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Huntweiss
10-05-2010, 10:04 PM
I have stock traxxas shocks and want to know what the best and strongest shocks are? I have heard d8's and big bores are good Whats the best? Also do d8's work on te slqsh since they are 1/8 scale shocks?

Garry969
10-05-2010, 10:33 PM
I have stock traxxas shocks and want to know what the best and strongest shocks are? I have heard d8's and big bores are good Whats the best? Also do d8's work on te slqsh since they are 1/8 scale shocks?

Yes D8's work amigo.

http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/garry969/Reviews/RC6102.jpg

Stocker on the Left, D8 on the Right.
http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/garry969/Reviews/RC6101.jpg

DroopysGarage
10-05-2010, 10:36 PM
ive heard the d8 shock swap but a little more resarch would have to be done to find out more about it. the traxxas big bores are nice but some shocks i hear that work well are the proline shocks. 1/8 scale is nice but they break and bend too. i think it boils down to budget and what your doing with the truck...there is a such thing as over dampening...i would try a nice threaded body big bore shock unless you get a smoking deal on some 1/8 stuff and adapt them.

DroopysGarage
10-05-2010, 10:37 PM
well gary beat me to it...looks like they bolt on

rcdad123
10-06-2010, 12:41 AM
i use stock shocks with red tmaxx springs. never had a problem blowing shock caps off. mine is not a platinum edition though, so they are the plastic ones. i never tried anything else because i did not see the need. but my jammin scrt10 is a different story.

navyeoseabee
10-06-2010, 01:02 AM
:thumbsup:

as kinda said before...

if never blown a plastic cap off ...then up grade to alum caps... they are like $7.99 per-2 .

if have blown a cap then up grade the f&R. and i would suggest the traxxas #5862 which discount hobby warehouse sells for $55.00 they are great alum(basher) shocks if you want more adjustable shocks then look at Pro-Line PowerStroke Shocks
they are about $46.00 each set front and rear shocks. they have dual rate suspension springs and are threaded shock bodies aimed for the more "racer" minded.


the only reason i would not do a d8 conversion is the 4x4 slash is not the weight of the 1/8th scale buggy so it would only lead to test and tune to the suspension setup that works for your track.

Garry969
10-06-2010, 05:59 AM
ive heard the d8 shock swap but a little more resarch would have to be done to find out more about it. the traxxas big bores are nice but some shocks i hear that work well are the proline shocks. 1/8 scale is nice but they break and bend too. i think it boils down to budget and what your doing with the truck...there is a such thing as over dampening...i would try a nice threaded body big bore shock unless you get a smoking deal on some 1/8 stuff and adapt them.


Stay away from the Pro-Line PowerStrokes. They are a waste of money. I have 2 sets just sitting in my tool box.
Cheap design and the coating on the shafts wear out to quick.

1/8th scale are the way to go with this truck. It will handle better and soak up some big hits with ease.

You can get a complete set of D8's for the price of 2 Proline shocks. And they will come with the standoffs you need.

If not the standoffs usually run around 5 bucks.

I was running both of my slashes with D8's never had one issue with them. I am actually looking to put them on my Jammin now. Not too impressed with the stock Jammin shock.

Acill
10-06-2010, 06:57 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-HOT-BODIES-D8T-Shocks-Set-Big-Bore-Front-Rear-HDT32-/130434806095?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e5e85314f

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hot-Bodies-D8-Buggy-Front-Rear-Shocks-/130440332651?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e5ed9856b


Two lisings up at ebay now for em.

Garry969
10-06-2010, 07:11 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-HOT-BODIES-D8T-Shocks-Set-Big-Bore-Front-Rear-HDT32-/130434806095?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e5e85314f

http://cgi.ebay.com/Hot-Bodies-D8-Buggy-Front-Rear-Shocks-/130440332651?pt=Radio_Control_Parts_Accessories&hash=item1e5ed9856b


Two lisings up at ebay now for em.

Stay away from D8T shocks. You need the buggy fronts. Sometimes you can buy all 4 of them for 45.99 shipped to your door.

At least that is what I spent for both of my sets.

Huntweiss
10-06-2010, 08:08 AM
Stay away from D8T shocks. You need the buggy fronts. Sometimes you can buy all 4 of them for 45.99 shipped to your door.

At least that is what I spent for both of my sets.

So i shouldnt get d8's?

Huntweiss
10-06-2010, 08:12 AM
Yes D8's work amigo.

http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/garry969/Reviews/RC6102.jpg

Stocker on the Left, D8 on the Right.
http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/garry969/Reviews/RC6101.jpg

What parts do you have to get to mount them?

Garry969
10-06-2010, 09:45 AM
What parts do you have to get to mount them?

They usually come with the standoffs that are needed if your kit does not then this is what you need.

http://www.gshobby.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=785_1083_1084&products_id=16728&zenid=6ffc3016ba7c6a101c067f8b11927d7c

Huntweiss
10-06-2010, 09:26 PM
They usually come with the standoffs that are needed if your kit does not then this is what you need.

http://www.gshobby.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=785_1083_1084&products_id=16728&zenid=6ffc3016ba7c6a101c067f8b11927d7c

Gary, do you have any links for the 4 shocks cheap? Also, what weight oil for basher and track racing?

Garry969
10-06-2010, 09:30 PM
Gary, do you have any links for the 4 shocks cheap? Also, what weight oil for basher and track racing?


Here is the ebay seller that I got mine from.

http://myworld.ebay.com/brianr34

I was running 35wt oil all around.

Black Losi Springs up front and the Gray HB Springs in the back.

Worked great for racing never really bashed my Slash.

Huntweiss
10-06-2010, 09:36 PM
Here is the ebay seller that I got mine from.

http://myworld.ebay.com/brianr34

I was running 35wt oil all around.

Black Losi Springs up front and the Gray HB Springs in the back.

Worked great for racing never really bashed my Slash.

Are the losi springs 1/8 scale?

Garry969
10-06-2010, 09:41 PM
Are the losi springs 1/8 scale?

Yes they are. Since the D8 shocks are 1/8th scale.

These are the springs you need.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_info.php/cPath/1_25_1451_352/products_id/7815/n/Team-Losi-15mm-Shock-Springs-23-X-50-Rate-Black-2?utm_source=Google-Base&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Product-Feeds&source=google_ext

Huntweiss
10-06-2010, 09:45 PM
Yes they are. Since the D8 shocks are 1/8th scale.

These are the springs you need.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_info.php/cPath/1_25_1451_352/products_id/7815/n/Team-Losi-15mm-Shock-Springs-23-X-50-Rate-Black-2?utm_source=Google-Base&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Product-Feeds&source=google_ext

Thanks for all the awesome info. Sorry i ask so many questions. One more question though, what springs are for the rear?

Garry969
10-06-2010, 10:04 PM
Look up at post #14 all the info you need.
:woot:

mallatedebasura
01-10-2011, 11:34 PM
so which position should i put the d8 shock at on the stock shock tower with rpm a-arms front and rear. i have been running these shocks for awhile but i cant figure out how to counter act the amount of lift in the front mostly. it seems like i have a truck with a 10 inch lift riding on 33 inch tires. any ideas to help cornering besides being a good driver? thanks.