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    Traxxas GTR shocks

    Would the Traxxas GTR shocks that come on the Slash 4x4 Ultimate work on the Slash 2wd? I don't like my pro line shocks. They are not big bore. Too expensive. The traxxas GTR shocks cost 62$ and are better than pro line. Pro line costs 100$ all the way around. I don't want the "big bore" shocks traxxas makes I want the GTR shocks


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    I run GTRs on one 4wd, pl power strokes on a 2wd and four wheel drive, then pl pro specs on the a 2wd and 4wd, another 2wd has big bores.
    The pl s are superior in all situations.
    Imo the bigger bore isn't that beneficial on a rc as the oil temp isn't going to get that warm(the main purpose for more oil).
    Imo traxxas shocks of any type to date dont compare to any pro line shocks.
    If your running power strokes and switch to GTRs you won't be satisfied.
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    And where can I get the threaded collar for the PL shocks? Anything you can do to your car at my track can put you in a different main. What's wrong with the GTR shocks?


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    I don't know why but the pro line shocks have a lot of resistance even more than my ultras on the front. How do I fix that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Traxxasfreak61 View Post
    And where can I get the threaded collar for the PL shocks? Anything you can do to your car at my track can put you in a different main. What's wrong with the GTR shocks?


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    I never said there was anything wrong with them.
    You said you weren't happy with your power strokes and wanted GTRs, my statement was imo the pro lines are superior.
    Did you lose you pl collar, if so you can use a standard spacer on them.

    I don't know why but the pro line shocks have a lot of resistance even more than my ultras on the front. How do I fix that?
    Have you rebuilt them lately?
    There may be dirt or some other debris causing this, all of mine are smooth as silk but I do go thru them every week.
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    I used the preload spacers but I want my adjustability back


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    So, how are the Pro line Shocks better? They cost almost twice as much as the GTR shocks, and they are smaller... If your talking about the new Pro Spec shocks, then I'd agree. But if your talking about the Power Stroke shocks, then I disagree.
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    Nothing wrong with the gtr's. I dont own them, but my buddy just picked up a set, and they are extremely smooth. I personally do not like dual rate springs, so I stay away from the pro line shocks... that and the price. I do have the ole big bores and the quality is amazing. 4 years, 1 rebuild(not even needed). I will assume the new big bore gtr's are the same quality, with the same durability...
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    Traxxas GTR shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    So, how are the Pro line Shocks better? They cost almost twice as much as the GTR shocks, and they are smaller...
    They are longer, which is bad for me because I can't get my lowest ride hight possible. And what were they thinking about the dual rate springs? I don't use them. Those dual rate springs suck. I don't see a difference. The PL shocks have a lot of stiction. That's my experience



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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    Nothing wrong with the gtr's. I don't own them, but my buddy just picked up a set, and they are extremely smooth. I personally do not like dual rate springs, so I stay away from the pro line shocks... that and the price. I do have the ole big bores and the quality is amazing. 4 years, 1 rebuild(not even needed). I will assume the new big bore gtr's are the same quality, with the same durability...
    I hate the dual rate springs on my Slash 2wd, so I can agree with that. Plus, the GTR shocks are only $50...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    So, how are the Pro line Shocks better? They cost almost twice as much as the GTR shocks, and they are smaller... If your talking about the new Pro Spec shocks, then I'd agree. But if your talking about the Power Stroke shocks, then I disagree.
    As stated I run GTRs on my platinum, power strokes on my scalpel and pro specks on my Rally and imo the pl s of both types are a better performing shock.
    The bigger bore does little to nothing in helping the damping effect.
    On 1:1 cars and trucks a bigger bore is meant to keep oil temps down, this is not an issue with rcs.
    In fact I see no difference at all with damping between the different bores unless you change oils and hole numbers or sizes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    I hate the dual rate springs on my Slash 2wd, so I can agree with that.
    You don't have to run the upper spring. The shock bodies are threaded nearly to the bottom so just remove the upper spring and run the preload collars down.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Building Boost View Post
    You don't have to run the upper spring. The shock bodies are threaded nearly to the bottom so just remove the upper spring and run the preload collars down.





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    But that limits the flexibility...


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    What do you mean flexablilty? Like suspension travel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    As stated I run GTRs on my platinum, power strokes on my scalpel and pro specks on my Rally and imo the pl s of both types are a better performing shock.
    The bigger bore does little to nothing in helping the damping effect.
    On 1:1 cars and trucks a bigger bore is meant to keep oil temps down, this is not an issue with rcs.
    In fact I see no difference at all with damping between the different bores unless you change oils and hole numbers or sizes.
    How does a bigger bore not affect dampening? The more oil the more there is that has to go through the piston... For example if I take the spring off of a Ultra shock and a spring off of the GTR shock, with them both having the same shock oil weight and piston size, the GTR has a firmer, thicker feel to it. Just my .02 cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Building Boost View Post
    What do you mean flexablilty? Like suspension travel?

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    The preload adjustments


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    Quote Originally Posted by Traxxasfreak61 View Post
    The preload adjustments
    If you need more ride height you can use a lower rear spring on the front. You still have plenty of adjustment tho. Wolf just said he hates the dual spring so its a good option for someone who hates it. Anyone who runs on a high speed high traction surface knows how the upper springs make the truck float when it needs to be sharp. If you already have the powerstrokes its a free way to get better perfomance running on that type of track.

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    I'm just saying, I even want to get lower ride height than what I have, that's why I considered the GTR shocks. I need even lower than what I have. I don't need all of that travel


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    Ok back to the point. Will the GTR shocks fit the 2wd slash?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Traxxasfreak61 View Post
    Ok back to the point. Will the GTR shocks fit the 2wd slash?


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    I was just about ready to say the same thing.

    Ive also been wondering. For the money the gtrs seem like the way to go.

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    The same shocks always fit the 2 and 4wd trucks before, while I only use them on the truck they came on which is a 4wd I have to think they fit the 2wd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Traxxasfreak61 View Post
    Ok back to the point. Will the GTR shocks fit the 2wd slash?


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    Yes, they will fit.
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    Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    Yes, they will fit.
    Do they bolt right on tough? I heard one time that you had to do a few things to get them to fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wwSome View Post
    Do they bolt right on tough? I heard one time that you had to do a few things to get them to fit.

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    Now that you say that, there is... The top screws are different, the Slash 4x4 uses the steel hollow balls and the Slash 2wd uses the extra large screw with the built in bushing. Here, I have the Slash 2wd and 4x4 so I'll go try to see what I can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    Now that you say that, there is... The top screws are different, the Slash 4x4 uses the steel hollow balls and the Slash 2wd uses the extra large screw with the built in bushing. Here, I have the Slash 2wd and 4x4 so I'll go try to see what I can do.
    Thanks! My dads got a 4x4 with gtrs so I'll have to go check it out when I have a chance. Let us know if you figure out a way to make 'er work.

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    On 1:1 cars and trucks a bigger bore is meant to keep oil temps down, this is not an issue with rcs.
    Sorry, but any off road pro rc racer will disagree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wwSome View Post
    Thanks! My dads got a 4x4 with gtrs so I'll have to go check it out when I have a chance. Let us know if you figure out a way to make 'er work.

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    I got them to fit. You need to remove the hollow ball in the rod end from the stock shocks and put them in the GTR shock's rod ends to make them fit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfslash16 View Post
    I got them to fit. You need to remove the hollow ball in the rod end from the stock shocks and put them in the GTR shock's rod ends to make them fit.
    Well that's not too complicated. I'll have to give it a shot. Thanks!

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    Traxxas should stop selling their "big bores" and use these. Those "big bore" shocks are even smaller that the Ultra shocks. A big bore is a shock with a 12-13mil bore. Traxxas' previous shocks were not big bores they were just advertising. And yes, when you run mod SCT, and you are doing triples, YOU NEED THOSE BIG BORES!!! They make the landing so much smoother. The pro lines are too small. When I got them, I thought they were going to be bigger. As a result, there's a section with a bunch of rapid bumps that test the suspension, I've played with the shock oils, and I can't find a setup. The bigger bores will help. No question. I've heard that the Traxxas GTR shocks come with plastic caps. Is the plastic stiffer unlike the Ultra shocks to limit popping caps?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Traxxasfreak61 View Post
    Traxxas should stop selling their "big bores" and use these. Those "big bore" shocks are even smaller that the Ultra shocks. A big bore is a shock with a 12-13mil bore. Traxxas' previous shocks were not big bores they were just advertising. And yes, when you run mod SCT, and you are doing triples, YOU NEED THOSE BIG BORES!!! They make the landing so much smoother. The pro lines are too small. When I got them, I thought they were going to be bigger. As a result, there's a section with a bunch of rapid bumps that test the suspension, I've played with the shock oils, and I can't find a setup. The bigger bores will help. No question. I've heard that the Traxxas GTR shocks come with plastic caps. Is the plastic stiffer unlike the Ultra shocks to limit popping caps?


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    Are you talking about power strokes or the new pro tecs? I've heard a lot of really good things about the protecs.

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    GTR are nice, with proper oil and springs combo it will make your truck handle like a dream dont worry about the plastic caps they are very durable.

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    Traxxas GTR shocks

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    Here's what I was asking what woud fit:


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    Quote Originally Posted by wwSome View Post
    Are you talking about power strokes or the new pro tecs? I've heard a lot of really good things about the protecs.

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    And the powerstrokes


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    Quote Originally Posted by humayrayakongkinaon View Post
    GTR are nice, with proper oil and springs combo it will make your truck handle like a dream dont worry about the plastic caps they are very durable.

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    Oh, what springs would work on my rough section on my track and soak up the jumps?


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    I would start on the softer side of the range. Let me know what set you wind up with as I am looking for softer fronts for my scte shocks.
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    The stock ones are soft?


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    I dont know. Rough sections need a softer setup compared to smooth sections. If I had these shocks and had a rough track, I would pick up springs on the softer side of the selection available.
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    Are you talking about power strokes or the new pro tecs? I've heard a lot of really good things about the protecs.

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    I own and run both of these, the difference between them isn't huge.
    The pro specs seem to have a more consistence performance and like a heavier weight oil.
    I also run GTRs om my platinum and will hold stead fast with my opinion as to both pro line shocks being every bit of or imo over the performance level of the GtRs(and I'm not a pl fan), if the truck was much heavier the big bore GTRs would be advantageous.
    Don't forget if you run the traxxas shocks you have to run the larger bore springs, I haven't changed mine so can't tell you which ones fit but I believe the losi scte tens will work, dont quote me on this however.
    Another thing to consider on preparing a truck for the track is thinking of the track as a hole, setting your rig up for a rough patch in the track could inadvertently cause trouble on the non aggressive sections.
    Maybe this will help you with your settings, go to quick reference.
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    This is when the stock progressive slash springs get very useful...


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    My truck is EXTREMELY light


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