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    I haven't seen where they list the dimensions of the recommended shocks. I see that it lists the travel as 21" front and rear but even though I'm new to this I know that the cantilever effect means you won't need 21" of travel in the shock. I haven't ordered the plans yet so I don't have the dimensions from mount to mount. I am just trying to see what shocks are needed so I can put the cost on the project spread sheet, have to plan it all the way through.....and add 10% for the unforeseen, 10% for mistakes, and another 10% for add ons...
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    I am almost positive its 14" in the front, and 16" shocks in the rear. If you are racing, are you going to do a bypass shock, and a coil shock on each corner?

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    I have a set of front Revolution Racing 2.5 Evo internal bypass shocks for sale - externally adjustable, 12" stroke. $2,000 shipped to your door.
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    14" and 16" travel? I have no Idea what I would go with yet, it says it is designed for air shocks but they wouldn't handle the abuse of racing it would they? Maybe the air coil overs? I would just be racing sportsman class to start with and see how bad the infection gets.
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    Yes, the shock stroke is 14, and 16. I ran the coilovers in my car, but it wasn't raced. Overall the front had 22" of travel, and the rear was strapped at 19" due to the CV angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K-fab View Post
    I have a set of front Revolution Racing 2.5 Evo internal bypass shocks for sale - externally adjustable, 12" stroke. $2,000 shipped to your door.
    If I was ready to start the project I would really like to take you up on these, unfortunately I am still in the planning stages. I'm sure they would work great as stand alone on a play car but how would they hold up to racing, like sportsman class?
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    They ARE racing based shocks. They'll hold up to anything a smaller car would throw at it. I have the 2.5's on the front and 3.5's on the rear of my Deztaz racer.

    They're way overkill for a play car.
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    Hi guys, haven't logged in for a while. The specified shocks are 12" and 14" fox 2.0 air shocks. These buggies are very light and air shocks are quite suitable. Heat build up is what you'll hear most about which can change the preload/ ride height as they heat up. They are racing shocks too and have a number of advantages.
    It comes down to personal choice and on what else you put on your buggy- they are one of the last things you'll need. Stick to the KISS principal and do what ever you can to minimise weight.
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