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    Question Best Shocks for E-MAXX 3905?

    HI, Can some one please tell me, The Best Shock to Buy for my E-MAXX 3905?

    I'm After something Strong And Good For Bashing?

    Any links?

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    I'm a big fan of the Traxxas Big Bores. I have yet to install them on my E-Maxx, but I do run a set on my Stampede. Those shocks are over eight years old now, and they still work great (with regular rebuilds, of course). I currently just run Big Bore shock caps on my E-Maxx- those really strengthen up the stock shocks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 735joseph
    HI, Can some one please tell me, The Best Shock to Buy for my E-MAXX 3905?

    I'm After something Strong And Good For Bashing?

    Any links?

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    Traxxas Big Bores, Proline Powerstrokes, UE RacerX SuperShock.

    I use Big Bores with Integy Progressive Springs : perfect for me


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    another vote for TRAXXAS Big Bores....then i fill them wth 45 wt oil...
    Been there, done that.

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    IMO the big bores perform similar to the stock shocks,though they are tougher.I use 1 front Ofna ultra shocks at the corners with a stock shock in the inner spot.I've been very impressed so far.The ultra shocks are 13mm and do a good job of controlling the weight of a mt.
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    Best is subjective. However, I like using the UE shocks which are Ofna derivative. They are large and strong enough that 4 is very adequate for an MT. I run a 4-shock setup on all my trucks. You can also buy the cheaper Ofna buggy rear shocks from ebay.

    From left to right, here's a comparison between the bigbores, Ofna buggy fronts, UE shocks:

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    George16, you don't happen to have any links to those shocks? I found the Unlimited Engineering Website, but no place that sells those shocks...

    Thanks
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    UE is out but you can find used ones from ebay from time to time.

    here's a couple of substitutes:
    Ofna mutilator rear shocks


    Ofna LX one shocks

    Then buy the spring pack from UE:
    UE spring pack
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    Thanks i'll check those out
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    The Big Bores are good shocks, but they aren't long enough. They don't allow the suspension arms to fully extend which limits the suspension.
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    Anyone Tried a set like these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=021

    Can't tell if they are the same specs or longer than the big bores, i'd be a little afraid that you wouldn't be able to find shafts that fit it if you ever bent them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killerhobbies
    The Big Bores are good shocks, but they aren't long enough. They don't allow the suspension arms to fully extend which limits the suspension.
    i see what you're saying, and i agree. i think that's a double edged sword, though. looking at george16's picture, it seems that the UE shocks (far right) don't compress as far the big bores do. my ultrashocks needs every bit of compression for the skids to touch down. with the UE shocks on there, is looks as if the shocks will bottom out long before the skids have a chance to touch down. i imagine that puts a lot of stress on the shock towers and arms. has that been a problem for you "long shock" guys?
    and for the ofna fronts, they don't seem to have as much a problem there, but they don't seem to have as much travel as the other two.

    i am ready to upgrade my ultrashocks and would really appreciate help. its hard to figure things out without touching them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tonkajeep34
    Anyone Tried a set like these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=021

    Can't tell if they are the same specs or longer than the big bores, i'd be a little afraid that you wouldn't be able to find shafts that fit it if you ever bent them.
    These shocks come from RCXshop (http://www.rcxshop.com/product_info.php?products_id=514) and are manufactured by GPM Racing. They look good but they are very bad !!!! My brother bought them for his Stampede (but they are long enough for the E-Maxx) and he's very disappointed : problem of leak, poor quality alu and springs too soft

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    Another Vote for Big Bores. Come in a handy pack of 8, nice mounting hardware too. Only thing is the springs they some with. It would be better if they didn't come with any at all. The red springs they come with are soft beyong beleif. Not sure what vehicle they were designed for

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    big bore whit trinity spring!!

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    I have big bore with XX heavy trinity spring on the corner and Traxxas progressive rate on the inside

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    good to know Popoxx. I love the big bores on my stampede. guess i'll try a set on the maxx
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    It depends on the mounting position. I have my shocks mounted so the skids bottom out first before the shocks. By the way, I'm using UE racerx shocks and shock towers.

    Mounting the shock at a more horizontal position also enables them to act progressively. The springs will act stiffer the more they get compressed repeatedly.

    Install the UE or Ofna shock on the innermost holes of the shock tower and farthest hole on the suspension arms.



    This is on my son's supermaxx which has the same suspension like my emaxx.

    Edit - all my 3 trucks use the same shocks. The only difference are the shock oil weight and spring rates.

    Supermax (10.2 lbs rtr; fuel etc) - 4 Racerx shocks, 50 wt rear, 50 wt front, red UE spring front, blue UE spring rear

    Predator maxx (9.75 lbs rtr; fuel etc) - 4 Racerx shocks, 50 wt rear, 45 wt front, white UE spring front, red UE spring rear

    Emaxx brushless (11.7 lbs rtr; lipo etc) - 4 Racerx shocks, 50 wt rear, 50 wt front, red UE spring front, black UE spring rear




    UE springs are rated from sofest to firmest:
    white---red---blue---black
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    How about 8 of thesee with some of those BadHorsie covers. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=300234927258

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    Traxxas big bores

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    Great Stuff guys. Keep the info Coming.

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    I agree Kookie_guy. just curious about those.

    Finfin are those painted? or did you have them powder coated?
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    Just for comparison, the measurements of the following are:

    Big bores - 108mm
    Ofna ultra lx front - 110mm
    Ofna rear - 130mm

    Measurements were taken between center of the mounting holes. So for those of you who want to stick with an 8-shock setup, I highly recommend using 8 Ofna ultra front shocks.
    Brushless Emaxx
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    Yeah those are the fronts.Direct bolt up.Cost 40 bucks for all 4 off ebay.
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    Traxxas Big Bores The Best

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    shocks

    Quote Originally Posted by tonkajeep34
    Anyone Tried a set like these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=021

    Can't tell if they are the same specs or longer than the big bores, i'd be a little afraid that you wouldn't be able to find shafts that fit it if you ever bent them.
    Stay away from those and ebay seller Chou Hu. I bought similar ones.I filled with oil then they all leaked. Trash!

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    i had a set of the powerlines. and they got busted up easily. expensive and really worth it. i had a tmaxx shock shaft bend on me while a powerline shattered. and they were both on the same part of the truck. this was also from my infamous lookw away and hear a sickening crunch dumpster crash.
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    i have the blue ones of these and they function just great!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tonkajeep34
    Anyone Tried a set like these: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA:IT&ih=021

    Can't tell if they are the same specs or longer than the big bores, i'd be a little afraid that you wouldn't be able to find shafts that fit it if you ever bent them.
    do you have a link to those shocks of yours?


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    Quote Originally Posted by akrimmel
    do you have a link to those shocks of yours?
    those are jsut regular traxxas big bores colored red. not sure how it was done.
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    my shocks are Traxxas big bores and anodizing them into red, not paint.

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    How did you get the original coating off before anodizing them red?
    No brakes.....? Huh, I did'nt even notice.

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    This is on my son's supermaxx which has the same suspension like my emaxx.
    That's you kid's maxx? Will you adopt me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mjosparky
    That's you kid's maxx? Will you adopt me?

    LOL!!!
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    I run RCX threaded and made a huge difference in jumps, ride hight, and the suspention is much stiffer. I got 'em off ebay for $50
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