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Old 04-04-2017, 07:39 PM   #1
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Default Integy piggyback shock set - any good?

Hey all,

I am putting together lists of parts to begin my TH crawler build, and am currently sorting out my suspension plans. I've looked at all the upright options, and while they are obviously a better choice as far as performance goes, I really like the look of the cantilever setup and so plan to stick with it.

My intention is to keep two full sets of shock in my kit to swap them out. One soft for crawling, and one more firm for Ultra4 style racing.

Looking around, it doesn't seem like there are many options for direct replacement upgrades. I found the integy full replacement kit (below) and have not been able to find anyone talking about them in a good or bad way.

Anyone have any experience with these? Depending on how soft they are, they will run either racing or crawling duty. If they are too stiff, I plan to get the Vaterra aluminum threaded bodies with soft springs and light oil in fron, and medium springs and medium oil in the back.

https://www.amazon.com/Integy-C26736...a+Twin+Hammers

I am also considering doing the mod that moved the cantilever mount points back so you can run 75mm shock up front, which will open up my options a lot I think.


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Old 04-05-2017, 12:03 AM   #2
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Well after reading some reviews on Integy products overall, I think I will steer clear of their shocks. Not much positive out there about these guys, shame cause they are very nice looking.
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Old 04-14-2017, 06:58 AM   #3
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I've bought and used the boom racing piggyback shock set , there really good and look very scale and aluminium construction not bad price either !


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Old 04-18-2017, 08:24 AM   #4
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What is wrong with the stock shocks?

I once won a set of those resivour Boom racing shocks. The inside of the bodies were not exactly smooth, and there was a lot of friction between the piston and shock body.
Couldn't get rid of them quick enough.

The only real upgrade a TH needs is the Sr Erie bellcrank conversion. His top plate does move the shock mount back. You can keep the stock shocks and adjust the pushrod length to compensate. You won't gain any travel with the longer shocks, there are too many other limitations in the front suspension.
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:00 AM   #5
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Like I said I've never had any trouble at all from them, I liked the look and they were reasonably priced .
They also come with loads of spares !
This is a spare pair I have which I haven't used yet but they look pretty smooth inside to me !


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Old 04-19-2017, 08:04 AM   #6
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Old 04-22-2017, 01:36 PM   #7
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Maybe quality control has improved? My set was a year ago.
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Old 04-25-2017, 08:42 PM   #8
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What is wrong with the stock shocks?

I once won a set of those resivour Boom racing shocks. The inside of the bodies were not exactly smooth, and there was a lot of friction between the piston and shock body.
Couldn't get rid of them quick enough.

The only real upgrade a TH needs is the Sr Erie bellcrank conversion. His top plate does move the shock mount back. You can keep the stock shocks and adjust the pushrod length to compensate. You won't gain any travel with the longer shocks, there are too many other limitations in the front suspension.
I don't think anything is wrong with the stock shocks, other than they don't quite match what I want to do with the truck. And always vlike to upgrade things, and I figure there are aftermarket shocks that are better quality.

I do plan on doing the bell crank upgrade as soon as I am done moving across the world.

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