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Old 04-20-2010, 11:00 PM   #1
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Default Jammin vs Losi Big Bore Shocks

For the people who've used one or both, what is your impression (durability, performance, leakage etc.)?
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they are both great shocks

i like the losi's better but use the jammin ballends and spring retainer on them. the losi spring retainers punch out over the ball end to often for me. the jammin ones are heaps stronger
the losi's dont have a nut ontop of the piston so you get that little bit extra travel over the length
but its easier to remove the nut off the jammin's to replace a piston. the .05 screw on the losis can be a pain in the a' to get out if you strip the head
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they are both great shocks

i like the losi's better but use the jammin ballends and spring retainer on them. the losi spring retainers punch out over the ball end to often for me. the jammin ones are heaps stronger
the losi's dont have a nut ontop of the piston so you get that little bit extra travel over the length
but its easier to remove the nut off the jammin's to replace a piston. the .05 screw on the losis can be a pain in the a' to get out if you strip the head
Also the Losi ones are prone to having the screw come out if you don't loctite it and allow it to cure...
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they are different lengths i know that. the losi ones are shorter. if you have an Ofna buggy or truggy you have to run the Ofna big bores or you wont have full travel and you will break the losi shocks because of putting to much stress on them with the down travel.
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You can get Losi shocks in three different lengths, maybe the 8T 2.0 rears are long enough.

I've had 8ights since they first came out, and have not had a shock piston come loose yet.
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The jammin big bores were nice. I used thread tape on the bottoms to make sure the bottom did not unscrew itself, although not sure if it is necessary.
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