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    Shocks

    My son & I have found a couple great little "jump parks" and have been ripping big air. Of course big air often leads to hard landings... I haven't seen a lot of talk about shocks. I've found a pretty broad range from Pro-Line, Traxxas Big Bore, Integy. Any recommendations?
    Thanks!

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    traxxas big bore all the way around

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    I would recommend the traxxas big bore shocks
    Stampede 4x4
    Anza Slash VXL
    Rustler VXL

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    TRX, Big bores

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    Another vote for big bores. Throw 50 wt oil in them to start, the see if you prefer something else.

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    Just orderd. Do they come with oil? 50 wt or 30?

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    they do come with oil i thinks its 30wt. i prefer 50 wt.

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    Traxxas has a bad habit of under-damping their vehicles. The Slash, the Revo, the Maxx, all come with mush for suspension.

    50wt is a good place to start, its a nice middle ground. I've been on a heavy oil kick lately, but after watching slow motion videos of my ERBE, I'm thinking its time for some lighter weight oil.

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    i like the powerstrokes on mine, i didnt pay for them, my truck came used with them.

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    i am running the power strokes also, had to buy mine off the wall, not cheap but well worth the $100 price imo. we only race this truck and on a track that bent 2 rear shocks in one night the power strokes are rock solid.

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    Traxxas big bores with RPM dual stage pistons. You get heavier dampening on the bound stroke. Soaks up the jumps with out giving super stiff (on-road like) dampening that hinders regular off road driving.

    40 wt works great with the stock 2wd springs and the green/purple f/r piston combo.

    If you are doing really big jumps go with the 4x4 springs and 50 wt oil.
    Last edited by OCD RC; 01-04-2012 at 11:07 PM.
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