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Thunder tiger ST-1

Old 12-11-2008, 12:37 AM
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Don't have time to measure the shocks right now, but I agree with calvino, very smooth and seem well made. They're good shocks, but they need thicker oil. That's a simple thing...pick up a variety of oil weights and try them out to see which is best for your driving style and area.
Old 12-11-2008, 12:52 AM
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Default RE: Thunder tiger ST-1

i had a friend who has a revo 3.3 and even HE was shocked at how smooth the shocks were, so they don't have the "twist to set" capabilities, but i personally like the pre-load spacers, nothing to strip.... plus its real straight fowards to set... whats a popular weight to run, i don't want to bend shafts.... but im thinkin 50+ (im runnin 50 and it works good for me, stock is like 30?)
Old 12-11-2008, 02:10 AM
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Thanks guys. I appreciate the comments.

Just as soon as someone has the ruler handy, please let me know the compressed and uncompressed lengths.

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Old 12-11-2008, 02:21 AM
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shure, i can do that now.....
Front "normal": 4.5"
Front "compressed": 3.5"

Rear "normal": 4.75"
Rear "compressed": 2.75"

Hope that helps... considering a pair for your RC18....
Old 12-11-2008, 01:06 PM
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Wow! The rear shocks have twice as much travel as the front (1" vs. 2"), but are only .25" longer? Also surprising that the rear shocks are shorter when fully compressed than the fronts, but have more travel. Am I missing something here or just a bit confused

Thanks much for the help. Not for the RC18's I have a DBX I got a while back for super cheap. The DBX is sort of a project car where I am trying out a bunch of things. I want to play with the suspension a bit and need some longer throw shocks. I was looking at relatively inexpensive shocks and these ones seemed quite decent for the price (~$25 new per pair). Any other shock recommendations to consider would also be appreciated.

Thanks again,

Spiro

ps: where those measurements from pivot to pivot?
Old 12-11-2008, 01:16 PM
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Default RE: Thunder tiger ST-1

yep pivot to pivot [8D]
Old 12-11-2008, 01:39 PM
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Awesome. Thanks much!

Seriously though, those measurements are legit? The rear shocks are both longer than the front when fully extended, and shorter than the front when fully compressed? It just doesn't make sense to me [sm=confused.gif] I don't mean to doubt you, I just wanted to make sure there wasn't a typo or something before I ordered up a set.

Thanks a ton again for your help,
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:41 PM
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Default RE: Thunder tiger ST-1

i will check em a lil later, but im 99% shure im right.... shocked me also!
Old 12-11-2008, 01:49 PM
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No pun intended, I am sure

Thanks for checking. Let me know!

Cheers,
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Old 12-11-2008, 02:10 PM
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Default RE: Thunder tiger ST-1

Calvino, are you sure you removed your preload spacers before measuring? That front travel seems off. But maybe you stand correct. I'll try to remember to measure mine this weekend for you.
Old 12-11-2008, 02:12 PM
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front had no pre-load, shoot, rear did ([&:]) will re-measure... [X(][>:]
Old 12-11-2008, 02:44 PM
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Yo guys I have a Mach427 w/ starter box backplate with less than 2 gallons on it...plenty of life left in it. $50 shipped. PM if interested. Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2008, 11:42 PM
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Default RE: Thunder tiger ST-1

I like 60wt, but I haven't tried 50wt yet.

Also check out Ofna Ultra LX One shocks. I got a set of 4 from an ebay seller for $40 shipped with tax. Very smooth, hard anodized body (much more scratch resistant than normal anodizing), and threaded for preload adjustments.

Here's what they look like on my e-sav. On post #3, I also list some other good options:

http://www.e-savage.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3261

p.s. DBX and DST are nice! I've been wanting one of those.
Old 12-12-2008, 01:24 AM
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bhcvc,

I do really enjoy my DST. I think it has some great features and is a good design for not much money. Which is exactly what I was after. Got mine lightly used at a price I couldn't pass up I have no interest in derailing this thread for some other vehicle though, so enough of that.

Any chance you could measure those Ofna Ultra LX One shocks for me? Again I am interested in pivot to pivot lengths at full compression and full droop (no bump stops etc. or at least say how big they are

Thanks much,
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spiro - fully extended is 130mm. I'll get the fully compressed length when I get a chance, hopefully this weekend. I've had my baby in my arms for the past 4hrs, even now as I type one-handed.
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Impressive! Do the one handed baby curls help with your TX endurance during those long A-Mains?

Thanks much for measuring for me when you get the chance.

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Old 12-12-2008, 10:23 PM
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Ofna Ultra LX One

fully extended = 125-130mm*
fully compressed = 85-90mm**

* = New, I measured them to be 130mm. I just measured them now & they're 125mm.
** = The shock has preload, so it gets really hard to compress towars the end of travel. I'm not sure how much the preload affects the compressed measurements, so I gave it an extra 5mm of travel just in case.

Regardless, I think the measurements even with the unknown preload factor is within the mfg variability.

BTW, most truggy shocks are the same (or very similar) length. Rear buggy shocks are also about the same length.

HTH.
Old 12-12-2008, 11:54 PM
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$40 shipped!
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Old 12-13-2008, 02:02 AM
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bhcvc - Awesome. Thanks much for the measurements!


If anybody has their ST-1 and a ruler handy, I would love to know the fully compressed and fully extended lenghts for the front and rear shocks.

Cheers,
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Old 12-13-2008, 12:43 PM
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Default RE: Thunder tiger ST-1

Front is, full extended 11cm, completely compressed about 8cm. That is from screw to screw. The rear is 12cm extended, 9cm compressed.
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Thanks again to everybody for your help with this.

Cheers,
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:16 PM
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My firend wanted me to post up this vid lol.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbN515_ihc0
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Woot! So my wife and I exchanged Christmas presents this weekend, and she got me the Jammin JPX .28 that I wanted!!! Ended up blowing my rear diff this weekend however, so grabbing new parts before I start breaking in the new engine. So excite! lol
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WOW that's a great gift, what did you get her? I got my wife a Bathing suit and a New IPOD.
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Eganwp did you ever figure out that BCE chassis problem I'm about to do mine this weekend ill be on leave for the holidays so that's when i get some pics and some answers for you

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