force and manta-ray witch i brought back when released have only ever run the kit shocks and tbh i never have had any problems with either ones they have performed perfectly with all that i chucked/abused at the both cars and i think i only swoped the oil a couple of times. i have bought the re-re's of both this year and i have managed to get my hands on a set of hi-caps for the top-force but i aint decided weather i am gonna build them yet.;)

The “original” top force and manta ray had decent shocks with proper plastic pistons, the re re does not, it has one piece metal shaft/pistons that grind there way up and down the sides of the shock body. Regardless of good or not, they’re yellow and didn’t suit where I was going with the build. I’m happy to donate the yellow stock shocks to whomever would want them as I certainly don’t need them. 

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On 8/23/2018 at 3:16 AM, Juls1 said:

I didn’t like how the rear shock tower just swings off the rear bulkhead on 2 screws so I added a stabilizing bar to it, will it make any difference to a upside down backwards airborne landing? Well even it if doesn’t it looks cool!

For the upper arms I had intended to use top force turnbuckle set and the reinforced adjusters however that combo didn’t work and then I decided I might just use some of the leftover shafts and parts in my parts tray instead. 

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What is that part you used through the rear shock tower held by a body clip? Is it a Tamiya part?

Want to try to copy your idea to stregthen the rear shock tower too.

Thank you very much for your advice.

ernieks

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2 hours ago, ernieks said:

What is that part you used through the rear shock tower held by a body clip? Is it a Tamiya part?

Want to try to copy your idea to stregthen the rear shock tower too.

Thank you very much for your advice.

ernieks

Its the top out of a TL01 Friction shock, I imagine most friction shock tops would be similar, needed a bit of modification.

To be honest it's not great, I'd like to fab up something stronger/less flexible, but its better than nothing made this way. I'm still figuring a better option, it might be better if the Friction shock top where glued in place. 

Someone with 3d printing skills could print up something more solid I think. 

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Great idea!👍🏼

Will copy that, just need to order the TL-01 parts.

Thank you very much.

ernieks

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