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Old 08-01-2010, 05:04 AM   #1
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Purchased some Team Associated 16mm, 10 hole shock pistons, part #89456.
Anyway they are flat on 1 side and rounded on the other, how or which is the correct way to install these???
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Install with the flat side up, taper side down
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Flat side up (i guess towards the bladder?),,, also with these 10 hole pistons do you increase the weight of your oil or go down?? thanks again
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The 10 hole pistons don't "pack" the oil as much. I would start at 35 or 40 wt all the way around and adjust from there.

The reason for the taper facing down is so the shock rebounds (goes down) quicker.

You can get almost the same performance from taking black pistons and drilling 10 1.1mm holes in them.
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Very interesting,, Thanks for all your help on this subject, im surprised that there isnt more discussion on this!!!! Thanks again for your help.
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