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B4 Rear shocks leaking oil. Help needed

B4 Rear shocks leaking oil. Help needed

Old 02-16-2009, 03:13 PM
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For the peeps that have the problem with the retainer staying put, some friends and I have been removing some of the coating in the groove. After that they're prefect.
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Old 02-16-2009, 06:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Piimpslap View Post
For the peeps that have the problem with the retainer staying put, some friends and I have been removing some of the coating in the groove. After that they're prefect.
explain please?

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Old 02-18-2009, 02:28 PM
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Originally Posted by RB FIVE View Post
Associated shocks blow !!!

i drive a b4 and t4 i should know...

I hate'em... gotta rebuild them like every 2 weeks.
+1. All the little shock plactic shit that goes in the shock is a joke!
There ok when you rebuild them but after 8 weeks on racing every Friday i like to re-fill them. I know a few people that use GS racing o-rings and bladders for there T4 (carpet racing) and are really good. All what AE needs to do is find a way where there shocks are not so bad.
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by yokfans View Post
Hello all

I'm new to electric buggy and has just bought a B4 factory team. I find that the rear shocks are leaking oil seriously all the time and I've to rebuild the rear shocks after every 2 packs of battery run. Is it normal or have I done anything wrong with the shocks? Pls help. Thanks.
This is normal with owning AE shocks. They leak alot. They're great when fresh and built properly. The orings swell faster than you getting sucker punched in the lip. Be prepared for blow outs too.
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:30 AM
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Has anyone tried Kyosho o-rings in their AE shocks? I wonder if that would improve longevity...
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:37 AM
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Originally Posted by stitchy View Post
Has anyone tried Kyosho o-rings in their AE shocks? I wonder if that would improve longevity...
Ae O-rings are superior....

and

if you wish for the best durability rebuild with Green Slime ...

works for the K car O-rings as well...
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:57 AM
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Cherry, I gotta hand it to you for your AE loyalty

What is it about AE shocks that requires such frequent rebuilding? Materials? Design?
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:06 AM
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stichy, Ae shocks are still the best materials & design available...


All shocks need rebuilding , not just Ae ...


The reason ?

Silicon Shock Oil

The rubber O-ring`s swell because of the oil....


This is why I recommended the Green Slime from Ae , you coat the ring`s with the grease and it help protect them from the oil....


Most forget to use the Slime and this is why you hear complaints with oil leaks...


Ae shocks actually perform better than the K car shock as well !

Why ?

Because they are a "emulsion" design and this is why Ae shocks are smoother & more plush on the bumps than a shock equipped with
bladders such as the K-car....
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Thanks for your input, Wild Cherry. I've moved the discussion here:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ed-shocks.html
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