Associated has teamed up with suspension giant FOX to develop the slickest dampers yet. The special V2 big-bore shock bodies feature the Kashima low-friction coating as used by FOX for their Factory Series forks and shocks. The coating works in conjunction with hard-anodizing to create an incredibly slick and durable surface that fights stiction and extends wear. The bodies are offered in sizes to fit Associated’s 1/10-scale 2WD buggies, stadium trucks, short course trucks, and 4WD buggies.
The bodies can be assembled with Associated’s TiN shafts or Factory Chrome shafts and Factory Team pistons, also shown below. Associated even offers “blank” pistons so you can drill your own holes.
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From Team Associated:
FOX® shocks with Genuine Kashima® Coat. These shocks have the same attributes as the shock coat found on the buttery-smooth FOX® Factory Series forks and shocks, providing extended life and silky-smooth shock action.
These shafts use a screw to secure the piston. Two coatings to choose from: TiN shafts for the longest life and Factory Team Chrome shafts for the smoothest action.
Machined for a precision fit and finish. Edges have large radiuses for the smoothest shock action. Also available are blanks for customizing your own.
These screw-mounted shafts and pistons are not compatible with our E-clip shafts and pistons.
Fits 1:10 scale 2WD and 4WD electric buggies, and 1:10 scale 2WD electric trucks and short course.
These shocks are listed under Team Associated > Parts & Accessories > 12mm Big Bore Parts, Genuine Kashima Coat
91576 FT 12 x 23 Shock Body (V2), with Genuine Kashima Coat
91577 FT 12 x 27.5 Shock Body (V2), with Genuine Kashima Coat
91578 FT 12 x 31 Shock Body (V2), with Genuine Kashima Coat
91579 FT 12 x 36 Shock Body (V2), with Genuine Kashima Coat
91615 3 x 21 Shock Shaft (V2), TiN
91616 FT 3 x 21 Shock Shaft (V2), Chrome
91619 3 x 27.5 Shock Shaft (V2), TiN
91620 FT 3 x 27.5 Shock Shaft (V2), Chrome
91623 3 x 35 Shock Shaft (V2), TiN
91624 FT 3 x 35 Shock Shaft (V2), Chrome
91626 FT 12mm Piston (V2), 2 x 1.6, flat
91628 FT 12mm Piston (V2), 3 x 1.4, flat
91630 FT 12mm Piston (V2), Blank, flat
91631 FT 12mm Piston (V2), 3 x 1.4, tapered
91633 FT 12mm Piston (V2), Blank, tapered