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Old 12-22-2002, 10:07 PM   #1
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what is the difference between the alloy and nylon shock bodies???
which is better
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Old 12-23-2002, 04:10 AM   #2
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Well I've changed to the alloy bodies bacause the first time I rebuilt the plastic ones they had warped so much I couldn't get the caps back on.

Having said that, the seals at the bottom don't seem to be working with the alloy ones and they leak like a sieve...
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I`ve run the Serpent/X-Ray shock on 1/8 on road on down to 1/10,and have never had a problem with the plastic bodies or found a reason to switch to the aluminum ones.
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Plastic ones are fine! unless you take a direct impact on them...then they break up in two! However, unless they have improved the finish inside the bodies from Serpent times......I would stick with the plastic. Serpent alloy bodies are renown for being "not smooth"........
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The alloy bodies are good replacements when the plastics warp or sustain irrepairable damage as a result of a direct impact. Just keep in mind on a hot day outside, the track temp may deform the shock bodies causing inconsistent piston action. I haven't had any problems with the alloys, my plastic shocks leaks more.
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