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Old 08-12-2008, 02:14 PM   #1
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Anyone try using big bore shocks ( as far as they relate to the stock 1/10 scale shocks) and have opinions on how they work?

Curious with all the Big Bore stuff going on with 1/8 scales, wonder is there any benefit in the 1/10 scale market?
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I use bigbore shocks on my almost 1/10 E-CRT.5 that has a 40mm extended chassi to make it the same length as a 1/10 buggy. They made a big difference IMO, but my e-crt.5 is almost 1 lb. heavier than a 1/10 4wd buggy. I'm using 13mm 1/8th shocks. For most 1/10 vehicles you will have a hard time finding the right length (overall & stroke) shocks and then it will be really hard to get springs that are soft enough for how light a true 1/10 vehicle is.
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I think using big bores on a 1/10 is over doing it, I would stick with regular shocks. Big bore shocks are meant for 1/8.
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I may be confusing things here.........If you are talking about Traxxas Big Bore shocks, They were on 1/10 Stadium trucks before the T-Maxx was ever imagined. They were stock on the SRT in '94, and came in a few lengths. I have used them for about 10 years and love them on my 1/10 SRT.
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i have the new big bore shocks on my team xtreme predator x11 buggy and they are way better than the previous shocks.. these are meant for the predator buggy , they are not traxxas big bores. they are made by team xtreme .
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I liked the Traxxas big bores that were included with the TRX-3 TCP. Never used any other big bores on 1/10th to compare though.
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I don't think big bores would be an advantage as most 1/10th tracks are pretty smooth and not as "blown-out" as 1/8th scale tracks get.
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yeah but think of the people who run on tracks that are all rutted up from 1/8th scales..
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I'd like to see some mfr try some bigger bore shocks for 1/10. They made a huge improvement on my crt.5 and that car already had the best 1/10 sized shocks I've every used. I think 1/10 shocks need to really be improved by at least putting bladders in them instead of the inconsistent emulsion (air/oil mixed) system most everyone is using today. And, don't even get me started on the completely lame piston technology being used in RC shocks.
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just a little info on the traxxas big bore shocks. they use the same dia. piston as the standard traxxas 1/10 shocks. this dia. is also the same as losi and associated 1/10 shocks.
i dont know why traxxas named them this way because they are the same as their regular shocks, they just have a coated shaft and are made from aluminum.
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