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tastetickles
2011.09.03, 04:23 AM
Today I got 12 bags of R246 goodies in the mail so I proceed to install the parts on my car. Everything went well until I got to this bag of nice looking R246-1341, these dampers leak due to no rubber/silicone cup to seal the top and worst mine came with a stripped thread on one side. The R246 motor mount sucks too, came with near 1mm side to side slob on the motor cover, cant be good for the damper.

Anyone can chime in on the Inner tube shock set? Do you have to glue those on?

Bodom
2011.09.03, 06:35 AM
Today I got 12 bags of R246 goodies in the mail so I proceed to install the parts on my car. Everything went well until I got to this bag of nice looking R246-1341, these dampers leak due to no rubber/silicone cup to seal the top and worst mine came with a stripped thread on one side. The R246 motor mount sucks too, came with near 1mm side to side slob on the motor cover, cant be good for the damper.

Anyone can chime in on the Inner tube shock set? Do you have to glue those on?

if you mean this
http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq194/Bodom_photos/MR-03/P11007521600x1067.jpg
I have it together with short spring set and I love it! Works perfect.
Keeps the front from bouncing and makes it more planted and stable. Nothing to be glued.
http://i447.photobucket.com/albums/qq194/Bodom_photos/MR-03/P1110370.jpg

tastetickles
2011.09.03, 08:56 AM
Thanks, that's great. Does it work with the longer springs set?

Bodom
2011.09.03, 09:15 AM
It works, but long springs are also harder (at least the kyosho spring set).
And it depends on how you want to setup the ride height.
I actually use the shims that comes with the inner tube shock set to compensate for the shorter springs. And I actually use the shorter spring set for its softness rather than for its shortness.

EMU
2011.09.03, 09:59 AM
I have the Kyosho inner tube shocks on 3 of my MR03's and really like it. I use it for setups that I dont use the reverse kingpin with. I also use super soft ATM springs with them, as the shocks tend to stiffen the suspension already. I use very thin oil that comes from an ATM DPS set.

tastetickles
2011.09.04, 01:45 AM
Thanks again for the info. Do you guys know how to get rid of the side to side play on the motor mount clip for the rear dampers?

Bodom
2011.09.04, 02:34 AM
Thanks again for the info. Do you guys know how to get rid of the side to side play on the motor mount clip for the rear dampers?

What rear damper are you using and what rear mount?

EMU, why not with reversed kingpin? I use it exactly that way and I like it :)

tastetickles
2011.09.04, 06:07 AM
I'm using this (slob on that left cover when clipped on)
http://shop.tinyrc.com/d_images/KYO-R246-1201-a.jpg

Damper used:
http://shop.tinyrc.com/d_images/KYO-R246-1222-a.JPG

unearthed name
2011.09.04, 09:22 AM
Are you sure you clip it on properly? What motor you use? Mine will have some slop if no motor is installed, but when installed, the coverr will fit like hel that it's hard to open it.

tastetickles
2011.09.04, 09:58 AM
With original motor there will be 1mm room under that cover, so the cover still slide a bit sideway. Tried x-speed as well, same gap. Weird coz I expect the cover go contact motor and act like a heat sink

EMU
2011.09.04, 10:03 AM
What rear damper are you using and what rear mount?

EMU, why not with reversed kingpin? I use it exactly that way and I like it :)

I was referring to the RR reverse kingpin with spring on the kingpin... since you NEED a spring on the Inner Tube Damper for it to function properly.

Bodom
2011.09.04, 02:36 PM
I was referring to the RR reverse kingpin with spring on the kingpin... since you NEED a spring on the Inner Tube Damper for it to function properly.

Ha, I understand. But I believe it is not "reversed". To me reversed kingpin is when the kingpin's ball is at the suspension's arm.