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Old 12-23-2010, 01:44 AM   #1
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Just wondering what are the best shocks to use for indoor carpet for 1/10th touring. How and why they are good and any first hand experiences.
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Hi,

Just wondering what are the best shocks to use for indoor carpet for 1/10th touring. How and why they are good and any first hand experiences.

I would say they are all good.

Personally.

Tamiya (Because they dont leak, and are aluminum (TRF))
Associated (Because they are aluminum)
Xray (because they came on my car - Adjustable dampening with variable holes).

I really dont like the Plastic Xray shocks because the bottom cap is a pain in the but unless you buy the Hudy Shock Tool.
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Old 12-23-2010, 02:02 AM   #3
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HB and Tamiya are the best, good materials, easy to assemble, easy oil loading, stability performance,options available, alternatively 3Racing smooth operation at low prices.
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X-RAY plastic shocks don't really need the Hudy shock tool,i've made two set's without the tool and work perfectly.
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+1 on the the trf dampers.

keep the shafts clean from dirt and carpet fibres after every race meeting or 2 and they will serve you well for a long time
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Have to agree. Tamiya's TRF shocks are 100% rebuildable and bleed vary little, or not at all.
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+1 for the Tamiya TRF shocks

and the T.O.P. V2 shocks are very close if not equal to the TRF shocks.
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+1 for Tamiya TRF shocks as well.. can't agree more.. one of the best..
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totally agree that tamiya TRF shocks is one of the best i ever used..
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trf dampers, nothing more to say!
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Yes! +1 TRF Shocks on my Xray T3, works better then the original Xray plastic shock... Sad but true, no doubt Im a Xray fanatic user...
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tamiya/top are great.
Xray also but hard to get it right.

the hotbodies were also good. I didn't like the yokomo's.
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Old 12-23-2010, 10:54 AM   #13
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TRF dampers 100% no leaks easy to rebuild. Most of the guy at the track I race at use TRF shocks on diffrent mfg chassis.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:23 PM   #14
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In many ways it depends on the car you have. each shock absorber set is made by a manufacturer for the car - having regard for the wishbone length, wishbone holes, shock towerss - basically the geometry. a longer shock will 'pack' differntly to a shorter shock, so a change of one shock on a car to another brand is likely to result in a different set up.

I see a lot of people change XRAY shocks for TAMIYA TRF's coz they are a better shock than the XRAY. Unfortunately they are a bit shorter, and you won't be able to try 'team' driver set ups without altering and compensating for a shock change.

Before getting into a change of shock, why not try this:
1. buy some much more o-rings;
2. buy a shock pump, or make one with a fishing air pellet air remover
3. get the ball joints to move very smooth and freely.

As to XRAY shocks, I am told the ATOMIC RC alloy bodies are an excellent upgrade.
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TRF hands down. Everything else out now are all other teams slightly copied versions. You want bullet proof shocks.....you reach for a set of Tamiya's
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