ThanksListen up stupid, the hpi big bores are likely your best bet. Good for bashing, jumping etc. The stock 8 shock setup is good for bashing to and they are very cheap and parts are easy to find. Most aftermarket shocks like integy leak, not all but many, and there isn't a way around that.
The powerstroke shocks are pretty good, and they will lower your truck down a bit so it will handle better but you will lose ground clearance.
You can also convert to the Losi lst2 shock setup, I myself have not tried them but a lot of people like this setup. You will need the adaptor brackets to make them work or follow the write up on here to do it.
Just kidding about the stupid part lol.
You wouldn't happen to have part # would yaI scored the Integy Big Bore set off E bay a couple years ago, once I sealed them and slimed all the O Rings and diaphram and put the oil in they have been holding up fine on my Savage....
I like how they come with Tapered holes in the shock piston so they are really adjustable for any use one might have, hard annoed bodies and uses all the regular Big Bore internals also makes them nice and I love the look of them alot.....
Anyone know if the integy big bores will bolt up to a stock Savage 25 shock tower? Or did they change the tower when they went to the 4 shock setup?
@Hpi_DirtDawg57, the shock tower did change from the Savage 25 and what is currently used. The Savage 25 had only one mounting position for the shocks, where the newer tower has three.Very sorry to hijack this thread.
Got the same question with savage x 4.6 as well.
Will it fit?
The rigs designed for 4 shocks (X,XL,FLUX HP) has thicker webbing in the tower as well and it's better braced. Running only 4 shocks puts all the load on one side of the tower. Without the more robust tower, it will bend quite a bit on landing. That is if you intend on running just 4 shocks.Thank you!
I figured they were probably more heavy duty. The newer shock towers are probably swappable with the olds ones right? Seems like most of the Savage parts are swappable.The rigs designed for 4 shocks (X,XL,FLUX HP) has thicker webbing in the tower as well and it's better braced. Running only 4 shocks puts all the load on one side of the tower. Without the more robust tower, it will bend quite a bit on landing. That is if you intend on running just 4 shocks.
My issue with the big bores (I run plastic) is that I keep snapping shock ends. I have a feeling it's partly due to my rig having RPM lower arms on it. I bought it used and it came with the hpi suspension conversion kit on it with RPM lower arms. They twist a lot which I think is what causes my shock ends to snap. I have dropped my oil down to 40 or 50 with the plastic big bores and am running white springs front/yellow rear on my flux hp. Also put a set of pro-line trenchers on it, the taller ones, which adds extra cushion. Has lasted quite a while without snapping a shock end.
Wish I could find an alternative shock end though. I hate spending $16+ for a parts tree that has 4 ends on it.
Didn't catch your second question.I figured they were probably more heavy duty. The newer shock towers are probably swappable with the olds ones right? Seems like most of the Savage parts are swappable.
Would there be much of a performance difference between the hpi big bore and the Integy? Metal looks better, but I like plastic for its flexibility and lighter weight.
I've found dropping my oil below associated 60 seems to have helped. I'm 97% sure I'm using associated 50w now with white springs front, yellow rear along with the shorter stock upper springs. I also use a long bolt that goes through the shock end, shock mount and rear side shock mount on the RPM arm. I didn't have bolts long enough to reach all the way to put a nut on the end, but I figured at the very least, this will spread out some of the flex to the entire arm instead of just the front side.I always broke the shock caps on my big bores. Broke 2, sold the truck first time out the guy broke 2 more lol. I had the integy shock bodies, I just never swapped them. The guy who purchased it did and he said they work well. Never have broke a shock end (knock on wood) my new project does have rpm uppers/lowers so hopefully it doesn't cause an issue. Just have to upgrade to alloy ones I guess if it does.
Yes they were difficult to find haha. They are a very nice piece though and they complete the look for a clean sleek look. I got lucky, one I bought in the u.s. other was in China lolHellfire shock mounts? Probably harder to find now than savage BP machined diffs. lol