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Old 04-18-2007, 11:47 PM   #1
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Are the shocks on 1/8th onroad cars the same size as the shocks on a 1/10th touring car?

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Old 04-19-2007, 12:57 AM   #2
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Hello all,

Are the shocks on 1/8th onroad cars the same size as the shocks on a 1/10th touring car?

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I don't think so, the shock bodies on some might be the same in lenght although the shaft is a bit thicker. Might wanna wait for more input on this though.
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I got the PRP XR8 and currently I have the factory set plus a spare F/R set from the Serpent 950R. I saw your question and sat down to compare it with my Mini RS4 (the same as HPI RS4) and the shocks are totally different.

It may seem first hand the 1/8 are the same or smaller, but its not. The rear, be it XR8 or Serpent, have longer shafts compared to the HPI RS4 shocks.

The front are also a little longer than the regular HPi design.

The shock housing and the springs width I think are almost the same, but still too long so it will be a tight fit for my 1/10.

I hope this helps.
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you need to compare apples to apples. meaning the same manufacturer shocks. typically manufacturers try to "recycle" as much of the parts as they can, this includes shocks. my HPI proceed shocks are the same shocks as the threaded shocks i upgraded on my super nitro; minus the shock cap, springs, and rod ends of course. Serpent used the same adjustable shocks for their vector, impact, and impulse cars for a while.

I think only the most recent 1/8th scale cars from Mugen and Serpent may use revised, high volume shocks and longer shock shafts. I dont own any Mugen or Serpent cars so i do not know first hand. Kyosho looks like they equip their evolva with the same shocks as their V One R cars.
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Mugen's 1/8, 1/10 are all interchangeable except the MRX4r the rear is longer for more oil.
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