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Old 12-04-2020, 05:40 PM   #1
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Are there any recommendations for shocks on a stock chassis and suspension Clod? Iím not looking for anything wild or crazy, just good oil filled shocks that will do the job and had considered using the BigBores for the Maxx trucks with maybe softer springs if those would work better since itís lighter.
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Old 12-05-2020, 08:06 AM   #2
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I don't have any experience with big bore shocks but most people really like them
I used 100mm Chinese shocks 1 per corner they do you the job the springs are soft but still support the rig and have had the same oil in them for 4 years now 30w motor oil lol no leaks
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Old 12-05-2020, 08:39 AM   #3
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I used an old set of Axial AX10 shocks, 1 on each corner. Perfect length and worked very well.
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Are there oiled shocks with very soft springs so that 2 shocks can be used in each corner?
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Are there oiled shocks with very soft springs so that 2 shocks can be used in each corner?
You might need to test a bunch of shocks and spring combos and let us know

I would start with cheap Chinese shocks also look for springs in the hardware store and toy trucks sometimes have good springs
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I’d be willing to try Rustler/Stampede, Bandit or 2wd Slash springs if I go with their Big Bore shocks, it would just make things easier, you could do the same if you go with some of the associated shocks as well. I was thinking the Traxxas shocks since I’m most familiar with those, same for my Lunch Box.
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Old 12-08-2020, 01:58 PM   #7
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I think most RC's are designed for one shock per corner so having two per corner in the Clod Buster are all likely to be too stiff with most 1/10 shocks. I think I may have to look at some smaller shocks (designed for lighter RC's), preferably those with a number of springs options with different spring rates to play around with.

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Old 12-08-2020, 02:44 PM   #8
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I asked this on R/C Tech too, the only response I got there was the front shocks for a Rustler/Stampede/Slash with the Slash 2 Stage front springs. I’ll probably look at the Big Bore versions for the looks though.
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Old 12-09-2020, 02:00 PM   #9
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How about Internaly sprung shocks and just leave the spring out of one set they would look the same but only would have a spring
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That's a cool idea. Those shocks might even look nice and neat on a Clod too.

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