Wanted to try some different shocks so I bought what I thought was Cr24 shocks.Turned out to be RGT shocks which appear to be the same shocks used on the Enduro 24. They are a plastic friction shock with a pretty stiff spring.
I used some ball mounts from SCX24 shocks to mount these on the C10. I had to drill out the top hole to 1/8 in which is 3.12mm. This was a little tight but the next size bit I had was to big so I went with the 3.12mm. The bottom the hole was bigger on one side, the smaller side the SCX24 ball would pop in and stay. You can’t twist the shock to get the balls lined up so you need to make sure that they are in the correct orientation when popped in. They also need to mounted upside down. The bottom ball loop is just a little big for the mounting position.
I first mounted the shocks in the stock position. It gave the truck a jacked up look which I don’t care for even on 1:1’s. However it did crawl fairly well. Seems to turn better too.
Next I moved the top of the shocks to frame which angled them a little. Lowered the truck some and in theory should have softened the springs some. To me the springs are to stiff the extra travel is nice but the truck isn’t heavy enough to put any load on them. May see if I can find some softer springs or maybe cut a couple of coils off of these.
It crawled pretty well like this but still needed softer springs.
Next I removed the springs and tried a full droop setup. In this configuration it didn’t crawl as well as it did with the stiff springs, though it did sit more to my liking.
In the droop configuration is doesn’t seem to plant the front wheels as well as with springs so it doesn’t climb as well and doesn’t steer as well either. The only weight this truck has is th steel wheels. Brass Chubs would help with that the front end bite I’m sure but I think it can also be achieved with springs without adding any weight.