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  1. #1 Default shocks 
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    well we all know that the stock baja shocks are not the best. So how are we going to fix this? I saw that someone is making a bigger diameter sock shaft, but is this the fix? I say no, this may cause other issues. I say this because when the shock is fully compressed, it is full of fluid. But when the shock is fully extended, how can it still be full of fluid?

    I find the major problem with the shocks is the amount of piston slop. I think taking care of this would help stop the shafts from bending.

    Any other thoughts?
    Last edited by Akela; 04-03-2007 at 06:55 PM.

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    Piston slop is a serious problem and the main problem. I have been informed buy a titanium guru that Ti will not solve the problem.. Using larger shock shafts pose their own issues especially if you use the stock O rings, they are too small for the shafts.. I am hoping HPI is working on something because I think for the average user shocks seem to be the only issue.. Akela and I had our buggies out this weekend in a sand pit.. WHAT A BLAST!!!

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    But how cool would it be to say you have Ti shock shafts. Half the upgrades I do is based on that factor only. If it gets me 5 mental horsepower then thats great.

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    LOL!! It would be cool...

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    I have neen running 20wt fork oil on the biggest piston setting and only bent shaft during real hard crash type of landings. I love to jump my baja, I am one of the guys in the dumont videos from HPI and only bent one shaft last time during a flat landing about 60' out.

    My Baja is faster than yours
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    guess I'll try the biggest setting on the piston

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    run the back of your car high, dont try to set it up like a normal rc car, on normal rc car we run the arms or bone level, I like my Baja with just alittle sage, and I run the front about the same

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    I did notice that when you run with aluminum a arms the shafts seem to bend less often.

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    Yes It Keeps the shocks inline more so they dont bind as easy, I moved the bottom of the shock foward about 1/4 inch

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    And they do work good too! I guess the wife was right after all, a 1/4 of an inch CAN make a difference! LOL!

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