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rc4wd
09-01-2008, 12:58 PM
http://tracgear.com/product/rc4wd/custom/shocks/compshox/g1/compshox.jpg
http://tracgear.com/product/rc4wd/custom/shocks/compshox/g1/compshox2.jpg
http://tracgear.com/product/rc4wd/custom/shocks/compshox/g1/compshox4.jpg


http://tracgear.com/product/rc4wd/custom/shocks/compshox/g1/compshox1.jpg

http://tracgear.com/product/rc4wd/custom/shocks/compshox/g1/compshox3.jpg

here's the concept of the design.

a scale looking shock for competition and scale rigs that allows the user to vary ride height and change shock operation with the
adjustment of one collar.
-full extension (droop)
-full compression (standard)
-half extension/compression (semi-droop)

Please let us know what you guys think...

Derick
09-01-2008, 01:09 PM
I think they look great! Realy simple desine and they seem very easy to ajust and use. Would they fit the f350 highlift? And what would be the color combination?

-Derick

jgroneng
09-01-2008, 01:28 PM
Yes! This is just nice! :nice:

Love the posibility to adjust heigth...

ThomasR
09-01-2008, 01:29 PM
they look nice! What is their diameter? The less the more scale they appear. :nice:

talon
09-01-2008, 02:05 PM
really like the fact you can change the settings without disassembly. yet another great product idea.

Jafiosz
09-01-2008, 02:32 PM
Hmm, very nice, but how long will they be??

roborg5000
09-01-2008, 03:15 PM
The bottom spring screw worries me. I like th concept though. Would be nice to do away with that screw. I take it you need it to hold the spring in place :thinking:

500swmag
09-01-2008, 03:16 PM
they look nice! What is their diameter? The less the more scale they appear. :nice:

I think they look great! Realy simple desine and they seem very easy to ajust and use. Would they fit the f350 highlift? And what would be the color combination?

-Derick

Hmm, very nice, but how long will they be??


right now they are roughly
4.05" (105mm) extended
2.85" (72mm) compressed
.400" (10.2mm) diameter

but these numbers can easily be tweaked to what everybody wants.

-500

500swmag
09-01-2008, 03:19 PM
The bottom spring screw worries me. I like th concept though. Would be nice to do away with that screw. I take it you need it to hold the spring in place :thinking:


I'll look at redoing the lower mount, it was just easier to make one spring mount clamp design and use 2. And yes it clamps the top and bottom of the spring.

-500

Derick
09-01-2008, 03:30 PM
So they do fit the f350 highlift???... Also how much would they be? Just an estamite, so I can start saving.... lol, no I'm sure there afordable! All your parts are!

-Derick

500swmag
09-01-2008, 07:08 PM
Alright guys, I've been working to get rid of the lower locking collar as requested. I also have to consider keeping it simple so the guys at RC4WD don't go nuts trying to make it economically.

anyways, ditched the lower collar and still in air on top, right now it is a screw/clamp hybrid

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa160/500swmag/comp%20shox/compshoxv2.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa160/500swmag/comp%20shox/compshoxv22.jpg

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa160/500swmag/comp%20shox/detail.jpg

roborg5000
09-01-2008, 07:21 PM
Nice work :nice: I wondered how you would do the bottom collar.

Derick
09-01-2008, 08:05 PM
Looks Great!!!!! Will they fit the f350 highlift? Thanks,

-Derick

500swmag
09-01-2008, 08:10 PM
Looks Great!!!!! Will they fit the f350 highlift? Thanks,

-Derick

Derick,
not ignoring you just haven't had time to pull my highlift off the shelf and measure the shocks.

roborg5000
09-01-2008, 08:17 PM
Derick,
not ignoring you just haven't had time to pull my highlift off the shelf and measure the shocks.

And mine are gone. But I am searching for a measurement now. If I remember right it was around 90mm

McFig
09-01-2008, 08:19 PM
I would definatly buy a set of those!

500swmag
09-01-2008, 08:25 PM
Looks Great!!!!! Will they fit the f350 highlift? Thanks,

-Derick

And mine are gone. But I am searching for a measurement now. If I remember right it was around 90mm

just pulled mine off the shelf, yep they appear to be around 3.5" (90mm). My original thought was that this would be a competition type shock so I had planned on the shock being around 4.3" (110mm). I'm sure RC4WD will make multiple sizes if they get the interest, I'll make up some models at 90mm also when I get the design finalized.

-500

Derick
09-01-2008, 08:25 PM
Derick,
not ignoring you just haven't had time to pull my highlift off the shelf and measure the shocks.

Ok!! Thats fine. I just REALY LOVE these shocks!!! Thanks again,

-Derick

Derick
09-01-2008, 08:27 PM
Even if they are 110mm I should be able to ajust them to fit the high lift. Thanks,

-Derick

roborg5000
09-01-2008, 08:55 PM
just pulled mine off the shelf, yep they appear to be around 3.5" (90mm). My original thought was that this would be a competition type shock so I had planned on the shock being around 4.3" (110mm). I'm sure RC4WD will make multiple sizes if they get the interest, I'll make up some models at 90mm also when I get the design finalized.

-500

That was my thought as well :nice:

lime
09-02-2008, 06:25 AM
nice idea.

I can't wait to try out these.:nice:

Derick
09-02-2008, 02:49 PM
Can I be the first tester??????? lol,

-Derick

500swmag
09-02-2008, 07:09 PM
semi final status. Unless I hear that this size is not what people are looking for, this will be sent to the folks at RC4WD if they are interested.
:nice:
-500

http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa160/500swmag/comp%20shox/dimensions.jpg

tpliquid
09-02-2008, 08:35 PM
can make any thinner than 10mm?

500swmag
09-03-2008, 08:00 PM
can make any thinner than 10mm?

Next step, near final design status.

I have redone the shocks to share components with the dual spring 110mm scale shocks. RC4WD can't share design info, but I made my best reverse engineering guesses to get close.
The upper ball end mount and the knurled seal cap will be directly compatible, also piston, e-clip retainers and o-ring seals. The piston rod/ shaft will be similar although it will contain additional e-clip grooves to hold the lower spring retainer ring. The shock body is similar as well but may be required to be threaded the full length, depending on success of prototypes.

-500
http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa160/500swmag/comp%20shox/compShox9mmx103mm.jpg

roborg5000
09-03-2008, 08:05 PM
Glad you decided to thread these instead of clamping the collar down :nice:

Derick
09-04-2008, 02:40 PM
Lookin' good!!

-Derick

akura2
10-14-2008, 03:05 AM
at 3.55 diameter body... a 3.5-inch diameter shock is very scale