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WHat are the softest shock springs I can get?

Old 07-13-2020, 02:55 PM
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What are the softest shock springs I can get for an old radio shack Golden Arrow buggy? I think the springs would be the same size an associated B74 shock springs. Would these work even if I had to trim them down a bit?:

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Old 07-15-2020, 11:21 AM
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Search Traxxas 1229 and 1230. They are for Traxxas The Cat, bolt right in and work well. I run them on my Golden Arrow and are a huge imorovement over the stock friction shocks.
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I forgot to mention they are oil damped and adjustable.
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If I had a Golden Arrow, I'd save it as a shelf queen, as it will never be a great runner. Sell it some day.
It's interesting that it had an ESC, back when it was not standard!
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I can find the 1229 but 1230 isnt in stock anywhere...
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I ran into that too with the rear being discontinued. When I get home tonight I will look through my stash and see if I have any rear shocks as I know I had some extras and pieces left over. There are ways to mount other shocks as well but you have to do a little fab work and get creative.
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Any other shocks that would work? Tamiya or Kyosho or something? I am not very good at "fabbing"

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Both of those are close but without knowing the size of the mounting eyelet its hard to say if they will work or not. I would at least get the 1229's for the front and go from there. Making your own mounts or modifying some other shock for the rear may be another option. Also as mentioned above, what shape is your GA in? I have two cherry shelf queens I dont run and the one I run is the one ive had since the 80s', it shows its age but is loads of fun to drive. I would not carve up a clean GA as they can be worth some cash to the right person. If you dont want to wait for a set of rears to come up for sale you may have to get creative with a set that is close so you can install them without modifying the chassis.

I cant remember whos buggy the pics are of but maybe you can get some ideas from them.

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