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    Big Bore Shocks Or Piggy Backs???

    Hey, so my brother has Big Bore shocks on his Rustler, and my dad has PiggyBack shocks on his Rustler. They both love them and I do too, but now I'm stuck between the two HAHA! So are there any advantages/disadvantages in the two? What do you guys think I should go with for mainly street use?

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    Never been a fan of piggy back shocks. But you can never go wrong with big bore shocks.

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    piggyback shocks are a gimmick.....

    tuning your current ultras will go a lot further than than either...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nhgfjrKi0o

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadelvi View Post
    Never been a fan of piggy back shocks. But you can never go wrong with big bore shocks.
    Why don't you like the piggy backs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dadelvi View Post
    Never been a fan of piggy back shocks. But you can never go wrong with big bore shocks.
    Why don't you like the piggy backs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo74 View Post
    piggyback shocks are a gimmick.....

    tuning your current ultras will go a lot further than than either...
    Why are they a gimmick?

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    I don't have any experience with the piggybacks but I love the big bores I put on my rusty.

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    Piggy back shocks are I believe aesthetic purpose. But I'm sure it's the integy ones right? A lot of their parts that make up a lot of contact with the vehicle don't hold up well. Big bore shocks are traditional style and aren't cheaply made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo74 View Post
    piggyback shocks are a gimmick.....

    tuning your current ultras will go a lot further than than either...
    Very few 1/10 piggy back shocks have functional reservoirs, most are just a round aluminum or plastic wart on the side of the shock. Those that are functional don't move enough oil to be useful.

    Recommend doing your wallet and your self a favor, tune your Ultra Shocks (stock) first, get the max performance out of the them, then get a new set. A new set of Proline shocks will improve performance, but that is just do to a better design, if you don't take the time to tune them, you'll never get what you really paid for.
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    GTRs are an option also
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    BB shocks are smooth like butta with larger diameter single rate ultra springs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptCarnage View Post
    BB shocks are smooth like butta with larger diameter single rate ultra springs.
    actually, they aren't larger diameter.... big bores came out long before the ultras were introduced... the big bores do have aluminum bodies though


    if you really wantto upgrade, I would suggest getting the GTR shocks instead of the big bores....
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nhgfjrKi0o

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    I agree with GTR over the big bore,


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