Shims for dual rate shocks (Hamster82 inpspired :D)

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Shims for dual rate shocks (Hamster82 inpspired :D)

Postby tokeyo83 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:24 am

inspired by hamster's DIY: http://csjunkies.com/viewtopic.php?f=62&t=982 |O|

here's how i did mine, shims come out to be uniform in shape and consistent.
for the compass i used the divider point and sharpened it (so it has 2 pointy parts) or you could use a circle cutter

compass, caliper, any yokomo plastic bag, and double sided tape.
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lay double sided tape down
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lay yok plastic on tape (i sharpied it so you can see the cuts easier)
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first to be cut is the outer diameter (depending on what piston your using it may vary, and how much you want to slow your rebound) the more you cover up the hole, the slower the rebound will be. i used hamtser82's measurement 8mm outer dia. half of 8 is 4.
(im using tamiya 3 hole pistons)
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once you get the measurement you need to transfer it to your compass, so i used the sharpest points of the caliper and marked the plastic
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then set the compass to the marks
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cut out the shims (make sure you don't all the way through the tape just the plastic)
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next take the inner diameter measurement (most shock shafts are 3mm) half of 3mm is 1.5but thats really snug so i used 1.54mm
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again transfer the measurement to the plastic
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set the compass
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cut inner diameter out
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use and xacto blade to remove the shims from the tape
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place the shim before the piston, and build your shock like you normally do. i'm using AE 45wt.
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again thanks goes to hamster82 |O|
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Re: Shims for dual rate shocks (Hamster82 inpspired :D)

Postby DorkyMK3 » Wed Dec 08, 2010 3:46 pm

Me Like a lot!!!! Berry Berry NIce |O|
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Re: Shims for dual rate shocks (Hamster82 inpspired :D)

Postby Banggotan » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:59 pm

Great job! Any reviews of how this setup handles?

Does it make the chassis more forgiving but less responsive, or more forgiving but same responsiveness as before?
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Re: Shims for dual rate shocks (Hamster82 inpspired :D)

Postby hamster82 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:41 pm

Hahaha Nice~~~ Enjoy the setup =)

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Re: Shims for dual rate shocks (Hamster82 inpspired :D)

Postby Cigi » Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:10 pm

nice improvement. I just finished my and I am curious to the outcome.

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Re: Shims for dual rate shocks (Hamster82 inpspired :D)

Postby marshun » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:21 am

great idea!

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Re: Shims for dual rate shocks (Hamster82 inpspired :D)

Postby boxhead1990 » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:58 am

Great tutorial!


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