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Old 07-05-2009, 05:16 PM   #31
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Devil ... I assumed they were for the team kit because they also have a listing for the "standard" shocks:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWDW4&P=7
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Old 07-05-2009, 06:38 PM   #32
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Armaan go for it. It is your money. I don't have the time or desire to re-engineer shocks. Best of luck !
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:48 PM   #33
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Devil ... I assumed they were for the team kit because they also have a listing for the "standard" shocks:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWDW4&P=7

I thougt that too, but the team front lower arms are different than Gen1 kit and uses shorter front shocks. about 5mm shorter than the big bore.

if you do a search on tower you'll see that there "Big Bore front shaft" and "Team front shaft"

team is 52mm long
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWZE1&P=7

big bore front is 55mm long
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWDZ1&P=7

also bodies are different part numbers
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWDY1&P=7
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXWDY1&P=7


but your main conceren of course is the full extended length of the shock, if it matches. then you hsould be fine. shock shafts are 4mm.
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but they don't say Hudy on them and they are for helicopters
not cars
.didn't know a tool cold tell the difference between a heli screw or a car screw????..........what's next Hudy specific wrenches for off-road cars only???........................
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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?
One thing to note on the O'Donnell shocks in those links is that they're using C-clips to fasten the seal assembly to the bottom of the shock body. AE tried that on their previous shocks and went away from the design, even after changing the design of their clip to make it stronger. C-clips are a big pain to remove when it's time for seal changes. The AE big bores have a screw-on cap for the bottom of the shock that makes seal changes much easier.

One other thing to think about is whether there are guys running O'Donnell cars in your area. If you snap a shock shaft, cut a boot or snap a shock end, you might be done for the day or have to jerry-rig something to work. If you're running AE shocks, chances may be better of being able to find parts if you need them.
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One thing to note on the O'Donnell shocks in those links is that they're using C-clips to fasten the seal assembly to the bottom of the shock body. AE tried that on their previous shocks and went away from the design, even after changing the design of their clip to make it stronger. C-clips are a big pain to remove when it's time for seal changes. The AE big bores have a screw-on cap for the bottom of the shock that makes seal changes much easier.

One other thing to think about is whether there are guys running O'Donnell cars in your area. If you snap a shock shaft, cut a boot or snap a shock end, you might be done for the day or have to jerry-rig something to work. If you're running AE shocks, chances may be better of being able to find parts if you need them.
true, I hate the C rings too, I have to get a specific C ring tool just for these shocks. But not that big of deal. replacement parts are cheap and you can carry spares at these prices.

you can build extra bottom ends and just carry those with shock shafts.
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Anyone thought about using the losi 8-T 2.0 shocks? I heard they have a fast bleed technology that is pretty nice. My buddy's 8-T jumps and lands like some kind of ninja cat! My rc8te lands like a crashing airplane. lol. I just cant seem to find the 2.0 shocks as a kit anywhere.
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You cant compare Losi and AE suspension - both are different - just using the Losi shocks will not help the overall suspension.
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Never said that it would, I'm just exploring other options to the expensive AE shocks.
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:35 PM   #41
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Never said that it would, I'm just exploring other options to the expensive AE shocks.
Agreed. That's interesting...I'll try looking.
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