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Old 08-17-2009, 09:40 PM
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Originally Posted by DG Designs View Post
but will it keep them from leaking? I will say the last time i rebuilt mine i used a LOT of slime and at least they are not leaking while sitting on the bench!
mine dont leak at all. so many people rag on the ae shocks being bad but in there not bad at all. if they are bad shocks then why have they won so many world titles. just my 2 cents.

also try new orings!
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Old 08-17-2009, 09:55 PM
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mine dont leak at all. so many people rag on the ae shocks being bad but in there not bad at all. if they are bad shocks then why have they won so many world titles. just my 2 cents.

also try new orings!
They rebuild them every run! Is there a better o ring than the stock ones?
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by DG Designs View Post
They rebuild them every run! Is there a better o ring than the stock ones?
if you are having to replace the o-rings every run because they are leaking that much you might have a different problem... like to much oil in the shocks.
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:07 PM
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If you have not rebuilt your shocks
and this applies to any brand, not just AE.....


two things happen ...

the seals swell
and
the shocks leak


But the worst is'nt apparent..

The word here is "striction"


Swollen seals grip the shock shafts way to tight..

The shock will not rebound all the way causing you to readjust the ride height higher & higher to get back to normal...

This makes for a lot less traction as it takes more force to initially move the shock shaft...

So you really have to rebuild often to keep that plush ride only new seals provide....

What ever you do don't use those other seals available !!!

They are way to tight and will add even more striction ..
Ae seals are the best you can buy for performance for your B-4....
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Old 08-17-2009, 10:26 PM
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What ever you do don't buy those other seals available !!!

They are way to tight and will add even more striction ..
Ae seals are the best you can buy for performance for your B-4....
I run GS I rings in all of my cars and they don't grab the shock shaft. They seal it alot better then AE rings, that's all I run my my cars and won't put another AE ring in any of my cars. For 2.50 and you get 20 rings. It's a deal, have you tryed any other rings to know that they suck, I know MIP makes good ones also that are pretty close to AE rings. Try them if you like them great use them, if not them don't.
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:14 PM
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Yes
They seal better , but smaller & too tight..
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry View Post
Yes
They seal better , but smaller & too tight..
Green Slime helps alot with the seal and the older MIP blue o-rings where nice. Also I notice that building and hearing that click is important to sealing them
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Old 08-17-2009, 11:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry View Post
Yes
They seal better , but smaller & too tight..
No they are not too tight, I run them and love them. See I don't think that The red rings give the shock a good seal. IMO.
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Sorry for giving you the bad news on the O-rings ....
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Originally Posted by astroboy403 View Post
mine dont leak at all. so many people rag on the ae shocks being bad but in there not bad at all.
+1 haven't had any of the leaking issues
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry View Post
porky

Sorry for giving you the bad news on the O-rings ....
Its ok but i know what you mean, AE made there rings for there shocks for a reason. I just like how long they last, they dont swell as fast, there cheap and you get 20 rings for 2.50. If i could find MIPs i would use them insted of GS.
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:27 AM
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I've never tried any other brand of o-ring in the AE shocks. I've never really had any reason to try something different. My shocks don't leak and stay pretty consistent between rebuilds. I don't rebuild as often as others, but I do run fresh oil every couple of race days. Dirty oil causes excess wear to pistons, shafts, bodies and the o-rings. Gritty oil is like liquid sandpaper inside the shocks and makes the shock action feel rough. Keeping fresh oil in your shocks keeps wear down and performance up.

Of course, use only AE oil in your shocks!!!
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i used ae untill i saw that losi has resealable caps on their oil so i use that. It doesnt leek all over now.
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i used ae untill i saw that losi has resealable caps on their oil so i use that. It doesnt leek all over now.
So do you losi shock oil or just there bottle?
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I've had a couple of the new style AE bottles leak if stored on their side. If stored upright everything stays nice and dry. Which can be tricky since the new bottles are taller than the old ones and don't fit into some containers.

I can tell you that every bottle of MuchMore oil I've had leaked like it had been shot by a BB gun.
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