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    Question What are the best shocks?

    I have a bone stock slash except for some rpm parts. I want threaded shocks that are very strong not to heavy good for a little bashing and racing a good all round high quality shock. so what do you think?
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    The Traxxas big bores are a deffinate upgrade but in my opinion, the Pro-Lines are hard to beat!

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    1/8 scale shocks are killer...
    Thrash It, Bash it, Break it, No Regrets!!!

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    I already have the big bores I forgot to mention I have a platinum edition

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    SCTE 4x4 Shocks are working great for me. Cheaper than any other alternative and a true big bore. Wanted the Prolines but didn't want to spend that kind of money. Also spring sets for the SCTE shocks are cheaper. Night and day difference over the stock traxxas shocks.
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    I have both the big bores and the Proline! They are both quality shocks
    Slash Ultimate, ET-3S, 2400, MIP, King Headz, RPM

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    I have HB D8 shocks on mine. They almost seem too stiff.
    (RAH) (AH) + [ROMA (1+MA)] + (GA) + (OOH)(LA)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cameron View Post
    I have HB D8 shocks on mine. They almost seem too stiff.
    What weight fluid are you running?
    Slash Ultimate, ET-3S, 2400, MIP, King Headz, RPM

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    do not know. i haven't rebuilt them yet. wasn't high on the list of to-do's since they arent leaking or anything. all i did do with them was change the springs.
    (RAH) (AH) + [ROMA (1+MA)] + (GA) + (OOH)(LA)

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    Love my losi shocks! Would get another pair before any other!
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    I have the D8 shock's with grey spring's all around with 35 weight oil. They are great
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    +5 D8 shocks.

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    Rebuilt my D8 shocks last night. grey springs 45wt up front. grey and 50wt out back. didnt realize the blues i installed initially were almost the stiffest springs available for the D8's... oops.

    Havent driven yet but just on the bench its already much softer.
    (RAH) (AH) + [ROMA (1+MA)] + (GA) + (OOH)(LA)

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    Losi 810 shocks or the same as the SCTE/810/10-T all made my losi...Bought the Nuibe mounts to do the conversion on my slash but decided to take the slash shocks off and replace with the 810 shocks and replace the 810 shocks with the 8ight shocks and nuibe mounts from my slash and worked out perfect when swapping all over and just had to get the bushings that go into the top of the shock mount hole on the shock




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    Proline Power Strokes are great. so much you can do with them
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    Proline power strokes all the way.
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    Ofna LX2e shocks here. Half the price of Prolines and they have a 16mm bore.
    Slash 4x4 Plat HCG. MIP X Dutys. ET-3S/ET-2400

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    Traxxas GTR's

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    I ran my D8's with 80wt grey springs in front and Orange in rear. I need greys all around. Orange ones are a little stiff

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    Power Strokes! Just make sure you tighten every component. Mine leaked, but it was just the bottom gasket leaking from the nut not being tightened enough. Lesson learned and now they are awesome.

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    I was going to add this. The stock shocks are actually good shocks. They just need the aluminum caps. I can guarantee that you would get good use out of them with that simple upgrade.

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    Agreed... but my stock shocks are the GTRs.
    Slash 4X4 Platinum (2014) / Mini E-Revo VXL (2014)

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    Gotcha. The GTR's are even better. I wouldn't change them unless you're having issues.

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    GTRs with pink/blue springs and 40-60 wt oils are awesome. The Prolines were not up to the task when I had the heavy STRC LCG on it. Now I have a lighter (by 1 lb) custom CF chassis I made, and the Prolines would work ok. Prolines are on my 2wd now. They are a good piece, but I think overpriced.
    Have also had Big Bores, found them to be on par with Prolines IMHO. Integy sucks. Stock Ultra shocks have a myriad of issues that require cheap upgrades. Can't speak to the D8 upgrade, GTRs came out right when I was considering doing it.

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