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rear sway bar ??????

Discussion in 'FG Monster Truck / Beetle' started by notman, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. notman

    notman Active Member

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    i noticed that if you pick up one a-arm on one side the other side comes up............in order to get that true independant suspension i thought of a removal...............has anyone tried this?
     
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    Not sure too many people run with them. You are correct independent is much better. Take it off and see if it fits your liking. I took it off from the start and think it helps in the control and performance. You will want to lighten up and change your shock oil also if you have not done it already, these changes will make performance way better.:)
     
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    i removed mine the first week i had it and i think it handles better.
     
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    Remove it!

    :) Hi Anthony, I used mine for a while & then I took it off & it handled like a whole Different truck a lot better, now I need to figure out what weight shock oil to use to :helpsmilie: with the bouncing! PS: How do you like the new Wheelie bar & bumper? 9-29-2006-21.jpg
     
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    thanks ,it fits well......guess i can use it as a handle as well
     
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    had a guy make a comment about removing one of the shocks all away around,for better handling as well
     
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    I'd keep the 8 shocks. You can do more bashing and jumping with all 8. I've had the MB and the MT so I've been through it before.
     
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    so what weight oil is stock on monsters?
     
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    I used 50W in front and 60W in rear but with two shocks at each wheel anything under 80 should be good. If you remove a shock it acts alot like changing the oil in them but you will have less spring to help hold the truck up and it may sag. You will have less a chance to bottom out with two also. I like the 8 shocks with the changed oil.:)
     
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    I was told fg-20,000 but I think they ment fg-2,000.
     
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    also if u go to 4 shocks u will need heavier springs. 4 will are not stiff enough with the stock springs.
     
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    alot of the videos that you see the trucks just seem to bounce a bit too much,not really absorb the impact
     
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    I removed the sway bar. Thinking of taking off some material off each shock piston.

    They fit VERY tight and sem low quality for a $1,000 truck. But we'll see if removing some of the plastic helps them work smoother.

    I was expecting very good shocks for this kind of money and got shocks that look like they came off a Chinese junker car.
     
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    :2guns: chinese
    :gun_bandana: junker cars
     
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    After testing my FG Monster Truck against a dozer I had to get a new rear shock tower. When I installed the new tower I left the sway bar off and like how it performs much better.



    -Michael
     
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    thanks,it does handle better
     
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    Like a Whole Diffirent Trauk!

    Like a Whole Diffirent Trauk!
     
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    I removed my swaybar the same day I got my truck :cup-2: