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Old 12-12-2011, 09:00 PM
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This thread is for the new Competition Suspension Inc. (CSI) shock pistons that will be released within the next few weeks and can be purchased at A-MAIN or ABSOLUTE HOBBYZ.

CSI is a manufacturer of racing shocks for the open wheel industry. The owner, Garrett Andrews and myself started on this project one year ago and are finally ready to release CSI's pistons. Before I go into detail about the pistons, let me give you some background on Garrett. Before starting his own shock company (CSI) 4 years ago, Garrett was the shock engineer at Vision Racing (Indy Car) and prior to that he worked for Rusty Wallace Racing as their shock engineer for the Nationwide team. I met Garrett 11 years ago at one of my sons races in Northern California in 2000 while he was the chief mechanic for an open wheel race team and designing racing components for MPD. Those familiar with open wheel racing will recognize MPD as being a leading manufacturer of racing components, also the company founded by John Bickford, who is none other than Jeff Gordons step father, the rest of that story is history.

One of Garretts passions growing up in California was RC car racing, like the rest of us racers, when time allowed or in the off season you could find him traveling up and down the coast trying to catch a race on the weekends. This leads me to where we are today and the events leading up to this point. I have always known (as well as most others) that RC shocks are going to be the one component of these cars we can make the most gains performance wise. Lets face it, they are very basic, not much headway has been made over the years. It's going to take a company and individuals that have the time and knowledge to focus on this one area, which is the key to better performing shocks. I approached Garrett one year ago because I knew he had all the credentials needed to start developing a shock that performs, he's not just a guy that decided to start making pistons, he's someone that has successfully built a well respected business building racing shocks for major racing teams across the US and abroad.

To learn more about CSI you can visit www.competitionsuspension.com

Stay Tuned...

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SWEET! About time that someone with extensive 1:1 suspension knowledge jumps into the RC game.

Hopefully the pistons are just a beginning for bigger and better things
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Wow... does this shock that you guys producing can be used on any 1/8 buggy? Looks good, very very good and professional too! I like!
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I assume you will be at CBjr and I assume you will have a few minutes to talk. Gotta hear about this. Best of luck on the new venture.
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VERY interesting Eric,

I look forward to hearing More.
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CSI's new "Varying Port Optimum Flow Tapered Pistons" will ship out later this week and as metioned above both A-MAIN and ABSOLUTE HOBBYZ will have stock. Pistons will be available for the following brands; JQ - Associated - Losi -HB - Serpent - Mugen.

These pistons are machined from Delrin and will be available in A,B, and C designs, or you can purchase the complete set of all 3. Each piston set is colored for easy identification.

CSI Piston A (BLACK): Designed for rough tracks, this piston will provide better control and a more stable platform as shaft speeds increase. Tracks that are breaking up or extremely rough are ideal for this piston.

CSI Piston B (BLUE): This piston will provide excellent overall grip and balance. This is our base line piston for most tracks.

CSI Piston C (RED): This piston offers the most flow and will provide the most traction. Perfect for slick or dusty track conditions.

We had two goals when starting this project a year ago. First, enhance and improve the existing shocks performance. Second, develop a user friendly system that helps racers understand and easily identify shock changes that should be made for track conditions presented with at any given track or event.

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Awesome cant wait to see these Im excited
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Originally Posted by CompetitionHeat View Post
CSI's new "Varying Port Optimum Flow Tapered Pistons" will ship out later this week and as metioned above both A-main and Absolute Hobbyz will have stock. Pistons will be available for the following brands; JQ - Associated - Losi -HB - Serpent - Mugen.

These pistons are machined from Delrin and will be available in A,B, and C designs, or you can purchase the complete set of all 3. Each piston set is colored for easy identification.

CSI Piston A (BLUE): Designed for rough tracks, this piston will provide better control and a more stable platform as shaft speeds increase. Tracks that are breaking up or extremely rough are ideal for this piston.

CSI Piston B (RED): This piston will provide excellent overall grip and balance. This is our base line piston for most tracks.

CSI Piston C (BLACK): This piston offers the most flow and will provide the most traction. Perfect for slick or dusty track conditions.

We had two goals when starting this project a year ago. First, enhance and improve the existing shocks performance. Second, develop a user friendly system that helps racers understand and easily identify shock changes that should be made for track conditions presented with at any given track or event.
ARE THERE ANY AGAMA PISTONS IN THE WORKS?
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Originally Posted by STUBYSLAP31 View Post
ARE THERE ANY AGAMA PISTONS IN THE WORKS?
+1 If you make a 17MM piston it will fit Agama and the Hyper series.
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Originally Posted by STUBYSLAP31 View Post
ARE THERE ANY AGAMA PISTONS IN THE WORKS?
Yes. Our next piston release will include AGAMA, DURANGO, XRAY and KYOSHO.
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Stay tuned for our Short Course CSI shock pistons also...
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Who will be selling them Eric ?
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