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Old 02-21-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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Questions?? How often do you rebuild your Losi shocks?

Curious how often you guys change fluid in your Losi shocks. I am running an XXXT-CR and change mine every raceday, and was wondering if that is too much or not enough.

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As a general rule, if they arent smooth, rebuild them. You dont have to rebuild them all the time, I just put new o rings in after about 5 oil changes. I normally refil them every 2 race weekends, more or less if they are still smooth.
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The easiest way to tell if you need to refill your shocks is by turning the car upside-down and push on the arms. You can feel if there are air gaps. If you need to do this more than once every couple of weeks of racing then you might want to change your cartridges as well...


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Thanks guys I think I have been changing fluid too often.
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when i used to run my Losi t-cr
i rebuilded them everytime i showed up to the track to race.
that way their set for the race and set to the track temp and conditions.
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when i used to run my Losi t-cr
i rebuilded them everytime i showed up to the track to race.
that way their set for the race and set to the track temp and conditions.
Yeah this is what I have been doing also. I was just wondering if it was overkill. Been going through alot of shock oil running two trucks.
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If the shocks aren't empty you can also make adjustments by changing the springs... the spring tension and shock position. A lot of people forget and always change just the oil.

These cars are infinitely adjustable.

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