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Old 06-15-2006, 11:40 AM   #2161
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I worry shock socks will get buched up in the spring. I used them and kept having that problem so I took them off. I'm not sure if it made any difference I just didn't like it.
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:25 PM   #2162
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Anyone knows an alternative boot/cover system to use on the big bore Jammin Buggy Shocks ?, i did my shocks last night and man, after 2-3 weekends the silicone was full of dirt !!! arrghhh thats sucks ... if i dont get an alternative better system for controlling that, i will have to rebuild my shocks every weekend in order to use them always clean on the inside ...

Help please,
Like some on here have said, the "Shock Sox" do bunch up, and after about two 5 minute qualifiers, they look like crap. I'd go with some plain old baloons. Also, use Mugen internal dust boots. They won't tear like the Jammin ones do.
I also use a surfboard wax on my shocks and suspension components- keeps dirt from clumping in the arms, between the shock and tower. etc- makes cleaning easy.

BTW, Tabushi- Most people re-build their shocks EVERY weekend. I do, at least, and most pro guys do. Sure, the oil may not be bad, but........
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:49 PM   #2163
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you all rebuild your shocks every weekend? i do it about every 2 months. what's the point of doing it every weekend?
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Old 06-16-2006, 07:32 AM   #2164
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The std big bore dust covers work fine if you clean the felt on a regular basis.
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Old 06-16-2006, 10:31 AM   #2165
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you all rebuild your shocks every weekend? i do it about every 2 months. what's the point of doing it every weekend?
Just for piece of mind. Offroad shocks are really worked hard- You never know if you've blown a bushing or bladder out, cut an o-ring, or if you've lost oil. I always clean and rebuild my shocks every week. Keeps the performance consistent.
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Old 06-16-2006, 01:31 PM   #2166
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2 months? Thats crazy. I take it you dont like a consistent car. My shocks oil is pretty bad after one raceday it must be mud after 2 months.
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Old 06-17-2006, 07:15 AM   #2167
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Eaxctly my thoughts.
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Old 06-17-2006, 08:34 AM   #2168
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about rebuilding shocks, i've had awesome luck with using baloons to cover the shock shaft and haven't had dirty shock oil unless a baloon has ripped. this isn't just with my jammin shocks (only 1 race weekend on these) but with mayhem shocks as well (full season on these). all i've ever needed to do after a race weekend was add a little oil to the shock because a little has leaked out past the o-rings. but because it's covered by the baloon, no dirt gets in. i took apart my mayhem shocks 2 weeks ago after putting 3 race weekends on them, just adding a little oil after each weekend, and the oil that came out was still very clean. i'll put another race day or 2 on the jammin shocks and see how they fare. from what i've heard, they are a little better.
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Old 06-17-2006, 09:42 AM   #2169
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The Jammin shocks aren't the best I've seen- The o-rings and bladders hold up nicely though. One thing you may want to check, Adam, is the C-Clip retainer in the bottom of the shock. I blew one of those out every once in a while, and it just became a habit to check them after every race.
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Ballons! Where ever did you get that idea? Been using them for over two years, I gave the $10 boots the boot.
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Hey guys what is the easiest way to put the balloons onthe shocks? Any special way to do it?
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Old 06-18-2006, 12:18 AM   #2172
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How often do you guys replace your universals? Every six months or so?
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Damo i went through a set in less than 1 season easily.
The front and centre front seemed to wear first though.
It's like the pin holders stretch around the pins.
Has anyone tried the new lightened universal shafts?
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2 months? Thats crazy. I take it you dont like a consistent car. My shocks oil is pretty bad after one raceday it must be mud after 2 months.

no, i like and have a consistent car. i don't rebuild them every weekend but i do remove them, thoroughly blow them off with high pressure water and an air hose, spray a little oil around the seals on the bottom, and then replace them. by the way, i race on a dusty track, so the dirt doesn't stick to your car that much. i used to rebuild my shocks about every 3 weeks, but i found that the oil was fine and the oil itself started to take its toll on the wallet too.

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Has anyone tried the new lightened universal shafts?
man, i could snap those with my fingers! just get a set of standard Kyosho universals, they hold up better than the Jammin's.
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Old 06-18-2006, 02:43 PM   #2175
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which kyosho universals work with the jammin? are the center, front and rear interchangable? thanks mac!
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