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    Shock THOUGHTS

    ok give it to me throw it out there and give me thoughts on your shocks looking to change mine but not sure yet on what i want
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    I would get the original Traxxas big bores, or the new Slash GTR shocks. Or maybe some Pro line shocks...
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    It depends, are you running in loose dirt? if so, your shafts are vulnerable to dings and dents, which takes a while to matter, but i saw a guy with ultras (stock) who had two torn seals, so if not, get (as wolfslash said) gtr or proline, if you are, get big bores to get guards from RPM.
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    Pro line are all I run,but they are a bit pricey.
    I have to but stockers on the boys for youth class,but other than that he runs pl also.
    But traxxas big bores are just fine as well.
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    When I upgraded to the big bores it was a durability upgrade not performance, so if you want performance I'd get some PLs or losi shocks

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    Any shocks with TiNi coated shafts and aluminum bodies will perform better, last longer, and be more durable.
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    The big bores made a difference performance wise but very very minimal

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    just ordered the traxxas big bores going to change the springs and play with oils
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    i run a pretty well groomed, yet loose on top with large jumps, and run Ultras (saving for GTR) with 60wt in back and 50wt in front, but oils are preference and driving style
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    Quote Originally Posted by tbird2000 View Post
    i run a pretty well groomed, yet loose on top with large jumps, and run Ultras (saving for GTR) with 60wt in back and 50wt in front, but oils are preference and driving style
    I agree it is ones personal preference.
    I used to run 50 rear 40 front,but seemed to be have hydraulic packing issues.
    I have since went to 35 rear 30 front,very close to stock slash weights with excellent performance so far,but might go up to 40 rear 35 front as it gets hotter out.
    Still need to experiment with the pro line spring kits.
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    any thoguhts on how 2000 wght diff oil would work in a set of big bores for bashing running stock springs

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    Quote Originally Posted by armorred_slash View Post
    any thoguhts on how 2000 wght diff oil would work in a set of big bores for bashing running stock springs
    imo it would just pack up,kinda like running with diff lube in your shocks.
    It wouldn't be able to get through the oil holes fast enough to do anything.
    Sounds like a rough ride.
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    thats what i thought gonna go with old faithful sewing machine oil i think or maybe some motor oil idk

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    2000 wt?!?!?! if im thinking right (which i doubt), then you would have 0 travel! sewing machine oil may work, a friend tried olive oil once, very light. then WD40, and said "what the **** are you doing?" Five runs later he was leaking oil and needed new seals.
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    Lol yea I like rando questions it makes replays better more interesting and more amplitude of answers for all I just bought 40 and 70 wgt

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