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Old 12-07-2008, 06:49 AM   #16
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this shock building stuff is a pain.

i am doing the rear exactly the same, and while i will probably buy new shocks i want these to be correct for the first few times i go out. what am i doing wrong?

when i bleed them, and tighten them down with the piston at the bottom of the shock it wants to pull the shaft back in once i pull it to the top of its stroke and from the bottom of the stroke it won't hardly push it out..... the other one will pull it in a little, but push it out as well from the bottom.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:03 AM   #17
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It been a little while since I built losi shocks, but it I remember correctly. Once built and tightened down when you pull the shaft out (extend it) - it should "suck" back a little bit. Also make sure when you push the shock in (compress it) it has full motion going it - if there is too much oil it will not allow full range of movement.
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It's actually pretty simple. You'll get that action you're describing sometimes. For your situation, it's probably not a huge deal.

Get RPM shock tools - makes your life easier. http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/product...s/wrenches.htm

Here's how I build shocks - Fill the body with oil to the bottom of the threads. Insert the cartridge and tighten it down by hand. Make sure you wrap a rag around it - it will get messy. You may have to untighten it a little to get the piston to move. Tilt the shock body in your hands at a 45 degree angle. Push the shaft and piston in slowly and push the excess oil out around the cartridge. Once you get the piston pushed all the way in, use your RPM Shock Wrenches to snug down the cartridge. The shaft and piston should have a little reboud - meaning the shock shaft should push out a centimeter or two. That's it! Put the spring on and off you go. Good luck. If you have any other concerns, Private Message me.
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Old 12-07-2008, 09:55 AM   #19
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then i guess they are correct. thats good to know. thanks guys. i will be picking up some tools/extras when i get a little more money.
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The RPM guys are really good. Everyone needs at least an RPM transmission cover to replace stock on the buggies and trucks.

Now, for my elightenment of the day, I didn't know they had these but alas, they do: http://www.rpmrcproducts.com/product...x.htm#danglers
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:04 PM   #21
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does anyone sell a hardware set? i see losipartshouse has basically all of them but does anyone have one that includes all the hex head screws?
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look at the tonys screws kits..
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Old 12-07-2008, 02:56 PM   #23
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would the XXX CR kit be what i need, even though it's for the buggy? Or...the XXXT-MF2
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