Originally Posted by ahsikes
thanks on the info about the shocks, but I did not say the alumnium ones were out with the fk05, just that they were in fact out after the plastics were.
That info was off of this site a few posts back, I don't know the exact release date of them, just that they were offered as an option.
Actually, both sets of shock bodies were out before the first Xray T1.
The original shocks were carried over from the Serpent line of nitro cars. Serpent also had aluminum bodies as an option. The original Xray T1 used the same exact shocks (different lengths F/R). Since then, Xray has changed to the shocks some, making them the same length F/R, creating different (non-Serpent) shock shafts and bladders. The bodies, pistons, and caps are all still Serpent parts.
Back then, it seemed that all the Serpent team drivers preferred the composite bodies also. Now, however, it seems that Serpent has new shocks that somewhat resemble the old losi shocks (built from the bottom).
I used the aluminum bodies on my Serpent Impulse something like 4 years ago...
Pretty much, my point is that the aluminum shocks were tested before the first Xray car was released.