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Old 08-17-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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Trying to find a good link for a good how-to on changing shock oil. Getting ready to change mine and would like to do it the right way. Thanks for any info
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Old 08-17-2010, 06:59 PM   #2
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Trying to find a good link for a good how-to on changing shock oil. Getting ready to change mine and would like to do it the right way. Thanks for any info
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGsOvYgE6EQ

i wouldnt go this far into it haha but heres a vid.

this one is pretty good

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rixBJ...eature=related
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http://www.tytessman.com/tips/building_shocks.html

Personally, I do my shocks a little differently. I insert the shaft through the body, then install the greased o-rings and plastic spacers one at a time on the shaft. Using the final spacer to push the assembly into the housing, then screw the bottom cap on and fill. I bleed/set rebound per the rest. I feel the way I do this lessens the likelyhood of tearing the o-ring.
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http://www.tytessman.com/tips/building_shocks.html

Personally, I do my shocks a little differently. I insert the shaft through the body, then install the greased o-rings and plastic spacers one at a time on the shaft. Using the final spacer to push the assembly into the housing, then screw the bottom cap on and fill. I bleed/set rebound per the rest. I feel the way I do this lessens the likelyhood of tearing the o-ring.
This one is good aswell but its not detailed on o rings install and stuff, so a person learning will be lost.
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all im doing is changing the oil. Or do I need to do anything else, like replace anything? If so, what do I need to buy for my 8ight shocks?
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Trying to find a good link for a good how-to on changing shock oil. Getting ready to change mine and would like to do it the right way. Thanks for any info
If jsut changing oil, then remove cap turn upside down, push piston to the bottom, let drain for 30 seconds. Refill with oil of choice.. Make sure to get all the air out, and all should be good.
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Jeff did you used to race 1/10 gas truck a couple of years ago at Nitro valley raceway. Ill be at the Night race sat this week if you need some help with you shock,car of anything i can do for you bud. Look me up names Robbie Pittman. I run a losi 2.0 buggy ill be driving a gray jeep. Speedyrob
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Check ur o rings and see if any are ripped or damaged. If not just drain old oil out and make sure its all out mostly at least try to get it all out, then fill with oil of choice with piston all the way down and fill 100% to top then slowly work the piston up and down till all bubbles are gone then let them sit with piton all the way down then put ut bladder on and slowly screw ur cap back on the oil should drain out a bit in the over flow hole and then ur done.
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here is a good video Drake did on shocks and how to set your rebound.


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SpeedyRob, no I have just gotten into racing not long ago. So im still learning on this stuff (tuning, set-up, etc.) Im slowly working my way up to messing with different types of set ups on my buggy. Im still working on the tuning part, lol. But I figured I would go one step further with some shock settings. I got green springs for rear with 40wt and silver springs for front with 25wt oil. I dont know what oil is in there now as I bought the buggy used. But it has gray springs in front now with green in rear. But yea I plan to be at the night race this weekend if I can get my shocks done and find me a pit light. I have a blue canopy tent and I am driving a dark blue Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab, can't miss me. If you see me stop by. Good to see a local on this site!
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ohh yea, and in the video with Adam Drake, whats that tool he's using to tighten his shock caps?? I dont have one of those....
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Ill see you there bud ill stop by to say hi. Sorry i thougth iv raced with you before. The tools adam is using come with the losi buggy. Ill be up at the track early sat if you have not got it done by then ill help you out. the tools are to make sure the cap of the shock is TIGHT as possible. Speedyrob
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