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Old 02-16-2009, 05:21 PM   #1
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Default What are the best after market shocks for the Slash

Right now i have the Integy piggyback shocks and they suck. My slash was raised about and inch. I was looking at the big bore shocks from traxxas. But i have also heard of people running losi 8ight shocks. What are the best shocks that are tough for bashing and smooth for racing.
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I once owned a Traxxas Stampede and installed the Traxxas Big Bore shocks. Very smooth, easy to build. Now I believe they come pre assembled, just add oil. Go for the Traxxas shocks for your Slash. You won't be disappointed.
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xxxt shocks are the best ones you can get use the buggy front bodys with the truck front shafts
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I would just stick with the Traxxas big bores. They are a direct replacement and they work well. Keep it simple.
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xxxt shocks are the best ones you can get use the buggy front bodys with the truck front shafts
Ive heard of people puttign the xxxnt ad2 shocks (the same as the xxxtcr) on the rustler. They said the shocks werent as long as the stock traxxas shocks but made the truck handle MUCH better.
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If you get the big bore shocks, they are essentially a aluminum version of the Ultra shocks that come from the factory on the slash.

Regardless of either one, you can lower the shocks with spacers that come with the slash shock accessory kit.

Just pull the shafts out of the shock bodies and add the spacers from the kit on the shock shaft inside the body. Re-assemble the shocks and they will be quite a bit lower and your truck will handle like its on rails.

You really only need the plastic Ultra shocks that come on the slash...but...

The essential upgrades are

Aluminum shock caps from Traxxas - prevents shock blow outs
Titanium Nitride coated shock shafts from Traxxas - smooths out shock travel
a multitude of different springs to swap out for different track conditions.
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Ok so it sounds like the big bores are the best way to go. But has anybody heard about the losi 8ight shocks fitting the slash?
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