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Old 05-12-2007, 06:06 AM   #1
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Alot of people have been seen using Tamiya shocks on their cars.

but which shock are they using?

The TRF threaded body version,
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=464&id=4544

Or the "Hard coated" version,
http://www.precisionrc.com/nv/car/pr...oduct_id=52884

If not these the what are other people using?
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Alot of people have been seen using Tamiya shocks on their cars.

but which shock are they using?

The TRF threaded body version,
http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=464&id=4544

Or the "Hard coated" version,
http://www.precisionrc.com/nv/car/pr...oduct_id=52884

If not these the what are other people using?
Hart Coated is the newest version. That will be a better choice.
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Tamiya's TRF shock

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Tamiya's TRF shock

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Old 05-12-2007, 07:24 AM   #5
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People always rate the Tamiya as the best hands down but I have to say that I have been using the current Yokomo and Kyosho TF-5 shocks too and they are also excellent.
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People always rate the Tamiya as the best hands down but I have to say that I have been using the current Yokomo and Kyosho TF-5 shocks too and they are also excellent.

everything is compared to tamiya not other way around, go into any thread and everytime a new car out you'll see TRF shocks on somebodies car
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everything is compared to tamiya not other way around, go into any thread and everytime a new car out you'll see TRF shocks on somebodies car
just because people use them doesnt make them the best, in my opinion the xray shocks have the most to offer, they are lite weight, they dont leak when built properly, and they can be built with externally adjustable pistons that work great, and make your car that much easier to tune......
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Tamiya TRF Shocks FTMFW!!!!!
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Schumacher's new Mi3 shocks (same as the EC but with an extra bleed hole in the shock cap) are so easy to fill compared with any other. I matched all 8 shocks I had first time!

I also have some TRF shocks but I have replaced these with Mi3's

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the Tamiya TRF shocks are the benchmark when building or using new shocks that's the reason why they are the best shocks in the market today
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they dont leak when built properly
I prefer shocks that don't leak when built IMproperly
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TRFs all the way with out a dout, i do like my losi's JRXS shocks but more in favour with the tamiyas
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Xray adjustable are killer. Nothing like being able to change damping in a couple minutes. Certainly one of the most innovative RC inventions. Only thing I'd like to see is an metal shock body.
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Xray adjustable are killer. Nothing like being able to change damping in a couple minutes. Certainly one of the most innovative RC inventions. Only thing I'd like to see is an metal shock body.
Hardly an XRAY innovation. First I saw that on were Schumacher shocks in the early 90's.

Personally I'd rather change the oil and keep the same piston, for the purpose of more consistent "pack" in high-speed damping.
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you guys have it all wrong the 2best shocks in the world are the traxxas and the CEN shocks!!!!
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