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Old 06-20-2004, 10:25 AM   #16
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i think the main reason u see alot of guys with tamiya shopcks now is.... the tamiya shocks as well as hpi shock require less maintinance.....

would u rather rebuild your shocks every week, or go a few weeks without...
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Old 06-20-2004, 12:56 PM   #17
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tamiya flourine shocks are probably the best.
they are easy to build,need less maintance,and smoooooothe.
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Old 06-20-2004, 01:49 PM   #18
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I have Tamiya TRF shocks on both my electric and nitro cars and They are sweet. Very easy to build and maintain and super smooth as well.
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I think I'm the only guy who doesn't like his TRF shocks...On mine I've had the bottom cap come off in hard crashes and the collars frequnetely self-adjust. I gotta admit. They are easier to build consistantly than other manufactuers shocks

Personally I like the AE shocks with Rayspeed bladders Not as easy to rebuild but they never leak & give me no BS

I'd stay with the Yoko shocks. I hear thats a high point on the MR-4TC SD
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Old 06-20-2004, 03:15 PM   #20
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I think there's agreement that Tamiya shocks are some of the very best and since I'm hardcore Tamiya, I wouldn't disagree BUT I also have to agree with Darkseid. If you're having a problem with the shocks, maybe you should be looking for the correct fix before assuming there's something better available. Yokomo is one of the best out there.....if the shocks are designed to work on that chassis there shouldn't be a problem. Why not try contacting them about the problem and see if you can get some help before spending a chunk of hard earned money on something you will have to find a custom setup to use. Good luck.
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I think Tamiya had some limited edition preload collars that were machined aluminum and had o rings in them. I know that Xray preload collars work on tamiya shocks as well, just not as flashy as blue or red.... Overall, Tamiya has some of the best shocks out there and they are my personal favorite. I give credit to yokomo shocks (the newer ones with bladdars), and HPI aluminum threaded shocks. They are all similar in design and are all super easy to build.

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Old 06-20-2004, 06:50 PM   #22
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Tamiya shocks are nice, like many others said there easy to build and rebuild
do they make that much difference on the car compared to other shocks i would disagree many other shocks work just as good

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same setup on both down to the electronics, used same motor on both cars, only difference being one with tamiya shocks one with the mi2 shocks

i ran both same times with both cars,
other driver runs both same times aswell
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Tamiya Shocks all the way.

As for Yokomo Aust... stick with the Yokomo shocks. They are pretty good as well. Just unscrew the shock ends to get what you need. Or switch from short to long ends. You could even upgrade the shafts if you want them alittle smoother.
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Ive been running CGM for 'bout 3 weeks now......stock. I think the shocks that came with the kit are good enough to keep me satisfied. The car's handling is a dream (in my opinion) as it "listens" to your every command...very linear. Just my $0.02.
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Where do you get the tamiya shocks won't fit the losi?? They fit no problem in the back and with the PRP tower in the front they fit also......Todd Hodge has been running them on his XXXS for a bit now.

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yeah man stop trying to upgrade your car!

tamiya shocks are mad dude, if the baby hasn't broken the budget yet, , get a set.....honestly though can dudes like us really get a advantage out of them??
Yes, if not in performance, at least in ease of maintanence.
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On ae's web site they have a part # for a new hard anodized threaded shock set. Sounds like a winner in this discussion
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Where do you get the tamiya shocks won't fit the losi?? They fit no problem in the back and with the PRP tower in the front they fit also......Todd Hodge has been running them on his XXXS for a bit now.

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You can fit them on the front with stock towers too if you drill higher holes but you will be limited to two adjustment holes only.
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I think Tamiya had some limited edition preload collars that were machined aluminum and had o rings in them. I know that Xray preload collars work on tamiya shocks as well, just not as flashy as blue or red.... Overall, Tamiya has some of the best shocks out there and they are my personal favorite. I give credit to yokomo shocks (the newer ones with bladdars), and HPI aluminum threaded shocks. They are all similar in design and are all super easy to build.

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Does the Tamiya shocks work on the XXX-s; and if so where can i get them.
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Does the Tamiya shocks work on the XXX-s; and if so where can i get them.
Yes they do fit. Get the flourine coated TRF shock kit and also the upper shock mounting balls. Try Billy at www.speedworldraceway.com or Steve at www.speedtechrc.com . You will also need to find a PRP front tower which is discontinued (new one to come soon) or drill your stock tower.

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