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Old 12-25-2009, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry View Post
just use to much torque tighting the cap and it will cross thread even if threaded on correctly...
More than one way to cross thread

BDW its not everyone that has the problem...
i dont crank on them either, like david said, thats the issue.
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by not home View Post
i dont crank on them either, like david said, thats the issue.

I had no issues with the caps and I have helped many others build their new kits over the past few months...


No problems at all , only confuses me why you have the problem.....
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:16 PM
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idk why i am either, i bought two packs for the truck and buggy, and the buggy pack all stripped out. the trucks were fine.
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:26 PM
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Home , the caps are identical for both cars so why would the caps be good for one and not the other ?

a true story


I had someone have issues with his caps like you are right now .

he claim he did nothing wrong , even purchase a new set of bodies to try to fix...


still had issues even with the new bodies..

Then I helped build the shock for him and while we assemble them he remarked , you don't use a wrench to tighten the cap ?

I said, that's why your having issues with cross threading caps...

Only hand tight is all I do...

He's all good now ....

easy fix...
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:36 PM
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thats whats odd, i dont crank on my caps, i did one car, then the other, i think its odd for them to strip.
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:39 PM
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That's what that my buddy said Home , he was convince Ae did something wrong....

He's all good now thank goodness.... ..
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:55 PM
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well, i dont think ill go back to the bleeder caps, im fine with the std ones. it isnt difficult to screw down a shock cap, cuz they can strip with just the extra bit or force on them.
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Old 12-25-2009, 01:59 PM
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I understand Home , as my buddy was also convince as you that Ae had the problem...

If only we could sit down together and figure out what is going wrong...
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:31 PM
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I'm sure this has been asked about a million times. But my b4 is due for a trans rebuild I was thinking about doing the gear diff conversion would it worth a try or should I stick with the ball diff?
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Old 12-25-2009, 02:34 PM
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stick with the ball diff, its just whats better for racing, if youre a basher go ahead. i talked to one of the guys at the track, because he was trying one, he said it was so inconsistent and was just too slow. they last long but dont perform as the ball diff does. thats why they come on the rtr t4.1 and b4.1.

yeah, maybe it was just a bad batch of shock caps, thats what i think, even though it doesnt sound as it makes sense, thats what im going to leave it at, because on pack was good and the other stripped when i tried to put them on the second time.
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry View Post
Home , the caps are identical for both cars so why would the caps be good for one and not the other ?

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The threads on the bodies are different. When I discovered it I found that my new bodies had much taller threads than the old ones (these were pretty old, silver, not green). The AE team guy's threads were shallow as well (his coating looked a little different too, hmm....). The new caps worked on both, the old caps didn't work on the new bodies. I suspect that if I had tried tightening the new caps to the old bodies, they would've stripped.
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Old 12-25-2009, 03:35 PM
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Dave I'll take both styles bodies to Tacoma Screw & they will measure the threads and tell us if there is a difference...

That would help Ill bet...




I don't believe there is any change ...

I have the new caps ...

I also have older bodies & the new shock bodies ...


No difference, new Caps or old caps. They thread smooth on all style shock bodies I have ....
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry View Post
Dave I'll take both styles bodies to Tacoma Screw & they will measure the threads and tell us if there is a difference...

That would help Ill bet...




I don't believe there is any change ...

I have the new caps ...

I also have older bodies & the new shock bodies ...


No difference, new Caps or old caps. They thread smooth on all style shock bodies I have ....
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Old 12-25-2009, 04:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Wild Cherry View Post
Dave I'll take both styles bodies to Tacoma Screw & they will measure the threads and tell us if there is a difference...

That would help Ill bet...




I don't believe there is any change ...

I have the new caps ...

I also have older bodies & the new shock bodies ...


No difference, new Caps or old caps. They thread smooth on all style shock bodies I have ....
I promise you there IS a difference between the old bodies and the new.

It's not MUCH of a difference, but there is a difference in the threads.

I can't figure out if its just the coating, or actually the way they are machined...

But I 100% can tell you there IS a difference in threads between the older "silverish" bodies and the newer dark ones.

I'd really like to hear what you find out about them, but you WILL find out they are different in some way.

Although I agree.... Theres still nothing wrong with the caps on either body... You just can't thread caps that you've used on the OLD style onto the NEW style without being VERY careful.

Although I agree with x60Driver as well... The AE shocks suck in comparison to Kyosho or Losi. They can be built correctly and are just fine, but they do not last as long on a rebuild as the Kyosho or Losi shocks. The fact of the matter is, not many of us can drive like Maifield or Cavalieri.... Not many of us can feel the small differences either.

But if the shocks are good enough for those guys... I'll bet you they're good enough for most of us.

Just my .02......

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Old 12-25-2009, 06:32 PM
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these guys only drive ae shocks cos they have to.

I dont know how a company like ae can screw up something like shocks.

I dont remember ae having as bad shocks as they do today.
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