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    I have an axial scx10 ram power wagon I'm using it for fun for crawling and to pull my 51 inch rc boat I made an aluminum trailer for it the stock shocks arenot strong enough for me they sag too much when the trailer is on what's a good strong g set of shocks I can use to pull my boat and for crawling and I kno the stock shocks are I believe 95mm I was thinking of putting a 105mm or maybe 110mm can someone help me here

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    Have you thought about just putting stiffer springs on? would be a lot cheaper than changing the whole shock.

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    Actually I didn't that's a good idea any websites you recommend that sells just springs

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    Default Re: scx10 questions about shocks

    If you look through this link RPP has some springs for the SCX10. http://www.rpphobby.com/category_s/9...show=60&page=2

    Do you have any pictures of the SCX10 with the boat and trailer? I think it would be neat to see.
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    Yes I do do u have a Facebook idk how to upload pics here

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    Also I went to that link found a few sets for what I'm looking for to pull the trailer I ordered the super firm ones honestly I think I'll change the springs in the back and get a whole new set for rock crawling and just switch them around depending on what I'm doin that day but for crawling you want softer sprint gs not firm right I'm new to this

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    To upload pictures here people usually use photobucket or something similar. And yes, you want softer springs for crawling usually.
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    Default Re: scx10 questions about shocks

    Sometimes though too soft of springs can cause excessive body roll - that can cause issues when trying to climb off-camber hills and such. It's fun to play with different setups and compare performance!

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    You can also check out the level 3 droop kit for the scx10.You can adjust it to were the rear is higher for hauling your trailer and it's also a good setup for climbing hills.I wouldn't put over 110mm shocks on your rig.I've put 120mm on my wifes scx10 and it gave to much flex causing the driveshafts to bind.
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    I got a lift kit for it and I got stiffer springs that I ordered for the back for towing but for climbing I wanna change them instead of going 110mm u think 102mm would be better not too big but bigger than stock

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    102mm shocks should work good,allowing you to have a bit more flex for climbing over stuff.

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    Ok cool plus I have the high clearance 4 link kit

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    You really don't want more flex for climbing over things. This is a very common misconception. You'll find slightly stiffer shocks will get you out of a lot more trouble than masses of flex.
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    Default Re: scx10 questions about shocks

    Also, center of gravity is a big factor - a real trail truck isn't jacked to the sky running 54" tires. The idea is to find the right balance and usually that means moderate enough lift to clear a reasonable enough tire to roll over large objects, but not get too tipsy when on a side-hill. I also prefer the lightest setup possible. Less breakage, and a more snappy, nimble truck gets it done!

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    Nice

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