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    Big Bore shocks VS piggy back shocks

    I am trying to get an opinion on big bore shocks Vs piggy back shocks, which is less prone for problems?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker1982 View Post
    I am trying to get an opinion on big bore shocks Vs piggy back shocks, which is less prone for problems?
    From I heard:

    Big Bores
    Piggy back (they leak)
    Sl4sh MM2
    T-Maxx 3.3
    Summit 1/10
    Sl2sh VXL

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    I was trying to tune my t maxx after putting a new engine in it, and after two small jumps two shocks broke

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    Keep away from piggybacks. The shock don't have nearly enough oil in them to need the reservoir for the extra cooling. I personally prefer 1/8th scale truggy shocks.
    Joshua 24:15 Choose this day who ye will serve

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    Have had at various times both types of shocks on my Maxx. I did not have any issues per say with the Piggybacks, but I now am running Big Bores with Progressive Springs and am lovin it!
    Always get a 2nd Opinion!

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    I cant speak for the MGT piggybacks,but I had the Integy MSR5 piggybacks and they were junk.
    Perfect addition to any shelf queen but for bashing, a terrible choice.
    The shock shafts bent and there was no shock absorption whatsoever,
    regardless what oil weight I used

    I do like the big bores with dual rate springs and a heavy oil.
    Bash, Crash, Upgrade, Repeat..

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    I have the Piggybacks on my sons Tmaxx, I am either going to go with the stock ones that I have or order the BB ones. Like stated earlier, they leak.
    I would consider just doing a rebuild on the the PB's, but Integy's customer service is absolutly horrible!!!! It takes almost a week to get an answer for problems, and all questions are done via email.
    With Traxxas, any problems, you are a phone call away. And they stand behind their product,

    Traxxas CS FTW!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MKnAsDad View Post
    I would consider just doing a rebuild on the the PB's, but Integy's customer service is absolutely horrible!!!! It takes almost a week to get an answer for problems, and all questions are done via email.

    With Traxxas, any problems, you are a phone call away. And they stand behind their product.
    That alone earns Integy the run, run far awayyyyyyy! award. That & the fact that 99% of their ChiCom made products are made from warm buttery soft cast aluminum.

    I have never had an issue calling Traxxas cust service, not once. They have always been extremely helpful.

    Traxxas cust service +100
    Look out for the tree/crunch!

    LiPo? Naw NITRO!!

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    I had the Integy piggybacks and they leaked bad I took them off after a few months and every shock was empty but the reservoirs were all full. Got the the big bores they worked great.
    I wanted to put a really cool signature but I ran

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