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Old 02-02-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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Default G-Made Piggyback shocks vs. RC4WD King shocks

I don't mean to 'beat a dead horse' here since there's daily shock questions on here, but what's everyone's take on the G-Mades vs. the Kings? I'm looking to rebuild my Wraith, and I'd like something a little more crawler/scaler friendly than the Pro-Line Slash Powerstrokes that I'm running now. I think the Kings are the sexy choice, but the G-Mades seem to get more love on here.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:57 PM   #2
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Just curious, what don't you like about the Powerstrokes? And which ones are you running, Slash front or back?
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:03 PM   #3
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I run the gmade 103 mm aeration shocks on my wraith and love them! I can jump it and it lands smooth with no bounce. They dont leak a drop and I run my wraith hard.

I've never had power strokes or the king shocks so I cant comment on either.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:23 PM   #4
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Just curious, what don't you like about the Powerstrokes? And which ones are you running, Slash front or back?
I like my Powerstrokes(Slash fronts) when I run my Wraith like a 'raped ape', but slow flex'n crawl'n seemed better on the stockers. Could be my lack of tuning skills. Also, the rebuild requires something more scale. We're gonna take my Wraith and build a custom chassis(w/ some other goodies) to make it look like my 1:1.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:42 AM   #5
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Anybody else try these shocks?
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:37 AM   #6
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I recently installed the GMade 103mm Piggyback shocks and am more than happy. The product is great quality and even though you have to build them yourself that's easy and they assemble very tight and don't leak a drop of shock fluid. The build process was actually fun for me. As far as performance they're amazing and the stiffness adjust works great and is handy to have.

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Old 02-04-2013, 11:30 AM   #7
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Do the gmades come with oil or do you have to buy oil too?
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:19 PM   #8
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Do the gmades come with oil or do you have to buy oil too?
Each set of 2 comes with one bottle of oil. My guess is that it's enough oil to fill up each shock twice.

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Old 02-04-2013, 06:41 PM   #9
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Each set of 2 comes with one bottle of oil. My guess is that it's enough oil to fill up each shock twice.

Kyle
Sounds good, I think I'm gonna order 4 for the wraith. I like the looks of the rc4wd kings better but I've bought rc4wd dual springs for my scx10 before and they were too stiff... Not sure if I want to chance that again.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:44 PM   #10
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I've been reading alot of good things about the GMade shocks, and I'm really leaning towards ordering 'em. Plus, ya can't beat the price. Thanks for the info.
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:59 AM   #11
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I bought a set of piggyback shocks for my wraith,they work great so far. I like the ability to adjust how firm they are. Price was right, worse part was putting the snap rings on.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:22 AM   #12
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+1 here for the piggyback,awesome product,whery scale,they work very nice
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:25 AM   #13
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Do the G-Made piggyback shocks have the same size bore as the standard wraith shocks? If I changed shocks I would like to keep the dual stage valve from the wraith shocks.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:31 AM   #14
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Do the G-Made piggyback shocks have the same size bore as the standard wraith shocks? If I changed shocks I would like to keep the dual stage valve from the wraith shocks.
+1 for the GMade shocks.
Just put them on this weekend.
3 of 4 were airtight, but one of them--not so much.
After rebuilding and re-tightening the valve (and adding a little thread tape) all shocks are now running great, leak-free!

The best part of these shocks was the build because you learn how these these actually operate.
Price and quality are surprisingly impressive.

I'm not so sure it's best to use the Axial stock valves with the Gmades.
Everything that comes with the shock kit are made to go together.
The bore size is similar though and length is identical (103mm).



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Old 02-18-2013, 08:46 AM   #15
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The g made shocks are bigger bore than axial, I didn't measure but the pistons are about 1mm wider and take 19mm diameter springs. I think axials are 16mm

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Old 02-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #16
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Another person here looking to upgrade to the G-made shocks, thanks for all the feedback, looks like a pretty solid choice!
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Old 02-18-2013, 11:21 PM   #17
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I should probably mention the rear proline powerstroke dual spring tuning assortment for the slash fit the gmade 103mm shocks perfectly. Only caveat bring you need the collars which divide the upper and lower springs and those require powerstroke rebuild kits $10 for a pair.

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:50 PM   #18
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I haven't tested the g-made piggyback, however, I have compared the G-made diaphragm to the RC4WD King shocks.

They are two different worlds.
The G-made are stiffer, and have a lot more dampening. They are more along the bashing and not crawling route. Perfect for high speed bashing and sand-paws.
The RC4WD kings however, are soft, and allow for a lot of flex and droop setup. I prefer these to my use, wich is mostly low speed trailing. If you are going bashing or use sand-paws, these are not the shocks for you. These shocks allows you to take a different and more challenging route compared to G-made.



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Old 02-18-2013, 11:54 PM   #19
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Here is my GMADES that I just installed yesterday and love them so far. I got mine thru RPP hobbies. Great kit and easy to build. The second pic doesnt have the back ones on but I did install them right after.

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Old 02-20-2013, 12:51 PM   #20
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I Like my GMade on the front for with the battery weight, but im gona switch to Kings on the rear or all around if i can find a lighter battery with same run time, but doubtful
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