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Old 04-24-2006, 05:22 PM
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ive heard of the air shifted crash boxes, but was wondering if the air shifters can be fitted to a non air shifter crash box. how do the air shifted ones work? is there a momentary ign kill during the air shifting process? who sells the air shifted ones? any particular ones to stay away from? thx, rm
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Sounds like you're getting really close. Look forward to hearing how she does with the new ponies.
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Ratman, call Gary at ttp://www.marinetechnologyinc.com/supercatrig.html

He's done a few of the types of installs, like on Speedracer.
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bouyhunter, im hoping to be rigging it with the new drives, engines and trannies in 6 weeks or so, it depends on how quickkly i get my #3 drives sold. tou getting ready to buy something yet?, take care, rm
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I asked this very question of SCS who manufactures the Crashboxes. I was told they can be retrofitted. I have a pair I am saving to do this with. It was not cheap, however still less than the buying the complete system from SCS. I do not remember all the details so I will try to recall the best I can. The kit has an airpump and a air tank to allow an air cylinder to depress a clutch setup like a top fuel drag race car. Like a car you are in nuetral and can shift the Crashbox. I was given the impression this is a really great setup and unbreakable. I do not think you would need a ignition momentary kill. The release of the clutch with the air cylinder can be slow and slip the clutch like a car. I was very impressed. But I just spent a lot of money on Huber 1550's and if they blow I will go this SCS route. http://www.scsgearbox.com
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