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Old 07-04-2009, 01:02 AM   #1
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Default Why do Associated's Big-Bore RC8 shocks cost so much?

It's shocking. No pun intended. But come on...they're going for $120 a set on eBay. Why do they cost so much compared to "Big Bore" shocks from Hot Bodies and Ofna?

I know there was a trade-up period for people who bought FT RC8's awhile back, but that's obviously done.

Is anyone using the Hot Bodies or Ofna big bores on their RC8?
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Old 07-04-2009, 02:47 AM   #2
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Welcome to the world of R/C racing.
speed/upgrades= cost
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Old 07-04-2009, 04:59 AM   #3
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its like a Harley Davidson. youre paying for the name.
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:48 AM   #4
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because they are still a new hot item from ae.
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even the shocks for the T4 are 50$ a set (2).. Are you talking about the 16mm BB shocks?
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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
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Old 07-04-2009, 08:33 AM   #7
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if you think that is bad $120 for a set of shocks go buy
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hehe, I have to agree with you. I have looked at some of there stuff... $$
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Old 07-04-2009, 09:14 AM   #8
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Cool Price of AE Bigbore shocks

Hi cary, I run the RC8 Buggy(1st edition) and recently got a price on the bigbores,here in Aust, and made sure I was sitting down($102) a pair, had a look on Amain hobbies($55-57us) a pair,without springs, may be a little cheaper, or same once I add exchange rate etc..but I have lined up a pair of rears, from a mate at our r/c club, for $65 with springs....Bargain...
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cool that sounds like a good deal you will like the big bores
they where the one biggest improvements I made on the first car
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Yeah cary, got offered a set of hong nor bigbores for $80, but the guy recommened AE shocks, as he said they are a better shock, also he is an AE sponsored driver...
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isnt there someone on here making custom shocks???? dont think they are out yet but i thought i remember seeing a post about it
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Yeah, the 16mm big bore shocks are what I am referring to. Ridiculous, especially since they're made in China.
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I was just looking at that on the A Main website. The AE shocks are $55.99 a pair. The X Ray shocks are $55.99 a pair. The Hot Bodies shocks are $57.99 a pair. The AE's don't come with springs but the X Ray and the HB do. That's an extra couple of buck. They're not out of line with anyone elses shocks out there, except maybe the springs.
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Ah, gotcha. On eBay, HB Big Bore's went for $50-60 a set. Conversely, AE's went for $126 a set.

Looking at the shocks, they both come with 4mm shafts. Could you simply swap out the bodies and pistons and essentially have big bores?
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I doubt you could do it with the HB shocks. They are fairly short. The AE shocks are longer than any one elses. Guys have been running the Ofna/Jammin big bores on the RC8. Just have to change the shock ends to the long ones I believe.
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