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Old 10-18-2010, 07:32 PM   #1
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I recently stripped the cap while rebuilding the shocks on my Team Magic E4. I took great care to line up the threads but, still managed to do it. I haven't been impressed with the build quality of these shocks in the first place. This got me thinking; Should I look into replacing these shocks for a different brand or should I just replace the shock cap? I have always loved the Tamiya TRF shocks and was thinking about going that route. However, maybe others would have some suggestions on replacement shocks. Thanks for your input.
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I recently stripped the cap while rebuilding the shocks on my Team Magic E4. I took great care to line up the threads but, still managed to do it. I haven't been impressed with the build quality of these shocks in the first place. This got me thinking; Should I look into replacing these shocks for a different brand or should I just replace the shock cap? I have always loved the Tamiya TRF shocks and was thinking about going that route. However, maybe others would have some suggestions on replacement shocks. Thanks for your input.
The Tamiya shocks have been the best shocks on the market (IMO) for awhile. The TOP Photon shocks are almost identical to the Tamiya shocks.
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You can't go past Tamiya TRF's. I've used Losi, Associated, HPI (Hot bodies), CRC, Corally, and Tamiya, and they win hands down.
I don't have any at the moment, but if I was replacing shocks it would be my only choice
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Tamiya shocks with XRAY springs.
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You can't go past Tamiya TRF's. I've used Losi, Associated, HPI (Hot bodies), CRC, Corally, and Tamiya, and they win hands down.
I don't have any at the moment, but if I was replacing shocks it would be my only choice
the fit and finish may be nice, but i find tamiya shocks very difficult to set the pressure equally, and with the urethane bush, the inner pressure can be very high, causing my car loss of traction. thats why i am selling the shocks off.
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Tamiya......hands down!!!
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the fit and finish may be nice, but i find tamiya shocks very difficult to set the pressure equally, and with the urethane bush, the inner pressure can be very high, causing my car loss of traction. thats why i am selling the shocks off.
don't use the bushing.
use little to no rebound.
and if you can't get the pressure equal... the parts are all the same, the only variable is the person building the shocks.
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Wow.. I need some TRF's!! I also need a job..
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Just about everyone says Tamiya....my choice would be Schumacher shocks.
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I recently stripped the cap while rebuilding the shocks on my Team Magic E4. I took great care to line up the threads but, still managed to do it. I haven't been impressed with the build quality of these shocks in the first place. This got me thinking; Should I look into replacing these shocks for a different brand or should I just replace the shock cap? I have always loved the Tamiya TRF shocks and was thinking about going that route. However, maybe others would have some suggestions on replacement shocks. Thanks for your input.
I had the same issue with the E4 shocks, they are just nasty to rebuild right. I solved the problem by using the Tamiya TRF shocks and you can still use the TM springs. You will need to change out the mounting, I used the Tamiya balls to mount the shocks.

Boy, did that ever improve the cars handling.

If someone says they have problems with Tamiya shocks it usually is operator error.
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Just about everyone says Tamiya....my choice would be Schumacher shocks.
I ran Schumacher shocks on my TM E4 for over a year
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hi do you have the tamiya shock part number and if possible wear to buy?
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I recently stripped the cap while rebuilding the shocks on my Team Magic E4. I took great care to line up the threads but, still managed to do it. I haven't been impressed with the build quality of these shocks in the first place. This got me thinking; Should I look into replacing these shocks for a different brand or should I just replace the shock cap? I have always loved the Tamiya TRF shocks and was thinking about going that route. However, maybe others would have some suggestions on replacement shocks. Thanks for your input.
1st thing I ignore on my E4RS are the shocks from them, I don't even bother to try them. I go straight to the TAMIYA BLUE SHOCKS and is on my E4RS since day 1 and now almost 2 years. Best shocks in the market for around $60 USD.

Oh...you also need to buy their WHITE damper plate, the black one that came with the shocks are junk.
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