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Old 05-18-2010, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default DIY Shock Socks Tutorial

Seems easy enough? Yep sure is. $2.50 for stretchy thin dress socks from walmart and about 30 minutes of your time.

No real need for explanation, more of a pictorial.
























REMEMBER TO FLIP THEM INSIDE OUT NOW.























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Really handy since the threads of the Losi shocks can be such a pain.

Hope someone can use this example of how to sew them together and what to use for a quick, cheap shock sock.

More examples from my other Losi.





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Old 05-18-2010, 03:15 PM   #3
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thats a really good idea.

i wonder if they make orange dress socks
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If you go to Hobby Lobby or a Fabric store of any kind, they have stretchy material like those socks are made of and it comes in different colors. It might be a little thinner than the socks but works well.
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Bravo !! Good idea !
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Just spend $10 on eBay and get any color you want
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NO. That's the whole point of doing this. $2.50 and you can have it right now and actually be proud of doing something. The point of a DIY is not to go buy it, it is to DIY, get it?
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Great idea,
My wife is awesome with a sewing machine,i'll be looking into this for sure,one less thing i have to clean off.
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Just spend $10 on eBay and get any color you want
10.00 will buy you enough material to make enough sets for yourself and some you could sell on Ebay and come out ahead of the game.
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Oh, you can also make Filter Outerwears yourself too.
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Great idea,
My wife is awesome with a sewing machine,i'll be looking into this for sure,one less thing i have to clean off.
AMEN!! cleaning shocks can be a severe PITA

awsome idea!
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Ive found that most of these stretchy materials when stretched tight over a spring tend to let in the Super Fine dust which is really the worst of all as that will be directly ingested into the shock and will start the wear process even sooner, I Prefer rubber boots or better yet balloon's sized for the shocks as they are only 10$ for 100 VS 5$ for 4 of the RC mfg brand.
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Ive found that most of these stretchy materials when stretched tight over a spring tend to let in the Super Fine dust which is really the worst of all as that will be directly ingested into the shock and will start the wear process even sooner, I Prefer rubber boots or better yet balloon's sized for the shocks as they are only 10$ for 100 VS 5$ for 4 of the RC mfg brand.
I have tried some balloons in the past and just have not found any that fit well enough for my liking. What balloons do you use?
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Ive found that most of these stretchy materials when stretched tight over a spring tend to let in the Super Fine dust which is really the worst of all as that will be directly ingested into the shock and will start the wear process even sooner, I Prefer rubber boots or better yet balloon's sized for the shocks as they are only 10$ for 100 VS 5$ for 4 of the RC mfg brand.
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.
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Ive found that most of these stretchy materials when stretched tight over a spring tend to let in the Super Fine dust which is really the worst of all as that will be directly ingested into the shock and will start the wear process even sooner, I Prefer rubber boots or better yet balloon's sized for the shocks as they are only 10$ for 100 VS 5$ for 4 of the RC mfg brand.


but i would keep my regular shock boots on as well, and this would keep my whole shock clean and keep dirt out of the threads. especially the rear ones. So i would use both boots and covers. Nothing is getting in there.

besides i think yellow or red covers would look sweeetttt!
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