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    yes i had to do the same to mine when we first went to Mt Dare
    started hearing a ting ting ting at wheel speed

    but great news is the shafts have NO damage from the thousands of rocks that's been thrown at them !!
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    I finally managed to get some photos of shock protectors a talented mechanic/engineer mate of mine has used for years.
    As background, he spends much of his time building rally cars for serious competitors in variety bash type rallies. These are not factory supported late model EVO type vehicles, they are 20+yr old Holdens Fords, etc. that see some pretty harsh treatment. His own XW Falcon has completed every stage of every rally for the last 29yrs, including one of the few unassisted 2WD crossings of the Simpson (he never attached a snatch strap to it all trip). It is a work of engineering art and has already been acquired by a local transport museum when (if) he retires it.
    Anyway, in his experience he has seen shocks literally sawn in half by rocks due prolonged high speed on gibber roads. He tried metal guards long, long ago but all succumbed to the pounding of rocks, as has been witnessed on the ones mentioned here; all ended up being bent back onto the shock eventually, then being pounded into the tube with the end result that they did nothing but transfer the beating to the shock . This was his solution. The material is heavy duty conveyor belt rubber bolted onto brackets in a "U" shape to allow some flex and rebound. These have to be custom fitted, either to brackets welded or otherwise attached to either the diff or shock mounts etc. His "testing" of a fitout consists of smacking the cover with a 6lb club hammer. This approximates a reasonable sized gibber hitting at high speed. If the rubber deflects but doesn't hit the tube, all's good. His other tip is to sand and repaint the shocks flat black for better heat dissipation (on the downside, you lose the bling, but it depends whether you want show or go!) He has had the same guards on for many years now, the ones shown have been on his Rangie (easier to get under for photos!) for probably 10yrs, but as you see they don't get bent up and buggered!

    Just some (proven) ideas for the DIY types out there!
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    Nolathane or urethane sheet works better than conveyor belt rubber. Or HDPE or Nylon plastic sheet (4-6mm).
    We use it as underbodies on the rally cars I'm involved with. This survives a fair bit of what we throw at them.. rocks at >220 kmh on gravel eat thru pretty well anything in time.
    Alloy, steel, plastic, rubber you name it.
    I recall a rock literally coming thru the floor on one of the Factory supported Honda Jazz rally cars... took out 2 layers of underbody and then the floor pan.....💥

    I've got urethane shock protectors on my 120. Lasted fine.

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    Hi Piggy, how much does a sheet of urethane cost? Last time I bought some rod stock it was $$$$$$!
    Main thing is to make sure that it doesn't touch the tube when hit otherwise you just end up with a dented shock.

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    Depends where you buy it from. I'll have a dig around the workshop and see if I can find a price. We bought about 10 2.4 x 1.2 sheets last time as we had numerous builds underway.

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    Rear Stone Guards for Ironman Shocks

    I've been asked to revise the design to provide more clearance for the massive Ironman rear shocks. I've made up a couple of sets for the 120 and 150.

    I have test fitted to a set of new shocks that have just come back from a trip to the Simpson. They cop a bit of damage.
    If there is enough interest I'll make a few more.
    150 ironman.jpg
    150 IM SG.jpg

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    Put me on the list Tin.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tin175 View Post
    I've been asked to revise the design to provide more clearance for the massive Ironman rear shocks. I've made up a couple of sets for the 120 and 150.

    I have test fitted to a set of new shocks that have just come back from a trip to the Simpson. They cop a bit of damage.
    If there is enough interest I'll make a few more.
    150 ironman.jpg
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    I would be interested too mate. I should be receiving my revalved ironman suspension from Mark very soon. Be great to have the guards installed at the same time.

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    I'd be up for a pair Tin
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    Count me in for a set for a 120.

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    Add me to that list also Tin!
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    I'm interested also.

    Cheers, Nova

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