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Old 03-10-2009, 07:44 PM   #1
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Thumbs up how bout these???

does anyone have any feedback on these http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Traxxas-Slas...4.c0.m14.l1262

i want to get them for my slash to replace the stock ones... im tired of poppin shock caps... I know i could just get aluminum caps but these look cool... I also like the threaded shock bodies...

has anyone bought these??? Are they any good>>>??
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I have had a pair of these and a pair of integy piggyback shocks. Both of them were terrible. The team bluestar shocks are very low quality and always leaked. Also the shafts bend VERY easily. Same with the integy. If i were you i'd get losi shocks or traxxas big bores.
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Aluminum bends to easily. Unless you intend to stick with on-road you would really want titanium shocks. Losi makes good shocks, but do not count Mungen, Hotbodies, and associated out of the picture. Those shocks you have posted do not appear to be the greatest quality, however if you install them right and bleed the shocks properly until you stop seeing bubbles. This video should help you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rixBJ...e=channel_page
I would go with Losi honestly, the slash doesn't really require huge shocks.

"snowboard" they are made out of aluminum aluminum is pretty soft and easily bent, but titanium ones do bend on occasions too.
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Aluminum bends to easily. Unless you intend to stick with on-road you would really want titanium shocks. Losi makes good shocks, but do not count Mungen, Hotbodies, and associated out of the picture. Those shocks you have posted do not appear to be the greatest quality, however if you install them right and bleed the shocks properly until you stop seeing bubbles. This video should help you. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rixBJ...e=channel_page
I would go with Losi honestly, the slash doesn't really require huge shocks.

"snowboard" they are made out of aluminum aluminum is pretty soft and easily bent, but titanium ones do bend on occasions too.
I know. I bent the shafts on these shocks many times before upgrading to losi. I am very happy with my losi shocks on my slash and have not had a single problem
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You do have to replace the shock oil in them however, about once a month without shock boots. You can rig shock boots and your oil in your shock will last much longer. Associated shocks are pretty good!! just a smaller spring size, but using 1/8 scale shocks would be a bit much for a slash.
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You do have to replace the shock oil in them however, about once a month without shock boots. You can rig shock boots and your oil in your shock will last much longer. Associated shocks are pretty good!! just a smaller spring size, but using 1/8 scale shocks would be a bit much for a slash.
I run losi 8ight shocks and and they make the slash handle ALOT better. But if you dont want to run 1/8th scale shocks then just get the big bores or AE shocks.
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I run losi 8ight shocks and and they make the slash handle ALOT better. But if you dont want to run 1/8th scale shocks then just get the big bores or AE shocks.
not disputing you there, but that has more to do with the different droop settings you get when using different shock sizes vrs their spring rates.
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not disputing you there, but that has more to do with the different droop settings you get when using different shock sizes vrs their spring rates.
Ok How bout we stop killing this guys post and just give him our opinions on shocks.

GOOD SHOCK CHOICES FOR THE SLASH: Losi shocks, AE shocks, and traxxas big bores

AVOID: Team bluestar, and Integy. (they look good if you wont a show and no go car though)
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Ok How bout we stop killing this guys post and just give him our opinions on shocks.

GOOD SHOCK CHOICES FOR THE SLASH: Losi shocks, AE shocks, and traxxas big bores

AVOID: Team bluestar, and Integy. (they look good if you wont a show and no go car though)
seems like you finally finished the thread
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does anyone have any feedback on these http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Traxxas-Slas...4.c0.m14.l1262

i want to get them for my slash to replace the stock ones... im tired of poppin shock caps... I know i could just get aluminum caps but these look cool... I also like the threaded shock bodies...

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Just get the aluminum caps, they are cheaper.
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Just get the aluminum caps, they are cheaper.
This is like reusing an old worn tire. Even if you get aluminum caps, you will still have the plastic bodied Traxxas shocks that you can get on ebay for $10 for a set of 4!
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