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Old 06-20-2012, 09:30 AM   #1
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Well, I saw one of the guys post a link to these about a week ago and it was love at first sight, had to have them. So, I bought em.
They come in a bag (two shocks per bag) and need ALOT of assembly. I chose the 93mm Piggyback XD over the standard non-piggyback version.

Got directions? When I saw this I thought, "Holy sh!t man. I wanted shocks, not another kit." But the directions aren't that extensive, just very precise. They cover all angles here. So if you make a mistake during assembly It's because you cant read.

First up, you assemble the pistons and the shock end caps. The end caps are a combo of silicone washers and plastic spacers to allow the shaft to glide through the end cap. You get 3 different discs to choose from to adjust the flow rate of the piston. I chose the three hole discs.

Next up, you assemble the shock body itself. These go together very well. So far quality and craftsmanship is spot on with these.

The reservoirs are very nice. They are thick and high quality, just like the rest of the shock. The screw at the bottom of the res allows you to adjust the pressure inside the shock. The further in you screw it, the more pressure they have.

Finally, I slid on the bump stops, threaded on the ends and installed the springs. I then washed off any oil that I got on them during assembly and applied the decals.

These shocks are VERY smooth. They have plenty of travel, and so much adjustability that they should work on any application. My opinion...these shocks are a solid 8 out of 10 if not a little better. They send enough oil to build 3 sets of these things, so if you spill some you've got a ton to fall back on. I used half of a bottle to do all four shocks and I've still got a whole unopened bottle from the other bag. They send a few extras just in case you lose something during assembly, and everything is clearly labeled/marked for cross referencing the directions. I just bought and tried the Gmade Transitions, the Gmade TS02's and now these. I'll say this much for Junfac and Gmade, they can build a nice shock. The TS02 is the most realistic shock out there IMO, and the Transitions are as smooth as butta. These are the crowning achievement in the collection. I'd recommend them to anyone.

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Old 06-20-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
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Thanks for the review! Now im sold. Definatly going to buy some for my project.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:09 AM   #3
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Can you snap a pic of one next to a stock SCX-10 shock?

Thanks.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:31 AM   #4
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I can relate to the love at first sight comment these are great looking shocks, and they are defiantly going on my wraith based rig. Thanks for the write up. I am curious if you have put them on your rig, and if so how do you like them? Also if you don't mind how much does said rig weigh? I only ask because my current scaler is a pig and I am having trouble finding shock/spring combo that work well and I suspect these will be just the ticket.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:45 AM   #5
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Thanks for the review! Now im sold. Definatly going to buy some for my project.
I love these things. The piggy back/res can make for a headache in tight fitting areas.

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Can you snap a pic of one next to a stock SCX-10 shock?
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Sorry man, but I dont have any scx10 shocks. Savage00 did a little writeup and he has a pic of the two side by side.


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I can relate to the love at first sight comment these are great looking shocks, and they are defiantly going on my wraith based rig. Thanks for the write up. I am curious if you have put them on your rig, and if so how do you like them? Also if you don't mind how much does said rig weigh? I only ask because my current scaler is a pig and I am having trouble finding shock/spring combo that work well and I suspect these will be just the ticket.
I have not got them on my rig yet. The truck is still in project stage. But I'll say this for them. Having the adjustable pressure would make them ideal for heavy trucks IMO. Just boost the inside pressure by tightening the screw and it pushes the shock piston back out on its own without any help from the spring. There are two ways to adjust these shocks, the springs, and turning up the pressure. Here's a video of a assembly and demonstration of how they work. xd_piggyback_shock.mpg - YouTube
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:48 PM   #6
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Can you snap a pic of one next to a stock SCX-10 shock?

Thanks.
X2.....I am looking into getting these shocks, and wanna see how they compare to stock.
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Old 06-20-2012, 04:03 PM   #7
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X2.....I am looking into getting these shocks, and wanna see how they compare to stock.
Here is a pic from the thread mentioned above...

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Old 06-20-2012, 05:21 PM   #8
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Great write up!!! Just judging from the photo I would think that you could use normal comp truck springs to help with the heavier trucks.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:09 AM   #9
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The borrowed pic is extremely helpful for fitting these monsters on our rigs. Thanks for the write up and breakdown of the shocks. Definitely a future buy.
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Old 06-22-2012, 11:15 AM   #10
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Got em on. Just from bench testing I'd have to say that they are very smooth and solid. I love em. They are of course big up top with the res up there. But the cool factor overrides the top heavy-ness.
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What's the purpose of the red knob on the piggy back?
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Old 05-04-2014, 06:37 PM   #12
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What's the purpose of the red knob on the piggy back?
It's a bleeder screw.
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Old 06-30-2015, 02:28 PM   #13
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I want to buy these but I don't see replacement o rings for them anywhere. I see a rebuild kit that looks like 3 plastic parts trees but no silicon o rings. What happens when it's time for a rebuild thanks?
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