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Old 09-27-2009, 09:26 PM   #1
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I tried to assemble CasterRacing threaded Big bore shock, the rear shock went smoothly but when it came to the front one The movement of the shock is not smooth,it seems very tight not like the rear which moves with little restriction. When I put the front shock on my buggy the up and down movement is restricted. Push it down it stays down & slowly rises. I have oiled the o-ring before installing the shaft. Need advice
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disasemble the front shocks and check the piston are not catching internally as small piece of sandpaper to rub down the flashing is probably all it will need



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disasemble the front shocks and check the piston are not catching internally as small piece of sandpaper to rub down the flashing is probably all it will need



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No its not that, I tried moving the shaft before installing the G clip it was fine, but when G clip was install the oring seems to be compress and the diameter of the hole became really small (smaller than the shaft) when i force the shaft in same oring material came out the other end. It feels very tight when moving the shaft, when spring is install and put on my buggy their is no bounce It just doesnt feels right. Is it suppose to feel that way ??
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Is there thin nylon spacers between the o-rings? If there is you can shave 'em a little or just get overhaul kit and re space 'em. Building shocks is a slowwww proses but worth it in the end. Ask around the track for the guy that can do it, buy him a beer, and talk nice about his ride and and you might get hooked up.
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Is there thin nylon spacers between the o-rings? If there is you can shave 'em a little or just get overhaul kit and re space 'em. Building shocks is a slowwww proses but worth it in the end. Ask around the track for the guy that can do it, buy him a beer, and talk nice about his ride and and you might get hooked up.
Yes, u are 100% correct it was the spacers (plastic colar) The ones that came with the shock were to thick, I replace them with slightly thinner ones (by 0.5 of a mm) & the shock work perfectly but had to change the oring becos there were shredded by the shaft. Caster should replace them for free. I bought myself a case of beer
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