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Building Perfect Shocks – FREE Article

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Written by: Jeff Eveleigh

TIRES ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF YOUR CAR, but even a perfect set of tires will do you no good if they can’t stay firmly planted on the ground. That’s where your shocks come into play; they fulfill many roles, including absorbing bumps, generating traction, and smoothing out landings. But their most fundamental job is to maintain contact with the racing surface and allow you to pump the ponies into the ground where they are most effective. A smooth, well matched, bind-free set of shocks will allow your chassis to clamp onto the racing surface……

Read the full Shock Article by clicking the link below. You’ll also get a chance to preview the digital platform of Velocity RC Magazine.

Building Perfect Shocks

Check below for other great content from VRC Magazine Issue #5

VRC_005 Contents

Features
• X-Dyno – Perfect tuning. Too lean or too rich?
• Main Prep With Paul King
• Win – We give away stuff to our readers
• Interview – Daniel Lewis of Tekno RC

Learn
• Secure Everything
• Reuse your rims and save money
• Build shocks
• Rollout and gearing
• Paint with picture glue and do a carbon fiber look with carpet tape

Tested
• Team Associated SC10B RS RTR
• Tamiya Lunch Box Black Edition RTR
• Tekno Racing EB48
• Traxxas Funny Car

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About the Author

Jeff Eveleigh
Jeff Eveleigh– Founded XXX Main Racing in 1998 and changed the way the industry thought about RC car videos and graphics. Jeff has also been an integral part of the hobby for 25 years with over two decades of retail hobby store experience as well as being a leading technical editor for Xtreme RC Cars Magazine for over 10 years.



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