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Old 07-12-2006, 03:57 PM   #16
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#49355 TRF Blue shocks
#49311 Blue shock retainers
#53440 spring set
#53488 adjustable ball connectors

and 40Wt oil in those suckers.

but before i purchase anyhting, i just wanna make sure that ill get like better performance.

so basicly, im going to have better handling and a smoother ride correct? compared to the crappy stock xxx-s shocks?

also what are you guys oppinions on putting aluminum parts.

i want to get the following
Aluminum: a-arms (front and back)
Knuckles
C-hubs

anything else? that should add a little more weight, so my cg would be a TINY bit lower....i think..
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I doubt you will see any improvement performancewise using Tamiya shocks over the Losi's. The Tamiya shocks are just easier to bleed.

As far as aluminum parts go, adding them to the susupension doesnt lower CG. It increases sprung weight. This makes it harder for the shock to do its job. Plus it is heavier so you will see slower acceleration and lower corniing ability.
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Old 07-12-2006, 04:24 PM   #18
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i calculated how much all this stuff would cost me. and wow. its pretty astounding. it came up to 210$ Canadian dollars. might take one or two pay checks, and i sold my ss5800 and xtm xcellerator truck on ebay, so my mamba maxx is pretty much payed for. I CANT WAIT.

my xxx-s is going to be supreme
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I doubt you will see any improvement performancewise using Tamiya shocks over the Losi's. The Tamiya shocks are just easier to bleed.

As far as aluminum parts go, adding them to the susupension doesnt lower CG. It increases sprung weight. This makes it harder for the shock to do its job. Plus it is heavier so you will see slower acceleration and lower corniing ability.
hm.. well then i dont wanna pay like 70$ for a pair of shocks, if it wont be worth it. is there a cheap shock, that performs like the losi ones if not better but like in aluminum? i want alu shocks.
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The Losi shocks are aluminum. They are coated to reduce piston drag and wear.
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The Tamiya shocks are just easier to rebuild and nicer looking.

I'd say if your goal is to go really fast, get a good brushless system and do some research on LiPo batteries, less weight and superior runtime.

The aluminum parts really don't help your car perform better. They weigh more but if you are having an issue with breaking a certain part, then aluminum *may* help (beware: aluminum parts can bend in cases where plastic parts would simply break)

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Old 07-13-2006, 04:35 PM   #22
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yeah. thanks dan. ill smoke em good. im getitng the mamba 7700 by the way. im going to order that sucker tonight. i was thinking maybe getting a graphite chassis.. to lose some weight. but like im worried of rocks and stuff in the praking lot might damage it or crack it.. (when i think of graphite chasis i htnk of pencil lead.. haha) anyways. how much would LiPo cost, and as for a lipo charger what is good? the 7700 can only run a 2S lipo.
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