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Old 03-03-2013, 05:36 PM
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i have had a traxxas rustler for like 3 years and have never changed the oil in the shocks. i just took both the front ones apart to clean and check them and saw that there is more sand in the cylinder than oil. i was wondering if there was anything i could use as a substitute for oil because i live really far from any hobbyshop and is it even worth changing the oil or do i need new shocks?
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i have had a traxxas rustler for like 3 years and have never changed the oil in the shocks. i just took both the front ones apart to clean and check them and saw that there is more sand in the cylinder than oil. i was wondering if there was anything i could use as a substitute for oil because i live really far from any hobbyshop and is it even worth changing the oil or do i need new shocks?
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I've heard of ppl using gear oil..or even jack oil
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Order some oil. Its pretty cheap almost everywhere.
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3 years??!! Please say you're pulling our legs.
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3 years??!! Please say you're pulling our legs.
Id believe it. It all depends on how much use, and what kind, the vehicle sees. My old nitro rustler still has the stock front shock oil 14 years later lol. Only reason the rear oil is different is because I popped one of them. But I haven't even run the truck outside of firing it up to get some heat and fresh lubricant inside the engine in the past 3 years. I just moved closer to a nice outdoor track though, so that should all change this spring/summer.

To answer OP: Order some oils online, along with some rebuild kits. If you don't have functioning seals then your shocks will be just about useless regardless of what you put in. You can get assorted packs for a decent price and they come with 5 or 6 weights spanning like 20-45 so you have some options. Oil brand comes down to preference for the most part, I prefer losi oils but in all honesty I couldn't tell a difference between the same weight losi and ae oil on the same vehicle.
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3 years??!! Please say you're pulling our legs.
i got it about 3 yrs ago and used it for that whole summer in the sand but only like once a week. it sat in my room for the past couple yrs and i recently got back into using rc cars and i bought 2 other rc cars. so its not like i used it every day for 3 yrs. i would be shocked if the shocks made for 3 yrs of using it even once a week
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Use Astroglide. 100% pure silicone!
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