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Old 02-23-2008, 03:58 AM   #1
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just adopted a Team Losi Muggy. I bought it yesterday, It should come in the mail Wednesday!

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Old 02-23-2008, 03:11 PM   #2
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just adopted a Team Losi Muggy. I bought it yesterday, It should come in the mail Wednesday!

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how come theres no shock boots on the suespension?

and it has the same muffler i used to have
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:12 PM   #3
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Old 02-23-2008, 06:32 PM   #4
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the Muggy does not come with shock boots...
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the Muggy does not come with shock boots...
weird... why not?

i thought they were there for a reason?

do you need shock boots on a buggy suspension? why?

why do my shock boots leak oil on one of my front suspensions?
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they are there to keep dirt/grit off the shock shaft so it doesnt tear the o-rings that hold the oil in the shocks...

IF your shock boot has oil leaking down and out of it, most likely the o-rings in the shock body are worn out or torn...
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shock boots keep the shafts and o rings clean and have the action be consistent. The reason some buggies have them is because they have coated shack shafts. Take the eight for example, it has titanium nitride coated shock shafts so the boots keep the coating form wearing off.


if your shock shafts become scratched or pitted the shock will leak oil. Socks will also leak if the o rings are old/bad. Thats probably why you see oil on the bottom of your boots.
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shock boots keep the shafts and o rings clean and have the action be consistent. The reason some buggies have them is because they have coated shack shafts. Take the eight for example, it has titanium nitride coated shock shafts so the boots keep the coating form wearing off.


if your shock shafts become scratched or pitted the shock will leak oil. Socks will also leak if the o rings are old/bad. Thats probably why you see oil on the bottom of your boots.
allright, cool, thanks for the info guys.

so it isint a big deal if the shock boots have a small tear or crack in them? mine always seem to crack and become brittle and break and stuff..
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i personally would change them if they got tore. those things save the life of your shock shaft and your o-rings. just preventative maintenance, thats all.
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shock boots keep the shafts and o rings clean and have the action be consistent. The reason some buggies have them is because they have coated shack shafts. Take the eight for example, it has titanium nitride coated shock shafts so the boots keep the coating form wearing off.


if your shock shafts become scratched or pitted the shock will leak oil. Socks will also leak if the o rings are old/bad. Thats probably why you see oil on the bottom of your boots.

Titanium nitride coating is harder then the steal they used for the shaft. Its mainly used for its smooth coating which makes the shaft glide smoother . the boots just keep the dirt at bay longer so your shock oil remains more consistent. Nothing like pouring out brown soup from the shocks
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IF you don't use boots the dirt will still wear off the coating... ive seen it happen. Not to my buggy, of course.
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bottom line the boots are there to protect the o-ring shaft oil from ANY debries that can get in
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IF you don't use boots the dirt will still wear off the coating... ive seen it happen. Not to my buggy, of course.
Yea the coating isnt very thick usually .001 or less.
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