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Apie
2008.03.04, 03:23 PM
For the love of Mini-z's, can someone clue me in on how to use these on my Overland?

I got them from an auction I won, but I can't figure out how to get them to fit on my G55L or Landcruiser. They are in pieces, and the mounts just don't jive with the stock shocks. Am I missing pieces?

Here is the auction:

http://cgi.*******om/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190193312698&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.*******om%3A80%2Fsearch%2Fs earch.dll%3Ffrom%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm37%26satitle%3 D190193312698%26category0%3D%26fvi%3D1

Auction # 190193312698

It was a great score, they didnt even mention that it has full bearings AND an X-speed motor.

Spoon
2008.03.04, 04:03 PM
So, I am going off of memory here a bit but, I think the oil shocks have two ends, one is a cup and one is a ball.

The cup end is the bottom and snaps to a spot on either the servo case (front) or the motor case (rear)

The tops (with the hole) should also pop onto a ball. I think the I have the upgraded balls that have a hole through them and a spacer that sets them out from the towers a little bit.

It's hard to explain and if I had a better picture I would post it, but this is all I've got. You can almost see the balls under the body.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2206/2268039644_f86732f635_o.jpg

Spoon
2008.03.04, 04:08 PM
Just found a better pic
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2312/2268035440_5f2ce5ff8a_o.jpg

Apie
2008.03.05, 03:47 PM
I get it! So you use pivot balls that were included w/ the shocks? I'll take a peek in my parts bag to see if they are there.

Thanks

Apie
2008.03.07, 02:28 PM
Are all the yellow spacers the same size? It seems some have a tiny lip and others don't. By my eyes they look the same size, but I want to make sure....

Thanks for your response.

Apie
2008.03.10, 12:45 PM
What weight oil is stock?

HammerZ
2008.03.10, 10:35 PM
I am inclined to say #200 is stock. The oil for Tamiya oil shocks I think is #400. Those are metric weights, the higher the number the thicker the oil. I am not sure what Associated oil it would be, even the #25 that I have seems a little too thick.