Originally Posted by Kyosho Racer
WOW I just looked into the Proline's and they are too much money for me. Looks like maybe the big bores. They are a little more in my price range.
Some Guys on RCTech are recommending Hot Bodies D8 shocks. There's a guy on eBay that sells them and if you are not in a rush sometimes you can get them cheap.
Another alternative is Losi Ten-T shocks. I have a set of those on my 4X4. The total price of all the parts needed to assemble a full set is about $55 from Stormer Hobbies (plus shipping, of course). They are bladder type shocks with rubber boots that are scaled down from the Losi 8 shocks and fit with no mods. They end up less expensive than a new set of Traxxas Big Bores (unless you use a Tower discount code).
I use the Traxxas shock end balls instead of the Losi balls to take advantage of the flange on the traxxas ball that keeps the shock end from coming off.