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3Racing Alum Front and Rear Damper Set (LB) for Tamiya DF-03
This is the 3Racing Alum Front and Rear Damper Set (LB) for Tamiya DF-03
For: Tamiya DF-03
Colour: Light Blue
Such a front and rear damper set consists of 4 dampers. The designed damper can be adjusted by twisting the damper ring tighter or looser.
Actually 3Racing use the oil damper with piston inside so as to run the best shockproof function. In order to run well the shockproof function, 3 Racing tries to use such a oil damper as the main element for the damper set.
Good bang for you buck with these shocks which are much better than the standard plastic dampers that come with the kit. They come assembled and pre-filled with oil so just whack them on and off you go. They have a ring which allows you to easily adjust the spring rates. The damper oil is medium/soft so it's good for off road and bashing around but too soft for indoor artificial turf. The only drawback is that the mounting points are made from plastic which could get cracked or broken. Overall when you consider the price they are a really good hop-up if you don't want to pay more than double for Tamiya.
The springs and the oil supplied with these dampers are a little hard. This makes the chassis take too much punch. When you purchase the rebuild kits (will be required after a couple of packs) get a bottle of 300 oil and try to get a set of softer springs. The tamiya springs don't fit, but you may get a hold of HPI Cyber 10B springs somewhere. These are slightly softer and fits perfectly.
I have orderd these and have been enjoying these dampers for over 2 months and havent had a problem with them at all. with the right oil wieght they are just amazing how much stress they can handle and at the end of the day you dont have to refill the dampers, witch is a proplem you have with some dampers. these dampers have solved the proplem of my car bottom out after a little jump. WELL WORTH THE PRICE.
I bought these mainly for looks, thinking they were perhaps only sligthly better than the ones shipped with the Dark Impact. WOW!!! - was I in for a surprise - I think so! Not only do they look awesome on the Dark Impact, but they provide soooo much better handling and control. They are very easy to adjust - just turn the damper ring. You can do that in a matter of seconds. No more messing around with the plastic spacers that comes with the kit supplied dampers. Nice.
They come filled with oil so you don't need to fill them yourself. However, if you want to be able to fine-tune your dampers to different track conditions you might want to consider buying some shock oil. I bougth some silicone shock oil from Muchmore available here at RCMart that works great.
The only thing that could have been better and easier is the installation. You need to change the screws that holds the dampers as the screws for the standard dampers will not work with these new dampers. A small thing, but it needs to be said that they are not just "plug-and-play".
These shocks are great,i bought them for my df-03 but am using them on my df-02.They come filled with shock oil,are very easy to install,and are cheaper than the tamiya brand.The only thing that i would consider a desighn flaw is that the shock hub is plastic and not aluminum.But all in all its great,looks awsome with my carbon fiber shock tower.I must say that these shocks are second only to the Tamiya shocks.STAY AWAY FROM YEH RACING SHOCKS they are so crap,i will never buy another YEAH racing product EVER!!!!!!!