View Full Version : Anyone know of good aluminum shocks for my Rusty?
08-24-2002, 01:00 AM
Hey guys, i love my rusty but so far my biggest pet peave about this truck is the stock rear shocks. The problem is that the darn shock caps keep poppin off. So i'm in the market for some good aluminum shocks that will fit my rusty and offer good performance at a reasonable price... preferably something that i could order from tower hobbies. I just love their service and they always manage to ship it to me here in Canada in about a weeks time. Oh and it would be nice if u could adjust the spring tension by twisting a nut instead of using spacers. Thanks in advance guys!:D
08-24-2002, 01:17 AM
Though they don't have the ease of threaded body adjustments... the Big Bores are #1 in my book.
I have a set of AE shocks and had nothing but problems with them from day one. I definately would not reccommend those.
08-24-2002, 08:31 AM
I can't stand the stock shocks mine do the same thing, I also am looking for some fair priced aluminum shocks. I would like to find some anodized blue.:D
08-24-2002, 10:00 AM
The Big bores work really well. I think if you were to ask around, you'll find that some of the best shocks for the money are the Losi shocks. Very durable, very consistant, and very easy to tune.
08-24-2002, 11:01 AM
Ok i was looking around on towerhobbies and found the aluminum big bores. But will the XX Long rear big bores fit on my rusty? http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p.pgm?Q=1&I=LXJG90&P=0
Or do i have to get the Long big bores instead? http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p.pgm?Q=1&I=LXJG88&P=0
Thanks in advance!:D
08-24-2002, 11:26 AM
I think you want the XXL for the rear.. someone else might know for sure?
08-24-2002, 12:34 PM
long is for the front, and XXL is for the back.
08-24-2002, 01:14 PM
This is probably not the answer you're looking for, but for anyone else, here's a suggestion. If you're money is tight, one alternative to buying new shocks is to buy the aluminum shock caps that fit the stock shocks (not the blue ones). It's a lot cheaper. I have not popped off one of those since I installed them in February.
08-24-2002, 03:43 PM
losi shocks are great! you can tune your suspension just by turning the adjusting nut. quick and easy
08-24-2002, 05:20 PM
Get the Traxxas big bores and install Titanium Nitride coated, hardened steel shock shafts and your shock worries will be over. Team Losi springs fit fine so you have good spring options. :cool:
08-25-2002, 12:44 AM
where can I order the ******* losi shocks Ive looked everywhere and cant find them anywhere? Plese help me out here.
08-25-2002, 09:17 PM
I know someone knows where to get a set of losi shocks online for a NR.
Tazz R/C owner
08-25-2002, 09:46 PM
Stormer sells Losi shocks.....
Rear - https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/seekpart.pl?pn=LOS5034
Front - https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/seekpart.pl?pn=LOS5033
They will need springs:
I recommend getting red and orange springs for the front and rear:
Red front - https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/seekpart.pl?pn=LOS5128
Orange front - https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/seekpart.pl?pn=LOS5129
Red rear - https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/seekpart.pl?pn=LOS5152
Orange rear - https://www.ssl-stormerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/seekpart.pl?pn=LOS5154
08-25-2002, 10:29 PM
Red springs for the front and orange for the rear.
Anyway, losi shocks wont work on the Rustler because they ride to high. The xxxnt body has extra room for the shocks to fit in. You would be better off looking at the rc10gt shocks and springs.
"Anyway, Losi shocks wont work on the Rustler because they ride to high."
Could you explain that? I think that the shape of the Losi XXX nt's rear shock tower has thrown you off. For both the RC 10gt and the XXX nt's towers allow the shocks to sit higher than they do on the Rustler. As far as sizes go. The RC10 GT's shocks are about 1/8" shorter than the other two's are.
These are all three put together for comparison. All are for the Rear. I think that it is an optical illusion that makes you think the Losi's will not work.
Tazz R/C owner
08-26-2002, 02:56 AM
Thanks for that pic Les... I was going to say that them must work, because I know two people using them in their NRs and someone using them in their NPede.
I also prefer the Losi shocks, because they fill from the bottom; i.e. less mantanance and no shock cap to pop off. Now I just have to get one of the hobby shops to stock Losi parts.... ^_^
08-26-2002, 03:45 AM
tazz come out to Madison sometime both Dockters and Hobby Horse carry traxxas, associated and losi parts!
08-26-2002, 08:49 AM
Tazz, Yes, that's one of the big reasons I like them so much too. Much easier to change pistons without wasting all the shock oil. This makes it more feasable to experiment. Runa couple laps with one piston, switch it, run a few more laps.. Maybe have to add a few drops of oil each time! I love mine. Never had a leak yet, and the springs are readily available.
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