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Old 08-01-2008, 05:44 AM   #1
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Caster Racing just came out with there 16mm Big Bores and I got a set for my K8T and ZX1-R. They are SWEET! I will try and post some pics later of them assembled.
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Here are some pics. They also come with 2 different sets of springs and and 2 different sets of pistons 1.3mm and 1.4mm 6-hole pistons and everything to mount the shocks with.


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Old 08-01-2008, 10:38 AM   #3
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Nice looking set...

While we are on the "shocks" topic here,.. does anyone think we will see after market shock systems become popular? When it comes to motorcycles and downhill racing bikes, we have many choices for after market shocks to choose from. But it seems the RC industry is mostly chassis manufacturer shocks sets that are available. Is there room in the market for these afer market shocks?

Just wanted to see what you guys think.
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There is aftermarket shocks like KMW etc.

My opinion is that there definitely is a room for aftermarket shocks. Current products all lack proper control over fast and slow damping etc. BB are improvement to smaller ones but do not offer anything significant in terms of design or adjustability. Other question mfg's probably are considering is how much there is to be gained so that the design carries over the current models and is there for interesting in biz. vice.
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I just got a couple sets of these and I'm very impressed. It's a big improvement over the old Caster shocks. They have some nice features, like the square shock end/spring retainer and a very nice bladder seal inside the shock cap. The fit and finish is great.

These are a nice option to add a 3rd party shock setup, with the mounting hardware included.

Full hardware.. standoffs, screws, etc included.
Two full sets of springs, and two sets of pistons.

For only $50/pair

Hands down the best value isn't it?
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Nice looking set...

While we are on the "shocks" topic here,.. does anyone think we will see after market shock systems become popular? When it comes to motorcycles and downhill racing bikes, we have many choices for after market shocks to choose from. But it seems the RC industry is mostly chassis manufacturer shocks sets that are available. Is there room in the market for these afer market shocks?

Just wanted to see what you guys think.

We are the aftermarket shock system.... They will fit on almost any 1/8 scale right out of the box. Just make sure that if your truggy setup takes 4 rears, you order acordingly....

Now if you are talking like Works Performance, or PEP, or custom axis, etc.... I doubt they would go to the trouble and I would imagine that a lot of people in this industry wouldn't know who they are....
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Here are some pics of the Big Bores on the K8T and ZX1-R






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Old 08-03-2008, 11:48 AM   #8
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I just ran my set of the Caster bb's yesterday.....very nice...very smooth.
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How long are the 16mm big bore Caster shocks compared to 16mm jammin ones ? ...

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Hopefully someone else can answer that, but I know they are the exact same length that the regular rtr Caster shocks are....
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They are about 1/2 inch shorter. A better fit for the caster car.
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how much does a
Caster buggy weights race-ready ?????
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On the caster forums there is one posted there that is 7.725 lbs with a milled chassis and stuff. Mine was 8.125 lbs.
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dude whats up with all that fuel line? it looks like pasta missed your plate.lol
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dude whats up with all that fuel line? it looks like pasta missed your plate.lol
I just do that for my local track. All the guys there run a ton of fuel line so they can extend fuel stops and I got tired of pitting while they ran so instead of complaining when nobody will do anything I decided to do it too.
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