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Old 07-26-2009, 06:08 PM   #2116
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J Blaze - I never had that happen. 50wt might be too thick it you have big jumps. I have ran 45wt in the front with no problems.
sorry, forgot, that was 50wt with 2 holes drilled out 1 size bigger, i forget what bit. it was a rear shock and i did have a little extra droop. any other pistons fit or do i have to order the tq ones?
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:19 PM   #2117
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is it common for the shock piston to shatter with 50wt oil? i have a set of tq shocks in my buggy from another truggy i bought and i cracked the piston in parctice. 4 little chunks floating around in the oil. thanks.
I have had that happen twice on my TQ SX8 shock I have on my truggy. I am thinking I may have tightened them down too much. I replaced them with new ones and was sure just to snug them up. No problem since. Awesome shocks!!
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Old 07-26-2009, 06:22 PM   #2118
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Any chance the nut on the shock shaft was overtightened? That would stress the piston and compromise structural integrity.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:00 AM   #2119
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I am willing to bet I may have shattered the front pistons, because I put 50 wt up front when I assembled the kit and I haven't changed it. I will check them today.
Thanks for the help guy's.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:11 AM   #2120
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sorry, forgot, that was 50wt with 2 holes drilled out 1 size bigger, i forget what bit. it was a rear shock and i did have a little extra droop. any other pistons fit or do i have to order the tq ones?
Wow, 50wt in the rear? That's pretty thick.
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:33 AM   #2121
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I thought you liked them thick in the back Will?
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Old 07-27-2009, 07:50 AM   #2122
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The Jammin shock pistons fit perfect.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:01 PM   #2123
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I checked the pistons and they are not cracked. I went to 400 Mugen oil and I am going to try raising the ride height some.
What ride height are you all running??
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Front dogbones level, rears level or slightly below.
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Does anybody know if the jammin X2 body will fit as good as the X1 does?
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Does anybody know if the jammin X2 body will fit as good as the X1 does?
I was wondering the same thing
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I thought you liked them thick in the back Will?

Good one BK!!!
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Old 07-27-2009, 08:06 PM   #2128
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I checked the pistons and they are not cracked. I went to 400 Mugen oil and I am going to try raising the ride height some.
What ride height are you all running??
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I don't know the surface you race on but most of us run anything from 25wt to 35wt. Lighter oil in the rear lets the car rotate more in the turns.

I run my ride height the same as Kamlooper.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:53 AM   #2129
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I race on several different local tracks, but we have a couple tracks that have some big jumps that require a pretty high launch to clear so I was trying to keep a little pack to assist in clearing them, but I will try the lighter oil this weekend and see how it works.
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For what your looking for with jumps you might want to try smaller hole pistons and thin the oil.
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