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CVA vs TRF special dampers.

Old 01-15-2007, 06:04 AM
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Default CVA vs TRF special dampers.

Are the TRF dampers really that much better? IŽve been racing with CVA dampers for ages, and everyone keeps telling me racing dampers are better.
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Old 01-15-2007, 06:14 AM
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Blue and gold nothing's better
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Old 01-15-2007, 07:37 AM
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From my limited experience their doesn't seem to be much wrong with the CVA dampers, they are pretty smooth and don't seem to suffer from leaks.

The piston holes are rather large though and the diaphragms create a strong rebound, not to everyones taste. The TRF dampers give a much plusher suspension movement, CVA's always seem a bit springy to me.
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TRF's are great shocks, but if you are happy with your CVA's then there is no reason for you to change over.
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Old 01-17-2007, 02:01 AM
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Probably the only one thing that the CVA is better than the TRF shocks is the weight. The CVA is definately lighter than it counterpart.

Anyway, use whatever floats your boat.
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Old 01-17-2007, 03:17 AM
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TRF dampers is the most smooth suspension ever made in the RC bussiness
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Old 01-17-2007, 04:08 AM
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Surely the fine threaded adjustment of the TRF is an improvement over the CVA?

On the non-technical side there is the colour. CVAs are great in black In my collection of TRF dampers I have red, blue, gunmetal, gold, and lime green
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TRF shocks -vs- Losi, Ass.,Corally,X-ray,Shu or who ever...........it's not even a questionif TRF is better just go look around in other threads and you'll see a lot people us them on their car hell manutactors us them when making a proto-type car
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TRFs end of story !
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Old 01-17-2007, 06:36 AM
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Originally Posted by sosidge
From my limited experience their doesn't seem to be much wrong with the CVA dampers, they are pretty smooth and don't seem to suffer from leaks.

The piston holes are rather large though and the diaphragms create a strong rebound, not to everyones taste. The TRF dampers give a much plusher suspension movement, CVA's always seem a bit springy to me.
Well, I changed the pistons to the trf pistons with my CVAs. It doesnŽt matter though now, I just bought a set anyway! I kinda liked the CVAs, and people telling me that it was cool that I could run so well with them.
I hope its worth half a second, but from what people are saying iŽll be lucky. But yeah, ride height adjustments will be easier!
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where can i find the spring rates in lbs for trf springs? also will associated touring springs fit these shocks?

thanks
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Spring rates are here http://www.thard.co.uk/. Look in the excel sheets. Yes Associated and Xray springs fit Tamiya shocks
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