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Old 01-04-2010, 06:43 PM
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Nothing available that can out perform um still...
I know that. Mine perform great and really don't want to change but if something new from associated came out, that would be great.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:44 PM
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Originally Posted by x60Driver View Post
AE shocks are not the best... but there not the worst. I dont like them but thats just me.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:46 PM
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are the specs basically the same?
Not sure,but my b4 has been shelfed for a very long time with bad shock bodies.My buds wanted me to race so i borrowed them from a frend.I was surprised they worked so well!I did not do anything to them,other than change the oil to what i thought might work,and did not mess with them the rest of the night.
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Old 01-04-2010, 06:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry View Post
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Nothing available that can out perform um still...
Everything else outperforms them. They all have longer rebuild intervals, they all have springs that fit better/rub less, they all are easier to build and re-fill consistently, they all have seals that work better, and they all have pistons that fit the bodies better (hence the growing popularity of using Losi pistons in them). The only advantage that the AE shocks have on the others are the chassis that they come with.

It's remarkable that the B4 dominates with the worst shocks in the market.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Davidka View Post
Everything else outperforms them. They all have longer rebuild intervals, they all have springs that fit better/rub less, they all are easier to build and re-fill consistently, they all have seals that work better, and they all have pistons that fit the bodies better (hence the growing popularity of using Losi pistons in them). The only advantage that the AE shocks have on the others are the chassis that they come with.

It's remarkable that the B4 dominates with the worst shocks in the market.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Davidka View Post
Everything else outperforms them. They all have longer rebuild intervals, they all have springs that fit better/rub less, they all are easier to build and re-fill consistently, they all have seals that work better, and they all have pistons that fit the bodies better (hence the growing popularity of using Losi pistons in them). The only advantage that the AE shocks have on the others are the chassis that they come with.

It's remarkable that the B4 dominates with the worst shocks in the market.
the top drivers drive them, thats why, and thats it.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:07 PM
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the top drivers drive them, thats why, and thats it.
I hate to rain on your guys parade but what does maifield and all the other pros for associated use? I think it speeks for itself.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:13 PM
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they would be glad to have a kyosho related set of shocks with ae's name on them though.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:14 PM
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Originally Posted by rcman1993 View Post
I hate to rain on your guys parade but what does maifield and all the other pros for associated use? I think it speeks for itself.
We all know the shocks work great when they are properly maintained. The problem is how often they have to be maintained compared to other shocks...Here's hoping the new o-rings fix that.

Last time I saw maifield and most other ae guys there were fresh o-rings put in every day at a big race.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:16 PM
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i talked to cav and he said the new rebuild kits are much better, and my friend tried them and no leaking, with the older shock bodies, the darker gray ones.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Davidka View Post
Everything else outperforms them. They all have longer rebuild intervals, they all have springs that fit better/rub less, they all are easier to build and re-fill consistently, they all have seals that work better, and they all have pistons that fit the bodies better (hence the growing popularity of using Losi pistons in them). The only advantage that the AE shocks have on the others are the chassis that they come with.

It's remarkable that the B4 dominates with the worst shocks in the market.
Dave , wanta know why K shocks don't leak ?

Cus the cartridge bodies are smaller in size so when the seal swells they just get tighter & tighter to the point the shocks performance is worthless...

Ae shocks leak because the seals have more room to swell so that's the reason why they leak...

a little leak or lots of shock striction


Find out for your self....


Almost every K-car driver I know thinks their shocks are just fine cus they don't leak ...


I then ask them to remove the shock .
Then I remove the cap and drain the oil and then show them just how bad the seals are griping the shaft ....

This stunt shoots the K-car driver down in flames every time ...
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:26 PM
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i use the mip blue orings! never had em leak yet
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:41 PM
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aparently if it grips the shaft, it doesnt matter because tebo seems to do just fine with them.
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aparently if it grips the shaft, it doesnt matter because tebo seems to do just fine with them.
That's because he maintains his shocks. It's called stop being lazy and just rebuild your shocks. You will be much happier when you do better because of this. It's not event that hard. Just do it and you will thank me later.
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Old 01-04-2010, 07:49 PM
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i dont have a problem with ae shocks, they leak but im sold on the new bodies and rebuild kits, i dont want to put foreign parts on my car because it wont be the same that it is.
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