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Old 06-17-2015, 08:15 PM   #9421
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Has anyone tried the Proline 1/10th scale shocks on their D413 yet? Always hated the orange anodizing on the shocks. Makes it hard to make bodies look good unless they are orange, black or white. Just wondering if the Proline shocks are the same quality shocks or if there will be a decrease in performance.
The stock HB shocks kept leaking so i picked up a pair of Proline Shocks and they are far superior to the to the kit shocks. They are well wort it.

From the Proline website........ Use 6267-01 in the Front with 5mm of limiters and use 6308-01 or 6308-31 in the Rear. Use 2mm spacers on the top of the shocks to get the correct shock angle

That is what I have installed on my buggy
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Old 06-18-2015, 06:59 AM   #9422
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I haven't had my bumper cause any inconsistency while racing. Landing a jump badly will upset a car with or without a bumper. They may not look fashionable, but the car looks much better with a bumper than sitting on the shelf with broken parts while you wait months for replacements.

I like the shock mud guards too. I'm weird that way. I even wear a helmet when riding my motorcycles.
The car is much much more durable then others in this class. So i would't worry about breaking parts too much. But I'm not talking bad landings. The skid plates built into the bumpers catch on the track when landing jumps, i can only assume you must run with allot of ride height in your car. I like to keep mine relatively low to the ground. But even then the rear skid plate always managed to catch a few times a race. Buggy is much more predictable without it.
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:54 PM   #9423
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The stock HB shocks kept leaking so i picked up a pair of Proline Shocks and they are far superior to the to the kit shocks. They are well wort it.

From the Proline website........ Use 6267-01 in the Front with 5mm of limiters and use 6308-01 or 6308-31 in the Rear. Use 2mm spacers on the top of the shocks to get the correct shock angle



That is what I have installed on my buggy
Where were they leaking from? I'm still on stock orings and haven't had a drop leak
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:56 PM   #9424
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Where were they leaking from? I'm still on stock orings and haven't had a drop leak
No leaks here!
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Old 06-18-2015, 12:56 PM   #9425
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Where were they leaking from? I'm still on stock orings and haven't had a drop leak
all i did was change the o-rings when i built the car last year. still using the same o-rings and no leaks
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:07 PM   #9426
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No leaks here!
I did not mean to imply that the stock shocks were bad in any way. I probably should have said that I picked up a used roller and the shock bodies were worn and leaking.

The aluminum shock caps were out of stock and proline had deal on the Pro-Spec shocks over Memorial day so I decided to give the proline shocks a try.

I really like them
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Old 06-18-2015, 05:16 PM   #9427
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The car is much much more durable then others in this class. So i would't worry about breaking parts too much. But I'm not talking bad landings. The skid plates built into the bumpers catch on the track when landing jumps, i can only assume you must run with allot of ride height in your car. I like to keep mine relatively low to the ground. But even then the rear skid plate always managed to catch a few times a race. Buggy is much more predictable without it.
I can see where the rear bumper might catch on the bottom skid. I only bought the front bumper. Ride height is at 19.5mm
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The stock HB shocks kept leaking so i picked up a pair of Proline Shocks and they are far superior to the to the kit shocks. They are well wort it.

From the Proline website........ Use 6267-01 in the Front with 5mm of limiters and use 6308-01 or 6308-31 in the Rear. Use 2mm spacers on the top of the shocks to get the correct shock angle

That is what I have installed on my buggy

+1 on proline buggy shocks. Have them on mine too. So much better then the hb units. Thicker shafts and more pack. Add in they don't use bladders. Only wish they had a better cap design. Otherwise a def upgrade over the hb units
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I have found nothing wrong with the HB shocks to this point. If you don't want to run bladders you don't need to. However, I'm also a fan of running bladders. I'm not exactly a fan of thicker shafts as they displace more oil in the shock body. I'd rather generate pack with oil and piston selection. For anyone new to this buggy, don't feel like you need to replace the kit shocks. My son has been running his from day one including the plastic caps with no issues.
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Old 06-19-2015, 06:59 AM   #9430
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I have found nothing wrong with the HB shocks to this point. If you don't want to run bladders you don't need to. However, I'm also a fan of running bladders. I'm not exactly a fan of thicker shafts as they displace more oil in the shock body. I'd rather generate pack with oil and piston selection. For anyone new to this buggy, don't feel like you need to replace the kit shocks. My son has been running his from day one including the plastic caps with no issues.
I agree, i run mine on a 1/8 track. And i race it just like my 1/8 e buggy. It is smooth and fast, never disturbed by a rock or rut. Personally the shocks are better then most i've seen.
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I agree, i run mine on a 1/8 track. And i race it just like my 1/8 e buggy. It is smooth and fast, never disturbed by a rock or rut. Personally the shocks are better then most i've seen.
I totally agree. I don't know why guys change parts that function properly. An upgrade is not an upgrade if there's no improvement over the original part. I've found no need to change the shocks, hexes, spur or wing mounts
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Yup my stock hex's have been working great, and my wing mounts have survived quite well. Some people just need to spend money i guess.
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do anybody knows how i contact vrp asap?
i sent them an email but no answer yet.
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do anybody knows how i contact vrp asap?
i sent them an email but no answer yet.
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I sent them an email. but nothing yet
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