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Old 05-10-2010, 11:33 AM   #16
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You can't use the xray cap (or cap insert) with the Tamiya shocks. (at least not the ones from the plastic shocks, not sure on the aluminum if those are different). You will want to buy 84013 for the upper mounts.
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I'm using the exact black tamiya shocks on my t2 009 EU and didn't do any modification to it anymore. Looks good but performs better

you could also buy it from rcmushroom.

this is how it looks like
Those are soo sick! Haha I hate the way the xray plastic shocks build. I think its wayyy easier to get the tamiya style shocks to work. I will have to check rc mushroom. Thanks
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Just a little tip. You can buy the TOP plastic piece that goes through the shock cap and use the top 5.8mm ball ends and mount the shock to the tower like you do your xray shocks.

All you do is ream out the alum cap a little bit so the TOP piece drops right in.

If you dont wanna use those ugly gold balls that is.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:57 AM   #18
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Just a little tip. You can buy the TOP plastic piece that goes through the shock cap and use the top 5.8mm ball ends and mount the shock to the tower like you do your xray shocks.

All you do is ream out the alum cap a little bit so the TOP piece drops right in.

If you dont wanna use those ugly gold balls that is.
The only thing I would wonder is how long that plastic piece is. I ran schuie shocks on my car this past weekend and the top of the cap would rub the shock tower in the back, so I had to shim the shock way back. I know the normal tamiya plastic piece with there ball stud works fine, so I suppose as long as the top part is the same as the tamiya one then they would be good for our xray's.
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they must have enlarged the opening in the tamiya cap. I just tried it this weekend with the black TRF shocks and the insert does not fit. Plus I don't think the insert fully covers the top of the aluminum shock body. But have at it. I'll stick with the pieces I know work together.
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they must have enlarged the opening in the tamiya cap. I just tried it this weekend with the black TRF shocks and the insert does not fit. Plus I don't think the insert fully covers the top of the aluminum shock body. But have at it. I'll stick with the pieces I know work together.
Yeah who knows what he did lol. I will mess with them and see, either the xray piece, or the top one in the upper cap.
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Wow that orange and blue together is hideous.
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If you want to use the Tamiya hardware, for a more subtle color, you can go with the fluorine coated pieces:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53599
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53598

The color of those pieces is kind of grey, sort of like these.

Or just plain black for the top:

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=84013

Also, the plastic pieces come in two different compounds. The more "black" of the two is what they come with. The TRF pieces are grey, and seemingly lower friction.

http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53334
http://www.tamiyausa.com/product/ite...oduct-id=53918
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:33 AM   #23
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can some one tell me where i can find a set of these shocks

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Ebay, Rcmart, Stellamodels or whoever sells Tamiya.
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:52 AM   #25
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i try ed ebay rc mart rc market almost all the uk shops and the u s shops all out of stock
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Old 09-21-2010, 05:59 AM   #26
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i found these instead 42102 TRF SPECIAL DAMPER (HARD BLACK COATING) but i dont think are the same as the 84008 item
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didn't know Tamiya made black shocks. Nice, now I have an option for my new Xray. Do the fluorite balls work with a 3mm screw to mount the shock?
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