Originally Posted by HarryLeach
An alternative for you might be to mix the 2. Right now I've got H1/H2 holders on the front [long low position, 2mm on the outside link], and L1/L2's on the rear [long high position, 4mm on the outside link]. Great rotation without drama, good balance for my purposes on asphalt.
The H1/H2 holders have a different offset than the L1/L2's, so you're not going to be able to 100% duplicate the L1/L2's with H1/H2's. You might be able to split the difference between them by mounting them opposite sides, but they won't be identical.
Camber gain by itself won't negate or enhance any roll center adjustment, you need to tune it to suit the amount of roll your car has along with the static camber.
I also have no problems with the composite shocks, but I think if I had to replace them, I would probably just pick up the XRay alloy's. It's not that I mind modding shocks to suit a purpose, but I would have to find a good set of used Tamiya shocks at the right price to break out the Dremel without feeling a little guilty.
I have the exact same setup h1/h2 with 2mm shims on the outside on the front, and l1/l2 with 4mm shims on the outside hole on the back.
I was running the tamiya shocks, they are great shocks, easy to build and work pretty well for most tracks. My local track is bumpy as all hell and they just didnt have the damping I was looking for, so I went to the xray alloy shocks. Big improvement over the composite as they include pistons with multiple hole sizes, I am liking the 1.1mm hole pistons. They give a great damper pack on open bumpy asphalt.
As easy as the tamiyas to build for sure, drill the ole in the top cap and 0 rebound first time every time. And for some reason the bladders dont seem as difficult to get into the alloy shocks.
Only Problem I have found is they tend to burp air into them after a big crash a bit easier than the composites or tamiyas.
Get them both from online shops and try them for yourself, you are going to have to ruin your composite shocks top cap for the tamiyas to fit, so be prepared for a no back out install if u want. Once you sand down the ring under the xray cap the bladder never fits right in the composite shocks.