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B3 Shocks

Old 02-22-2009, 12:06 AM
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Default B3 Shocks

I've recently noticed the major flaw I believe to be holding my buggy back, and that is suspension. It's an RC10 B3 with the original shocks and springs. They get the job done decent, but I think a nice new aluminum set would do a much better job. Any suggestions on shocks and springs for my buggy?

Here is my current set up (Don't mind the prices I just copy pasted off my FB)

Associated B3 Roller- $30
Reedy Stockstar 27 Turn- $45
Dynamite Tazer 12 Turn ESC- $60
Airtronics MX-3S Radio System- $99
Futaba S3305 Metal Gear Servo- $38
B3 Bearing Kit- $20
RPM Front A-Arms- $8
New Thrust Bearings/Spring- $4
Fast Eddy Stainless Steel Screw Kit- $20
Lunsford "Fat Boy" Titanium Motor Screws- $8
Factory Team Titanium Turnbuckles- $20
RPM Turnbuckle Ends- $5
Body/Paint- $25
Venom 3000 MaH 6 Cell Battery- $27
Deans Plug conversion- $2
No Solder Golden Leads- $2
Bad Horsie Shock Covers- Free

Tires are Proline Step pin rear and sum generic ribbed ones on the front.

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Old 02-22-2009, 01:02 AM
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Default RE: B3 Shocks

First get a better battery. Venom=crap
Old 02-22-2009, 11:58 AM
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Well unfortunately money doesn't grow on tree's where I live. I have two older peak racing brand 2400's that are putting out a lot better voltage, however I needed another decent battery and that is what my lhs carries. So again, anyone have any suggestions for shocks?
Old 02-22-2009, 12:26 PM
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Default RE: B3 Shocks

Just look around of the B4's shocks.
Old 02-22-2009, 02:33 PM
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Default RE: B3 Shocks

Go and get a couple RADIO SHACK 3300's. great packs
heres a pic of my b3 project:


and my basher:
Old 02-22-2009, 05:43 PM
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Radio Shack's really? I have been told they are crap packs? Might have to try one out.
Old 02-22-2009, 05:51 PM
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Nice B3. I have a FT T3 that i plan on racing sometime soon. its a pretty solid car.
Old 02-22-2009, 06:32 PM
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What do you think?

[link=http://cgi.ebay.com/4Pcs-ALU-F-R-SHOCK-Damper-Suspension-Fits-RC10-B4_W0QQitemZ110350229961QQcmdZViewItemQQptZRadio_C ontrol_Vehicles]Shock #1[/link]


[link=http://cgi.ebay.com/4Pcs-ALU-F-R-SHOCK-Damper-Suspension-Fits-RC10-B4_W0QQitemZ110307374932QQcmdZViewItemQQptZRadio_C ontrol_Vehicles]Shock #2[/link]
Old 02-22-2009, 09:19 PM
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id go AE shocks myself
Old 02-22-2009, 09:37 PM
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Alum. caps on ae shocks then?
Old 02-23-2009, 10:49 AM
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Default RE: B3 Shocks

yeop, good idea!
Old 02-24-2009, 11:20 PM
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Decided on these shocks, the FT ones are 50 bucks a pair, so that was a no go. These ones cost me 44 shipped. My buddy has truck style ones identical to the ones I just ordered on his Rustler and they seem to work very well. Also got a graphite shock tower to replace the composite one that has had the top mounts ground off (previous owner must have had some excessive roll over's).
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:44 PM
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cool keep us informed with pics!
Old 02-27-2009, 02:01 PM
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Default RE: B3 Shocks

What about the stock shocks do you think was holding your car back? The standard AE shocks are really nice when correctly built and maintained.

Big drops in shock performance are caused by dirty shock oil, old o-ring seals (they absorb oil after awhile and swell, causing friction), the shafts lose their polish and create friction, the piston can wear out on the outside diameter, and the anodizing can wear off the inside of the shock body.

The shock covers can hamper performance as well.

Front:
35wt oil
#1 piston
green springs
middle on the tower, outside on the arm

Rear:
30wt oil
#2 pistons
silver springs
Middle on the tower, inside on the arm.
Old 02-28-2009, 11:25 AM
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Default RE: B3 Shocks

why so light in the rear?? that cause the rear to be "ground slappy", an that isnt a good idea!

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