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Old Jul 10, 2014, 02:33 PM
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After trying the shock, it's a bit better but I'm still getting the chattering.
I've got a few different springs to try and I'll try changing the oil.
I initially fitted the shock with some 80wt oil and if I'm honest there isn't much damping.
But at least I can now fit a normal 65mm shock easily even if these HK ones are a bit 'too cheap'
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Old Jul 10, 2014, 03:57 PM
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Nice job, I really like this sort of thing, did it myself to the Silverlit, its fun trying to get a toy to go like this
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Old Jul 10, 2014, 04:18 PM
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That looks good, Syncro. I expect it's a big improvement on the red plastic one, and gives you more scope for experimenting with different oil and springs.

So the bottom end is still a ball linkage, just held by a stud from the left? I had some linkages from GiantCod once (before it got ruined and turned into GiantShark), that had a ball in them that was drilled through, so you could put a bolt through it. I guess it would be quite tricky to drill out an existing ball cup though.
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Old Jul 10, 2014, 04:25 PM
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The bottom is drilled straight through so I can put a 3mm cap screw through from right to left.
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Old Jul 10, 2014, 04:58 PM
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I can see I was looking at it wrong, Syncro.. So, what about the top end? That looked like a bolt through it, but that didn't seem to be what you were saying in the comment on the picture.
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Old Jul 10, 2014, 05:15 PM
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I can see I was looking at it wrong, Syncro.. So, what about the top end? That looked like a bolt through it, but that didn't seem to be what you were saying in the comment on the picture.
Sorry, yes.
Top is bolt through too.
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Old Jul 10, 2014, 05:33 PM
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I see. Thanks.
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Old Jul 23, 2014, 09:10 AM
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Quick update.
I couldn't seem to get enough damping from the HK dampers so decided to seek an alternative.
Then it suddenly occurred to me I had a spare stock venom gpv1 damper from when I upgraded it.
Worth a try I thought and it turns out it fits nicely. It's a little longer but doesn't seen to be a problem.
Handling is noticeably better now as it's got a lot more damping at the rear.
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