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Old 07-21-2014, 11:09 PM
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I wanted to start a thread specific to Imbue's products to allow us and racers a place to talk about the products and setups/etc. We've got a lot of products on our list to get made. Some of them innovative, some of them as simple as bling. But all of them will be unique Imbue products, with our spin on them. Our heart is in 1/8th Nitro, and most of our products will revolve around 1/8th.


One of the first products we released a little over two months ago was our Brass Pistons for 1/8th vehicles. Due to supplier issues, we've put that on the back burner, until now and we're effectively re-releasing them. Both 15 and 16mm sizes are available.

The increased weight of brass over plastic will increase the force it takes to move the shock shaft. Resulting in a deadening effect over rough surfaces, smoothing out the suspension action, and adding a simulated pack feeling to the shocks on landing over jumps. Basically, this sums up to a much plusher feeling car over a wider range of surfaces. The pistons are sealed with an o-ring along the outer edge, preventing the brass piston from contacting the shock body as well as eliminating blow-by.

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Also, we are giving away a set of pistons on our FB page. It's really easy to enter to win:

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.p...95471623866899
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Best wishes Todd. Always excited to see new products released.
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Great quality!
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Very cool. Hoping I win.
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One of the things that was critical to us, was to provide a piston that works within a "standard" range of shock oils. 25-40W will be about right for every surface, smooth or rough. The 16mm pistons feature a very plush and progressive hole configuration, while the 15mm pistons were aimed at fixing some of the lack-of-pack shortcomings of a 15mm shock.

AE 35/30W is a good all-around starting point for the 16mm pistons. 32.5/30W for the 15mm.
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Originally Posted by frewster View Post
Very cool. Hoping I win.
Only about half the shares are visible/public, so you're chances are better than it looks!
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Originally Posted by Imbue View Post
Only about half the shares are visible/public, so you're chances are better than it looks!
Shh! Don't say anything!
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These are really nice looking cant wait to give them a try.
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I won the pistons, can't wait to try them out.
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Just picked up a set of the 16mm pistons for my Kyosho. Can anyone provide some feedback? Thanks!
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pickle, have you gotten them yet?
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Yep, they are sitting on my bench. I'm just waiting on a free weekend so I can get to the track and do some testing with them.

The pistons look really nice, quality machine work for sure. They are heavier than I had expected. I can really see these helping with traction on a dusty surface. Hopefully in the next week or 2 I'll be able to really get some testing in and post up a review.
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For me, they worked just as described. They added pack, or at least the perceived feeling of more pack, while still allow the suspension to work over jumps. I have been running the originals in my nitro buggy, and the latest ones in my e-buggy. I noticed them more in my nitro buggy, simply due to the fact that my e-buggy is soo good to drive at the moment. The oil in the n-buggy shocks still dumps out nice and clear.
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