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Old 02-10-2009, 01:04 AM   #1
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I have been experimenting with the new style 16mm big bore shocks and some how am not conviced that they indeed better than the older 13mm big bore shocks.

The 16mm shocks are definitely better in the rough and jumps ok.

I find with the 13mm shocks you get better rebound. The 16mm BB shock springs seems to be for me the issue. I dont know how true this holds for the different manufacturer types.
My experience is mostly with the Jammin shocks.
My Laptimes are marginally better with the 16mm.


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when i ran a jammin car i could tell a huge diffference between the 13mm and the 16mm.. perhaps it was just me but i loved the 16mm on the x1x over the 13mm
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I have been experimenting with the new style 16mm big bore shocks and some how am not conviced that they indeed better than the older 13mm big bore shocks.

The 16mm shocks are definitely better in the rough and jumps ok.

I find with the 13mm shocks you get better rebound. The 16mm BB shock springs seems to be for me the issue. I dont know how true this holds for the different manufacturer types.
My experience is mostly with the Jammin shocks.
My Laptimes are marginally better with the 16mm.


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yeah they look better, cost more and make u feel faster
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the big bores make the car easier to drive, you wont see a huge difference in your quickest lap time, but your overall times should be better, the car wont get upset by little rutts and bumps as much with the big bores
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Since every manufacturer seems to be only putting BB on their rides, I would suggest they have done all the testing needed.

However, as you state, it may not be for everyone.
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The 16mm big bores perform better in every category when comparing them to a smaller 13mm shock........hands down they are better everywhere on the track
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