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Old 12-27-2008, 03:25 PM   #1
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Thumbs down BIG BORES???

what are,exactly, big bore shocks? are they bigger...lol or what. are they made differently, or are they stiffer .i have heard the name here and there, i even tried to buy a pair for my bandit vxl, wound up getting the ultra shocks cause my lhs was out of big bores. by the way the ultras arent too great. so aaaaaaaaaaaa..... i guess thats it, clay unruh
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Old 12-27-2008, 03:32 PM   #2
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Big bores refers to the size of the shock piston bore. A big bore is anything larger than 14mm. They hold more oil and make the suspension more plush feeling. It really helps in rough sections and big landings.
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Old 12-27-2008, 04:12 PM   #3
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Big bores are mainly for all out 1/8 scale offroad. Your bandit wont benefit much from a big bore shock.
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Old 12-27-2008, 05:08 PM   #4
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Big Bores are usually metal body/caps shocks instead of the stock plastic body/caps.
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:48 PM   #5
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I believe soon 16 mm shocks won't be the standard anymore. Can you see it 20mm big bore shocks
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:51 PM   #6
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i think BB will stick around the 16mm range.. i meant its not like they have not researched the 16 mm size and found what was superior
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Old 12-28-2008, 01:08 PM   #7
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i just looked a some 17mm lrp ones they are 40 for fronts and 40 for rears tis was ebay
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Old 12-28-2008, 03:33 PM   #8
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i think BB will stick around the 16mm range.. i meant its not like they have not researched the 16 mm size and found what was superior
Who knows for sure it may or may not. It's strange that the new hyper9 U.S version has 14mm shocks. We all know racers will upgrade them
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hey guys, are big bores a must have???
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IMO the 16mm bigbore are marginally better that the 13mm BB. The gains are small. I still prefer the 13mm BB's as I feel they perform better. The car is a little more aggresive. I think the best comprimise would be 14mm or 15mm.
Bigger than 16mm for 1/8th scale is debateble.
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I believe soon 16 mm shocks won't be the standard anymore. Can you see it 20mm big bore shocks
i would actually hate to see 20mm bb's thats to big lol way to much for a rc lol
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Losi pretty much started the Big Bore shock craze..The shocks on the 8 were 15mm, Tamiya's new 801 uses 15mm also. I think that Ofna was the first to "coin" the phrase Big Bores..BTW theirs are 16mm..but on the do you need them..depends on what type of track your running on and how long are your races..but..When I put them on my BCE Jammin (X) it did not really change my lap times but the Truggy felt better..seemed more stable and landed the big jumps with more composure..and personally I think it also makes the truggies/buggies more durable due to the fact that we are now seeing larger shock shafts (3.5mm to 4mm) I think that any bigger than 16mm your not gaining more performance..sorta of a diminished returns deal..
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I know but I had too say it 20mm BB LOL
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:37 AM   #14
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My question is when are they going to start selling Big Bore shock oils in quarts, the Losi bottle is just not enough nowadays, love your shock oils Losi just make the bottle
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hey guys, are big bores a must have???
Hi fellow off roaders,

I also want to hear more comments about big bores vs standard from kit.

( I keep thinking like this : I'm a newbee driver in off road racing. Honestly, I start at bottom level during race. I would like to bump up my position, let say go up by 1 class. Can big bores help me to achieve my goal ? )

These are I'm after : Factory Team AE big bores for hyper8 and xt8



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