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Old 06-20-2004, 02:23 AM   #1
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I am looking to buy some new shocks for my Yokomo CGM and was wondering if i should stick with the Yokomo shocks which aren't too bad a little short or go with another brand of shocks all together. Any advice would be a great help.
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Old 06-20-2004, 03:21 AM   #2
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alot of ppl use tamyia shocks on their cars cos their easy to build and work with if u dont like the ones that come with the kit these are probably best option
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The tamiya fluorine coated shocks are very nice.
I use them on my Serpent 705.

The X-ray shocks are easy to adjust because of the fact that they have an adjustable pimionhole option.
But they are harder to built, and not as smooth as the tamiya shocks.
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dont know if they are "the best", but HPI Super Shocks are easy to build / maintain and are very smooth. Also seems to last for a long time, with leakage problems.
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Tamiya makes the best shocks, and Losi's are a very close second in my book.... Associated/Yok shocks are nice too....
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there isnt a best shock...its a personal preference
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there isnt a best shock...its a personal preference
If there isn't a best shock then why are most of the factory losi guys now running Tamiya shocks on their cars?
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If there isn't a best shock then why are most of the factory losi guys now running Tamiya shocks on their cars?
Because like he said..."its personal preference".

I've owned a lot of cars in my days, and one thing always seems to hold true, no body is happy with what comes on the car!

If every car on the market came with Tamiya shocks, I could GUARANTEE you that people would be looking for another brand that is 'better'.

Its just the way of things in this hobby.
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Yokomo Aust: The yokomo shocks are very good. They're easy to build and maintain, I would say stick with them. As for them being a little short, just check out the set up sheets and things availible for that car. Alot of the set up changes on the Yok involve shortening and lengthening the shock ends(by twisting them on and off a mm or two), or switching to longer shock ends all together. So if your all short, like your not gettng the droop you want, look in the box for the longer shock ends and work from there.

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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??
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yeah man stop trying to upgrade your car!
NO, I'm not telling him not to upgrade the car! If thats what he's looking to do, then he should go for it. But I just didn't want him to get the idea that he has to because the Yokomo shocks seem short.

I'm sure the Tamiya shocks are excellent. But to be honest, as a racer, I haven't noticed much difference between...

Corally-plastic
Schumacher-plastic
Schumacher-aluminum
Yokomo-plastic
Yokomo-aluminum
Academy-aluminum
Kyosho-aluminum
HPI-aluminum
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Trinity-aluminum
Tamiya plastic
OFNA-aluminum
OFNA-Plastic
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For me, the difference in shocks usually comes in when you build them. How easy do they build, do they leak, how smooth they are...

Once they're on the car, I haven't noticed much of a difference. But thats just coming from a humble weekend racer. Maybe others can 'feel' the difference.
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I've always been a proponent of Losi's products, as they always are a comprehensive product. Their shocks are very good, better when built properly. Making sure everything slides smoothly is critical to have a "good" shock, no matter if it's for offroad, onroad, whatever. A properly built HPI plastic basic "el cheapo" will do fine, assuming the driver can exploit them.
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I would have to say that tamiya shocks are first in my book for smoothness, then associated, then xray.
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Here is my honest opinion:

1. Tamiya- smooth, easy to build, don't leak very much, will fit any car except the XXX-S. Forgot one thing, very easy to rebuild the seals since they have their own screw on cap.

2. Associated- Rarely ever leak, smooth, not as easy to build.

3. Yokomo-Easier to bleed if they are the ones with the little screw in the top of th cap. Fairly smooth, Seem to be shorter than Associated shocks, might work on the front of a XXX-S.

?. Losi- Odd size (diameter) doesn't seem to work with other companies springs, seem to leak more than other companies, fairly easy to build, are some of the shortest ones around (front of XXX-S)

Just my $.02

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