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    need shocks for small buggy
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    i am researching shocks. *want to fit a small single buggy, with around 18" travel. but i want the least expensive as possible, but good. you can pm me if you have to sell.
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    I think you'll be hard pressed to beat the $215 Fox Airshox. If it's light enough (i.e. using a small Briggs & 1" tubing), you might be able to use the el-cheapo $25 imported shocks, but those are so weak a pair won't even hold up a CBR550 in an ultralight chassis.

    You might also be able to use some stock ATV shocks. The fronts are designed for similar weight as a light buggy. Check ebay.
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    Bedo,
    I primarily use atv shocks on the 460's. they work great since the weight of the buggy stays under the weight of the quad the shocks came off of...Also if you scale your buggy on wheel scales you will know exactly where you are on weight. so you will know what you need for spring rates. Often times I double up on shocks to get the desired spring rate...and amount of no bottom on the shock travel you just sacrifice one shock to get the job done...I usually can shock/spring a buggy for under $250 total but I get about 14 -14 1/2" travel.... league raced 460's around 200 they are only doubled up on the right front to compensate for the g-force ef entering the turn...sometimes on the right rear to compensate for tire lift leaving the turn...E-bay is a good *to lookk but it is easy to buy junky shocks there...
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    coilover w/ spring hardware (no spring) 10" stroke $159.60

    http://www.eshocks.com/bil_ORvh.asp?Ser ... f=Bilstein

    EDIT: not air shocks ↓↓↓ 10" stroke $137.75

    http://www.eshocks.com/bil_ORvh.asp?Ser ... f=Bilstein
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    thanks, guys, this really helps. *
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    Quote Originally Posted by hero_saku39\";p=\"28837
    coilover w/ spring hardware (no spring) 10" stroke $159.60

    http://www.eshocks.com/bil_ORvh.asp?Ser ... f=Bilstein

    air shocks 10" stroke $137.75

    http://www.eshocks.com/bil_ORvh.asp?Ser ... f=Bilstein
    Hero, this is a GREAT find, but...I think you should check again on those Bilstein 7100's. They aren't air shocks, and they do list them with an optional coilover kit. I'd hate to see somebody get a non-airshock thinking it is one, and then be stuck without a spring! That'd be a frustrating and expensive thing to learn.

    It seems like the only difference between the 6100 & 7100's is the latter is user rebuildable; the 6100's are "factory rebuildable." For your first pair, you should get 7100's so you can revalve them yourself. Then, once you find valving you like, you can go with 6100's to save $20.
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    [quote=tenaja\";p=\"28861]
    Quote Originally Posted by hero_saku39\";p=\"28837":vf7yhaef]coilover w/ spring hardware (no spring) 10" stroke $159.60

    [url="http://www.eshocks.com/bil_ORvh.asp?Series_Index=2&Length_Index=54&Manf=B ilstein
    http://www.eshocks.com/bil_ORvh.asp?Ser ... f=Bilstein[/url]

    air shocks 10" stroke $137.75

    http://www.eshocks.com/bil_ORvh.asp?Ser ... f=Bilstein
    Hero, this is a GREAT find, but...I think you should check again on those Bilstein 7100's. They aren't air shocks, and they do list them with an optional coilover kit. I'd hate to see somebody get a non-airshock thinking it is one, and then be stuck without a spring! That'd be a frustrating and expensive thing to learn.

    It seems like the only difference between the 6100 & 7100's is the latter is user rebuildable; the 6100's are "factory rebuildable." For your first pair, you should get 7100's so you can revalve them yourself. Then, once you find valving you like, you can go with 6100's to save $20.[/quote:vf7yhaef]

    good catch..... [smilie=tr_oops.gif] ........there some air shocks there somewhere, must have been the swayaways
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    When you find those air shocks on eshocks.com let us know... I searched for a while and couldn't find them.
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    2" sway-a-ways...looks like $212.50 for any size 10"-18" *So they're not really any cheaper than the Fox airs.

    http://www.eshocks.com/bil_ORvh.asp?Ser ... 8&Manf=All
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