Recent content by not_nick

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    Tools and Shop Talk - Opinions, Thoughts, Reviews, B.S., etc.

    Anyone have Japanese tools? I'm starting to look into them. Been looking at some Engineer INC. pliers (available direct to US as Vampliers with a bit of a markup) and Koken for some stuff. https://precisehandtools.com/pliers-screw-removal/ https://kokenusa.com/ Nepros seems great too but i'm...
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    Tools and Shop Talk - Opinions, Thoughts, Reviews, B.S., etc.

    https://toolguyd.com/will-sk-hand-tools-be-made-in-usa-or-china/ well i used to be a big fan of SK, not crazy quality but always solid and okayish price and a local place stocked and warrantied them. Guess we'll see how long that lasts.
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    Tools and Shop Talk - Opinions, Thoughts, Reviews, B.S., etc.

    no machinist just spitballin. maybe you found out how deep the heat treat tempering went?
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    Tools and Shop Talk - Opinions, Thoughts, Reviews, B.S., etc.

    Do any of those kinda saws have a good clamp/vise tho? Haven't used many but i've yet to use one with a clamp that's even decent imo much less okay - good
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    Welders, welding, and stuff

    Sail blue is becoming a legend amongst rattle can colors, so good
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    Shock Tech

    They still work cold, it's not *that* critical of an operating temp window. Just won't work as well as hitting the specific driving and terrain they're valved for. Also highlights how cool adjusters are. Too hot is a bit more critical since you'll cook your seals eventually but like stair said...
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    Shock Tech

    Dunno any other names. Just karl from seeing him do all their rebuilds and lotsa tuning on ig mcmasterfabber and shocktalk
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    Shock Tech

    Nvm thought it was just karl ( still all the valving from ads i've seen is usually very good) Take everything i say with a grain of salt lol
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    Shock Tech

    To fill yall in a lil on the basic basics.. shocks just take the kinetic energy of your vehicle smackin stuff at speed and use the hydraulic resistance of the shims to transfer it to thermal energy in the shock oil. That energy radiates out of the shock instead of passing on to the chassis...
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    Shock Tech

    Karl that used to be the shock tuning and rebuilds guy at ADS is thug nasty with it so if he had a part in that valving it's more likely some fancy shit going on. Guess we'll see
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    Shock Tech

    Specifically based on spring rate and not taking vehicle weight into consideration, idk. Probably not that much of a difference. Vehicle weight has a much bigger effect relatively. Just never seen a rebound stack stiffer than the compression stack so i assumed it was backwards but then again...
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    Shock Tech

    Nah i mean entire rebound and compression stacks backwards. The compression is very soft and the rebound is very stiff
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    Shock Tech

    the front measurements almost look backwards exceept for the number of shims
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    Shock Tech

    Probably also so they can use a standard 8in shock body instead of a bespoke size to get the OEM fit
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