Originally posted by fReShJiVe
could anyone describe in details the correct way to build the "Yokomo" type shocks???i never had to build a shock which need to be filled from the bottom??does the shock needs a lil bit of rebound after building it??
I'm also new to this type of dampers before having a Barracuda! However being advised by my local track expert, and doing tests/trials myself, I think I can share my little tips:
Pour oil from the top just like ordinary dampers until the oil "pops-up" a little bit. Then fill the cap half-way with oil. Now, you are ready to screw the cap onto the body. Your action should be fast. (Be careful not to strip the cap coz of your "fast" action!
) Now, the outlook is like a finished damper but you found you cannot press the shaft in. So, you must unsrew the cap nearly a turn and press the shaft in, in order to leak some excess oil out! This should be repeated for a few times until you got your desired rebound!
For rebound, he set my dampers as this way:
The front damper rebounds faster than the rear one. Approx. you saying the word "one" and the shaft be completely pushed out! For the rear, it should have the timing "one, two"!
Hope this help... Any kindly comments?