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Old 07-04-2009, 01:26 PM   #16
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Awesome, thanks. It gives me another option if I can't get the AE big bores for $70 a set.

Again, will the AE "standard bore" shafts and ends work with the "big bore" bodies?
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yes same shafts
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What about the new O'Donnell big bores for the Z01B Team kit? They run $30 per set and include 3 sets of springs.

Front: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWDX1&P=7
Rear: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWDX7&P=7
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buy a set on ebay. Guys part out brand new RC8T kits on their all the time, rear shock are the same, fronts are a little longer, but you can buy the bodies separate, and the shafts are the same as the stock shocks(or you can buy new). That would save you a little bit on them
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To answer the original question, because they can. When demand drops look for the prices to drop.
MP9 Team Edition is a perfect example.
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What about the new O'Donnell big bores for the Z01B Team kit? They run $30 per set and include 3 sets of springs.

Front: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWDX1&P=7
Rear: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWDX7&P=7
Nice!! Has anyone confirmed if they work on the RC8?
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yes same shafts
So all you'd need to get if you own the FT "standard bore" shocks are the bodies, caps, and springs, correct?
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Dont forget o-ring spacers (maybe o-rings), shock collar adjusters, bottom caps, shock boots, pistons and bladders. Ya its cheaper to buy the whole kit.
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Dont forget o-ring spacers (maybe o-rings), shock collar adjusters, bottom caps, shock boots, pistons and bladders. Ya its cheaper to buy the whole kit.
Ah, yeah, you're right; I'll just opt out of getting the AE big bores and go for the O'donnell big bores since they're roughly 1/2 the cost (hoping they fit!).
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I don't understand buying something that might not fit. When AE makes shocks and you know where to get them. At least then you can ask questions and get help. Cost vs the headaches of trying to make something else work that was designed for another buggy. I just put my AE BB's together last night with the GHEA 1.3x8 pistons. Hoping to get to a track today to test. I'm fortunate to have help from a friend that owns a hobby shop.
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I don't understand buying something that might not fit. When AE makes shocks and you know where to get them. At least then you can ask questions and get help. Cost vs the headaches of trying to make something else work that was designed for another buggy. I just put my AE BB's together last night with the GHEA 1.3x8 pistons. Hoping to get to a track today to test. I'm fortunate to have help from a friend that owns a hobby shop.
Ingenuity. If people lived inside the box and just bough products that fit, then it would be one boring hobby.

If O'Donnell makes a comparable replacement, I'll use it; if I have to change stand offs, A-arm blocks, and the like, I won't. But before I give AE $120+ of my money, I'm going to exhaust every option first.

O'Donnell big bores $60:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWDX7&P=7
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWDX1&P=7

vs.

Associated big bores $120:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXVKK1&P=7
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXVVG6&P=M

That's a huge difference for me in price.

Out of curiosity, how much did you pay for your shocks/pistons?
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if you think that is bad $120 for a set of shocks go buy
some Hudy tools at $20 each and the end caps are sold
separate
20 bux each.......how about 18.00 for a set of four...... http://www.heliproz.com/prodinfo.asp?number=804525
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Ingenuity. If people lived inside the box and just bough products that fit, then it would be one boring hobby.

If O'Donnell makes a comparable replacement, I'll use it; if I have to change stand offs, A-arm blocks, and the like, I won't. But before I give AE $120+ of my money, I'm going to exhaust every option first.

O'Donnell big bores $60:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWDX7&P=7
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWDX1&P=7

vs.

Associated big bores $120:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXVKK1&P=7
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXVVG6&P=M

That's a huge difference for me in price.

Out of curiosity, how much did you pay for your shocks/pistons?
those kits aren't for team. they're big bores for 1st gen kit.

1st gen and team kit have same rear shock length, on the front Team is shorter.

Odonnell dimensions

Front Full extended 105mm
rear Full extended 125mm

measurements are from centers of two end mounting screws.
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but they don't say Hudy on them and they are for helicopters
not cars
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