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Old 05-26-2009, 10:20 AM   #1
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Does anyone know the difference between the 2 TRF dampers 84008 vs 42102? Both say Special TRF damper hard black coating. I am puzzled. Thanks.
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nm, i dont know.
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anyhow, it appears the two sets simply differ in color.

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-dam...3.html?picID=1

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-dam...3.html?picID=1

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Very strange aren't they? What makes it even more confusing is that 84008 is cheaper in general. I have searched in Google and Ebay, 84008 is cheaper by 20-30%. I want to know them well before I decide which one to get. If only color, I will definitely go with 84008.
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Very strange aren't they?
agreed. i had two pairs of the black ones. they utilized all the same parts as their trf shocks have always used. my guess is that the black ones are marketed toward the ta05 ifs car and are, therefore, kept cheaper to keep with the theme of that platform. either way, they are good shocks. the bodies, however, were not a deep black (as pictured), but a graphite grey that flourine coated aluminum usually comes in.
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anyhow, it appears the two sets simply differ in color.

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-dam...3.html?picID=1

http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/rc-dam...3.html?picID=1

(... i am still troubled by the decision to hit 'submit reply' above)
I had posted I thought one was for the M chassis but then saw something that said differently so I edited my post to say "NEVERMIND, I dont know"
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There have been a few different TRF dampers including TRF Special Blue, TRF Special Fluorine Coated, TRF Special Hard Black Coated, etc. Can you really feel the difference or are they just more of Marketing you think?
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84008 is just a limited edition "all-black" version of the 42102 blue shocks that featured the hard-coated black cylinders with blue caps. My guess as to why they are cheaper is because nobody wants to pay good money for alloy dampers that look like black plastic.

These new limited edition black anodized parts always seemed odd to me...
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84008 is just a limited edition "all-black" version of the 42102 blue shocks that featured the hard-coated black cylinders with blue caps. My guess as to why they are cheaper is because nobody wants to pay good money for alloy dampers that look like black plastic.

These new limited edition black anodized parts always seemed odd to me...
Sounds right as every other part numbered with five digits and starting with 8 is a limited edition black something or other (see rear uprights, motor mount for TA05 and so on).
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