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Old 07-02-2008, 09:53 PM   #1
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I'm not involved in rc cars anymore but was a few years back. Right now I'm loooking for a damper for a mechanism I'm engineering and think that a very large rc car/truck-type shock would be something to consider strongly because they have such mpressively low stiction.

Can anyone tell me what vehicle has the largest oil dampers available? Or what simply the largest shocks I can buy by themselves are? The ideal would be something with a good couple inches of piston travel. But if that's not available I'd still like to see what's out there.
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try anything 8th scale... try the hpi savage.. they have good piston travel
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Team Losi LST2 shocks. Just what your looking for. Aluminum bodies. The Aftershock has the same shocks except plastic bodies (cheaper)

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LST2/Aftershock shocks are the biggest ones I know of as well. You may also want to look at Baja 5B shocks. The diameter of them is smaller than the LST2/Aftershock shocks, but they are quite long and have a lot of travel...
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Biggest i have seen with out going to big like 1/5 or large cens
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If you want ZERO stiction, I would go for a non-contact electomagnetic brake/damper system...there are NO physically contacting parts thus zero stiction.
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If you want ZERO stiction, I would go for a non-contact electomagnetic brake/damper system...there are NO physically contacting parts thus zero stiction.
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If you need more travel than a LST2 shock will give then try 1/5 buggy shocks. Should give you the 2 inch travel you are looking for
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Hpi 5B is a 1/5 buggy these shocks are a good size bigger and more travel than a lst shock
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you could in theory make your own electomagnetic brake/damper system....

-take existing shock,
-wrap wire around the shock body(or use shock spring itself)
-connect ends to a power source that is variable
-fill shock with grey goo(ferrous material suspension)Think iron filings in oil
-continue with build of shock as usual.

Simply putting current through the coiled wire(electromagnet) will stiffen up suspension, more current=more dampening.

This is a VERY simplified explanation...what you do not see is the vast amount of money used to research the electronics that control how strong the magnetic field has to be depending on the road surface....
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