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Old 2005.10.20, 02:04 AM   #1
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home made low rider shocks tutorial..

i wanted to lower my OL... but I didn't want to buy another set of shocks... so i was looking at the low rider shocks, and it seems the only thing different about them was that the screw shaft was shorter....

so here it is...

picture 1 and 2 are of supplies needed, 1 screw driver, 1 plastic coffee stirring straw, and a razor blade...

cut the plastic straw to desired lenght of lowering.... carefully cut four pieces of equal length... or you can leave the rears stock or a little bigger if you want a forward slammed look...

then take apart a stock shock... insert screw into plastic tube piece, and reasemble
it should now be shorter than a stock shock...

check out the picts its all pretty straight forward...
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Old 2005.10.20, 02:06 AM   #2
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the rest of the picts
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Old 2005.10.20, 03:02 AM   #3
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Can you take a picture of the screw mounted in the shock?

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Old 2005.10.20, 03:31 AM   #4
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Can you take a picture of the screw mounted in the shock?

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not sure what you mean by that...

but here are some picts of the entire assembly of the shock...

also one of the picts above (its kind of dark) but it is a stock shock next to a lowrider shock...
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Old 2005.10.20, 03:31 AM   #5
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one last pict
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Old 2005.10.20, 05:53 AM   #6
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Thanks j399. That's what I was looking for. Good idea and I'll have to try it.

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Old 2005.10.20, 10:01 AM   #7
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Cool I have been wanting to look into making some of those but you did a good job and I will just follow your Tut. Thanks for posting.
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Old 2005.10.20, 02:00 PM   #8
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now i just need my pcb because i dropped my H1 substantially lower than stock lowriders... so im wondering how the lower center of gravity is going to impact the ride...


im hoping it will drift better
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Old 2005.10.20, 06:24 PM   #9
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Simple and easy to do. Yes it will drift well, like racing up Pikes Peak. I only have less than a half a millimeter of shock travel like this, so no jumping with it. And I use the shock shaft screws to adjust the chassis for flat running. I will have to put the F150 body on later to see how it looks, I'll need the ASC wheels as these would be in the fenders for sure.

Also for the "racer rake" I used the front shocks in the rear and the rear shocks on the front.
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Old 2005.10.20, 09:20 PM   #10
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Simple and easy to do. Yes it will drift well, like racing up Pikes Peak. I only have less than a half a millimeter of shock travel like this, so no jumping with it. And I use the shock shaft screws to adjust the chassis for flat running. I will have to put the F150 body on later to see how it looks, I'll need the ASC wheels as these would be in the fenders for sure.

Also for the "racer rake" I used the front shocks in the rear and the rear shocks on the front.
thats awesome, im glad you liked the mod... lol....

im installing a pcb right now... and god damn the steering is ridiculous to install... i keep snapping wires, so i have to keep resodering them!!!
arg....
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The servos are the worst to put together, for me it helps to remove the front box alltogether and assemble it off the chassis. Then when you have the front box together remount it and lay the board in. This is the way I installed my monster electrics, same for the overland just smaller pieces.
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Old 2005.10.20, 09:28 PM   #12
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so your creating a spacer for the shaft screw at the top mount.... wow, never thought about that. very simple and effective. if you can find flexible tubing you might be able to achieve slighltly less rigid response as well.
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Hmm, needs some of those G wheels. I made my spacers from styrene tubing 3mm od. and 2mm id. I used the white stuff and the screws fit right in without having to drill it out. I did this to my set of lowdown shocks, this way I just swap them out and go.
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Old 2005.10.20, 11:04 PM   #14
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@#$%#^&*&^%$##

just destroyed another pcb!!!

after resoddering the wires a few times, the motor attached to the steering servo stopped working....

!@#$#%#@$#$@#%@#

im soooo angry right now...

grrrr...
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Old 2005.10.21, 03:40 AM   #15
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buy an iwaver 02 pcb at ******
much cheaper

it fits except the cristal
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