Is using 4 stock shocks instead of 8 a bad idea?

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Is using 4 stock shocks instead of 8 a bad idea?

Post by Fixit » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:35 am

I was wondering whether i could use four shock to soften up the suspension and handle a bit better i want to know is this a good idea or will it just bottom out all the time?
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Post by PLUH » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:44 am

Sure you can run it like that but feel that it isn't a good idea as the truck will slam into the ground much harder with only 4 shocks.

Rather take out all the shock pre-tensioners to lower the ride or lower the truck by inserting some fueltube inside the shocks.

Or if you have some $$$$ to burn get some Flux big bore shocks off of fleabay. Well worth the money IMHO
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Post by dodgedude » Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:26 am

Just dont buy from japan. They are cheap knockoffs and I got ripped off.  You get what you pay for.
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Post by tokie » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:05 am

japan?

or are you talking about hongkong or china?

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Post by Mr.Snuggles » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:24 am

japan stuff is usually high quality and expensive.
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Post by dodgedude » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:47 am

I bought a set of knockoffs from tokyo. They were fairly priced but the page even said "High Quality Replica" of the HPI Big Bores.

The springs were diffrent sizes, they were missing Preload spacers and one of the shafts were bent out of the box.  I messaged the seller about the issue and siad I didnt agree with his return policy since they came in this shape, I was simply told to pay for the shipping back and either wait for a new kit or recieve 60% refund.  Needless to say I left him a bad review xept for the fast shipping.  I mean the shocks arrived in a little more than a week from tokyo to Canada thats pretty darn good.

But Im not sold on 1 shock shaft per corner having enough beef to support large landings. Aluminum threaded 8shock setup is killer IMO
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Post by NITROMITE » Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:50 am

i you want four go big bore the stock ones will bend the shafts ive tried.
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Post by moose200 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:02 am

I did the fuel tubing in the front/back 2 shocks and then took the front/front shocks out. it rides really nice now and really digs into the ground on turns  :twisted: . I left the back shocks alone.
So I have 2 up front and 4 on the back...it looks cool! :)
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Post by J1A1H » Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:28 am

4 big bores beats 8 any day...
Also when it comes to maintenance... Less can go wrong... Less maintenance time with oil... Handles better. BB FTW!

I just bought and received some cheap knock of Aluminium BB from china... You can tell they arent as great as genuine... but i knew this.

I will use my plastic BB for bashing and these alu ones will be lowered with the fuel tube shock mod with very stiff springs for only road use! (the shafts dont look like they could handle the rough terrain) Still happy with my purchase though!

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Post by chrisexv6 » Mon Apr 19, 2010 7:30 am

Im running 4 buggy shocks (RacerX SuperShocks, meant for a <gasp> Tmaxx) on my Savage.  Its a very nice setup, Ive taken plenty of hits and air and it never bottoms out.

Meant more for racing (which I do none of) but its holding up very well for bashing.

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