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Team Associated goes with Kashima!

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AE goes with Kashima coated shocks! Finally and about time. Back in the early 80’s and 90’s, Associated started their very lovely ‘teflon’ coated ‘hard anodized’ shocks that set the trend for many years. However, since the release of the 12mm big bores and V2 big bores, they just became standard aluminum shock bodies. More than likely, it was a cost savings effort to bring kits and parts to the masses at an affordable level.

Now, coated shocks are back and better than ever. Kashima coating has been around for a long time and developed by a Japanese company to help improve lubrication, corrosion resistance, and heat resistance. FOX has used this technology in their legendary, silky smooth shocks in the MX and mountain biking world and finally teamed up with Associated to bring the technology to the RC world.

Now this isn’t an industry first. This process is very similar to Kyosho’s Velvet coated shocks, although obviously not called Kashima Coated because of patents and rights that belong to FOX.

I can’t wait to try these shocks out!

Shock Bodies
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.

Shock Shafts
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.

Pistons
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

Shock Bodies

91576 FT 12 x 23 Shock Body (V2), with Genuine Kashima Coat.
For B5, B5M, B5M-FL, B44.3
91577 FT 12 x 27.5 Shock Body (V2), with Genuine Kashima Coat.
For T5M.
91578 FT 12 x 31 Shock Body (V2), with Genuine Kashima Coat.
For B5, B5M, B5M-FL, B44.3
91579 FT 12 x 36 Shock Body (V2), with Genuine Kashima Coat.
For T5M.

Shock Shafts

91615 3 x 21 Shock Shaft (V2), TiN. For #91576.
91616 FT 3 x 21 Shock Shaft (V2), Chrome. For #91576.
91619 3 x 27.5 Shock Shaft (V2), TiN. For #91577, 91578.
91620 FT 3 x 27.5 Shock Shaft (V2), Chrome. For #91577, 91578.
91623 3 x 35 Shock Shaft (V2), TiN. For #91579.
91624 FT 3 x 35 Shock Shaft (V2), Chrome. For #91579.

Pistons

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
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