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Old 05-19-2010, 07:21 AM   #16
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That is not a valid point here since we are talking about keeping dirt out of Losi adjustable shock threads which Losi shocks are pre-bagged from the factory as does Kyosho and Associated now that I think about it. I think the best thing to say is "if you happen to have a threaded shock which is NOT pre-bagged, be aware". Even then, it is still cutting down on 99% of the dirt coming in to the shaft, so fine dirt or not it's making a huge difference.

Pre bagged ? ? Am i missing something ?

Threads are easily cleaned in 10 seconds with a tooth brush and a little Air...IMO shock socks are not needed....and I Stand by my Fine dirt comment..ive been there and Done that....No thx on the socks.



hobdog i just went to the local balloon shop and got a bag of 100 that are just the right size to clip onto the bottom of the shock body...i also fold the bottom when i clip on the spring retainer.
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Old 05-19-2010, 12:57 PM   #17
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Good idea, i think i might have to try this. I have been looking at those on ebay but just havent bought them yet.
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Old 05-19-2010, 05:25 PM   #18
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Pre bagged ? ? Am i missing something ?
Apparently: http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...0120102072.jpg

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Threads are easily cleaned in 10 seconds with a tooth brush and a little Air...
I'm glad you are the only one standing at the track in pit lane with a toothbrush and have that kind of time in the middle of a race night when things need adjusted NOW.

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IMO shock socks are not needed....and I Stand by my Fine dirt comment..ive been there and Done that....No thx on the socks.
Then why are you in this thread? You don't belong if you don't want what we are talking about, Trollin.

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hobdog i just went to the local balloon shop and got a bag of 100 that are just the right size to clip onto the bottom of the shock body...i also fold the bottom when i clip on the spring retainer.
The rest of us just went out and bought a vehicle that has them already, I still don't know WTF you drive that doesn't have pre-bagged shocks. 1980's RC10?

Losi race shocks: http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/d...0120102072.jpg

Kyosho race shocks: http://www.infernosonly.com/v/vspfil...and%20Boot.jpg

Associated race shocks: http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p...s/89338_ps.jpg

ALL of the race shocks are bagged from the factory. Whatever you are driving not only is not relevant to what we are talking about, but it is clear you don't race if you think you are going to toothbrush dirt out of shock threads during a fuel pit.

Take that crap out of here. You don't even belong in the thread "you don't want shock socks" but you are posting in the DIY thread on how to make them. Trollin.........
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Old 05-19-2010, 08:45 PM   #19
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Definition of bagged

v. bagged, bag·ging, bags

v.tr.

1. To put into or as if into a bag.
2. To cause to bulge like a pouch.
3. To capture or kill as game: bagged six grouse.
4. Informal To gain possession of; capture.
5. Slang

a. To fail to attend purposely; skip: bagged classes for the day and went to the beach.

b. To stop doing or considering; abandon: bagged the idea and started from scratch.

v.intr.
1. To pack items in a bag.
2. To hang loosely.
3. To swell out; bulge.



I honestly still don't get what you mean by "pre bagged" are you talking about he boots that protect the shaft ?
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I like the idea. In fact, I found myself thinking "who do I know that has a sewing machine today?" while I was at work.

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Leave the guy alone. He came up with an idea. It was worth posting. I mean, hell, he even took the pictures. All I want to know is, which balloons do you use because I'm tired of buying the losi boots and even if I did know someone with a sewing machine, I don't think I have the time to do it.
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I like the idea. In fact, I found myself thinking "who do I know that has a sewing machine today?" while I was at work.

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Leave the guy alone. He came up with an idea. It was worth posting. I mean, hell, he even took the pictures. All I want to know is, which balloons do you use because I'm tired of buying the losi boots and even if I did know someone with a sewing machine, I don't think I have the time to do it.
I have tried different sizes of all balloons and none have the fit as a boot would. Buy the Mugen boots. They last 10 times as long.
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I have tried different sizes of all balloons and none have the fit as a boot would. Buy the Mugen boots. They last 10 times as long.
Will they work on losi shocks front and rear?
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I have tried different sizes of all balloons and none have the fit as a boot would. Buy the Mugen boots. They last 10 times as long.
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Will they work on losi shocks front and rear?


My boots fit both losi and Mugen Shocks and Cant be torn...balloons are 1000X stronger then the weak MFG boots.
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and err...can I buy tons of shock protections to sow myself some socks for my feet???

It's a cool idea - DIY'ing is always cool

then again, 30mns worth of my time, plus not hurting myself with a sewing machine, plus, well, finding a sewing machine in the first place, saving 5mn at the next supermarket trip, all of this IS worh $7.50... that's why the shock socks are $10 and not $2.50

Just pulling your leg - thanks for taking the time to do this and share the idea.

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