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Old 11-15-2007, 03:45 AM   #1
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Default K-Factory 1/10 touring shocks

http://www.kfactoryracing.com/produc...008&pageNum=1#They look great and I know them of their high quality aftermarket parts for the 1/8 buggies but anyone have tried these ones yet?
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:24 AM   #2
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I don't really see how these shocks take the design concept on any further than the myriad other high quality alloy bodied touring shocks on the market already.

Recently I have been using Yokomo, Tamiya and Kyosho shocks, all are fundamentally the same design, all are excellent smooth, reliable shocks.
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I don't really see how these shocks take the design concept on any further than the myriad other high quality alloy bodied touring shocks on the market already.

Recently I have been using Yokomo, Tamiya and Kyosho shocks, all are fundamentally the same design, all are excellent smooth, reliable shocks.
I don't think the design would give the K-Factory shocks an advantage. Just another good option to choose from. A friend highly recommended them to me for my RC18T because he had used some of their parts for his off-road gas car. I can tell you that I was extremely impressed with the quality and smoothness of those tiny little shocks.
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I don't doubt that those shocks are good, but looking at the exploded view, it looks similar to the other name brand shocks (associated, hpi, xray) just that where you insert the two o-rings and plastic parts. Nonetheless, they are very nice.
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I don't really see how these shocks take the design concept on any further than the myriad other high quality alloy bodied touring shocks on the market already.

Recently I have been using Yokomo, Tamiya and Kyosho shocks, all are fundamentally the same design, all are excellent smooth, reliable shocks.
Tamiya shocks rock! The polished inside with the teflon piston and teflon shock shaft guide super smooth. They even had one many years back on their off-road buggy that used a teflon insert inside the shocks to coat the inside of the shock bodies. It was way smoother then teflon coatings and replaceable when they wore out.
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I'm not fond of the two o-ring design. Many other shocks have similar design to these and I end up always trying to rig parts to redo to a 1 o-ring set up like Tamiya shocks. And, can't tell how the bladder is; can it be swapped for different kinds or enough space for foam insert, etc.?
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Im sticking with my trf shocks. if not broken, why fix it.
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It's just another option. The thing to remember is the level of difficulty in finding replacement parts. This is a very good reason to stick to something like the TRF shocks.
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