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Old 05-27-2010, 02:57 PM   #1
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help my slash 2wd rear end is sitting very low ,and wont stay upfeels as if shooks lack oil,but they are full of oil any ideas please
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have you tried some stiff springs??
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Move the bottom of the shocks in toward the center one or more holes so thay are more vertical.

Can also try using preload spacers for the springs.
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Have the same here. We have two Slash 2WD and both are a little bit low at the rear. Wenn pushed down they donīt come fully up. I was told that is absolutely normal....

Rigth out of box they came with the 6mm spacers installed at the back, without them its even worse...
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i had the same problem with my slash, didnt think it had oil in them. so i moved the shocks up to the middle hole and placed the bigger spacer in there and truck works great.
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You want the a arms level so rebuild your shocks or just add fresh oil. Then put enough pre loaders above the springs to give them more rigidity. Also u can use losi springs fir different feels to the suspension I have losi blue springs all around. Good luck
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It's totally normal. Ever seen a real SC truck? They do the same thing. For optimum traction, thats just how they sit.
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Might be normal but Traxxas hinge pins are notorious for getting dirty and sticking so pull the shocks off and make sure everything is free.
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to get the front arms level espially on the slash you cant use spacers actually
because they wont get leveled but. at least when you push down the front end will come all the way back up, and this is with the shock oil filled up.
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Unscrew the caps on the bottom of the shocks, carefully lift out the blue seals, place some shock oil in the cavity, move the shaft in and out and then screw the cap back on just finger tight. You should see the shock rebound better and now the rear will be a bit higher than before. Dirt travels up the shock shaft and into the seals and they then rub the shaft and slow the shock from fully rebounding. I have four Slahes and they all did this.
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