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Old 07-30-2004, 01:31 PM   #1
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I am wondering what you all do to get your AE shocks the best they can be...(seals, lubrication,etc)
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Old 07-30-2004, 02:03 PM   #2
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Use green slime instead of shock oil around the o-rings you insert.
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Old 07-30-2004, 02:30 PM   #3
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3 things mip blue seals
hpi shock bladders
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I would warn that MIP blue seals are not the proper size, and it is pretty much agreed by everyone that i know that they are horrible.
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I agree. Don't use the mip seals. I have used the GS seals with good luck, but the stock seals are fine. Use green slime. I also would not use bladders.

If you want to make it easier to get them right, you can make small bleeder holes in the plastic caps and thread a very small screw (I have used pinion set screws or the small screws that hold a front one way gear (on road) on to the hub). This makes it much easier to bleed air and excess oil out of the shock.
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Old 07-31-2004, 02:26 PM   #6
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Green Slime around the o-rings & get the Yokomo shock caps, or make your own like Scott Fisher does. As far as assembly, the AE shocks are some of the easiest & best in the industry and relatively unchanged for years!
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Nrctc3 has it right on the money. Use yokomo shock caps they are about $3 for 2 of them. All you have to do is fill the shock up with oil and compress it to get excess oil out. Then simply screw in bleeder screw and you have perfect shocks. I use yokomo caps on my B4 as well. I have had good luck with mip seals it is possible they had a bad batch at one time.
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does anyone have a link on these yokomo caps? or could u point me in the right direction to find them? thanks
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I believe www.speedtechrc.com carries them... I know I've seen them somewhere.
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http://64.70.208.72/speedtechrc/26.html



ys-8y is the part number
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Another thing I like to do is mark my shocks by wt. Just use a permanent marker on the shock cap or body. As well as mark the piston number on the piston. I think AE tells you to do that in their manuals now.
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