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Old 08-03-2011, 10:05 PM   #1
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Hello,

I've got a Tamiya M-04, and I've been shopping around for new shocks on RcMart, and they have a couple of on-road alu shock sets from Yeah Racing and 3Racing that are pretty affordable compared to the tamiya ones.

My question is: what length of shocks should I get? I'm seeing ones that are like 50mm, 55mm, 60mm that sort of thing.

Any help would be appreciated!

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Hello,

I've got a Tamiya M-04, and I've been shopping around for new shocks on RcMart, and they have a couple of on-road alu shock sets from Yeah Racing and 3Racing that are pretty affordable compared to the tamiya ones.

My question is: what length of shocks should I get? I'm seeing ones that are like 50mm, 55mm, 60mm that sort of thing.

Any help would be appreciated!

have a nice day!
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I was thinking picking up some aftermarket ones though. Do you know how long those Tamiya shocks are in mm?
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Should be 50mm. It's measured from the centre of the top mounting hole to the centre of the ballcup/lower mounting hole at full extension. 3 racing or trf are the go, I'm not 100% happy with my yeah racing ones on my m05.
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Should be 50mm. It's measured from the centre of the top mounting hole to the centre of the ballcup/lower mounting hole at full extension. 3 racing or trf are the go, I'm not 100% happy with my yeah racing ones on my m05.
cool. thanks for the heads up! probably going to pick up the 3racing ones.
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50mm sees rather short. I run mine at 56 - 57mm in length. Standard configuration is 61mm which will just give more droop. With the shorter shock, you need to use the shorter TRF, 3Racing spring sets or the old Tamiya 53333 springs.
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cool. thanks for the heads up! probably going to pick up the 3racing ones.
I thought the same, but then by default the droop on the M05 is dictated by the length of the insert under the shock's piston and I don't run much of that (droop).

The Sakura Zero shocks do LOOK SWEEEEEEEEEEET and yes, they're the same length (shock body) as the included shocks with the M05 Pro. I was thinking about getting one. HOWEVER, they need 5.8mm ball ends and Tamiya gives you 5mm ones, BUT, my caliper revealed they're 4.75mm!!! By right, those pink 3racing ball studs come at 4.8mm should fit. Unless they're not 4.8mm as advertised.
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