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Old 11-17-2008, 04:42 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of another company that makes an after market cartridge that isn't cheap plastic? I'm sick of them falling out in the middle of a run and stripping out. possibly ALUMINUM? any help is appreciated.
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Does anyone know of another company that makes an after market cartridge that isn't cheap plastic? I'm sick of them falling out in the middle of a run and stripping out. possibly ALUMINUM? any help is appreciated.
If you build them correctly there shouldnt be the problem. But I think I know why they are falling apart. You are taking the top part off to put new o rings in and over time it doesnt click in as good which makes the top part fall off.
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that maybe it, the part wants to go in sideways and then just rips the threads away by itself.
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That snappy part needs to be glued to the threaded portion so it cant un-snap. just buy new cartridges and start over.
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yeah, those "snappy" ends may be my problem, they are such a big problem because they dont go on correctly and sit kinda crooked.
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MIP used to make aluminum cartridges, maybe try ebay. I would be concerned about them possibly scraping on the shaft though.
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Whenever I needed new o-rings I just got new cartridges .
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Whenever I needed new o-rings I just got new cartridges .
Yup, and then glue the caps to the cartridges
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I never have needed to glue them and have some shocks from the late 80`s with original cartridges .
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Well, you may want to glue the newer ones then, quality isnt as good as it used to be, with ae and losi
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Well, you may want to glue the newer ones then, quality isnt as good as it used to be, with ae and losi
LOL , ya . Nobody has the same quality they used to have .
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Donít understand why you would need to glue the caps on. I have a ton of Losi shocks from í88 through 3 CRs, have never had a cap come off or heard of same. Properly built there is not much pushing it off, they should even be pushed on each time the car goes airborne. Suggest something isnít right, maybe not lubing the rings before shaft assembly and getting the orings all distorted, or maybe some flash problem that I've never seen that isnít getting trimmed.

I would be scared to even try to glue them, I would really screw them up trying that. How do you keep glue off of the threads and seal area, and out of the orings?
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Donít understand why you would need to glue the caps on. I have a ton of Losi shocks from í88 through 3 CRs, have never had a cap come off or heard of same. Properly built there is not much pushing it off, they should even be pushed on each time the car goes airborne. Suggest something isnít right, maybe not lubing the rings before shaft assembly and getting the orings all distorted, or maybe some flash problem that I've never seen that isnít getting trimmed.

I would be scared to even try to glue them, I would really screw them up trying that. How do you keep glue off of the threads and seal area, and out of the orings?
Gluing them on isnt as hard as it seems. the newer stuff out there now isnt as good as the older stuff was, so you may have a problem if you buy a newer set of cartridges. Some how the pressure lifts one end up on the cartridge cap and then the preload on the o-rings is lost and thats when they leak like crazy. Alot of the pro's do this, so its not unusual by no means
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