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Old 12-16-2006, 08:07 AM   #1
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hi guys anyone used one of these if so any tips thanks stephen
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I could be wrong, but if it is the shock tool you are talking about. I haven't used it. I think it is a gimmick like some other products out there. Just tap the shocks to get air bubbles to rise. Before assembling them slide shock stroke up and down, air is gone. Less bulk in your toolbox is better. Just my opinion.
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Old 12-16-2006, 10:30 AM   #3
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If it is the shock pump, I've used it. It will drive you CrAzY! you can pump the thing 100 cycles and air will keep coming out. Does it work? Not really any better then doing it the manual way.
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If it is the shock pump, I've used it. It will drive you CrAzY! you can pump the thing 100 cycles and air will keep coming out. Does it work? Not really any better then doing it the manual way.
yes it is the shock pump. when i rebuild my shocks i can hear a squeeking noise.even though i have been slowly pumping the shocks for 30mins i can ever seem to get all the air out and was told that this is what the top guys use to get there shocks smooth
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i have been using one the last few months and i found that it helps speed the process up but i still have to move the shock shaft up and down and rotate it to remove all the air.
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Just my 2 - I have found the shock pump to be the best device to date to fully bleed shocks of all air. I've used it with all types of shocks with perfection every time. If you over pump the device, air will leak through the shaft seals and you will continually have air bubbles. This is my process:

1. Partially fill the shock body
2. Plunge shock shaft up and down by hand to remove large bubbles
3. Fill shock body to factory spec with piston down
4. Place all four shock in the shock pump
5. Pump 4-5 times...you will see the shock bodies bubbling
6. Wait 5 minutes or until all bubbles are gone
7. Remove shocks and plunge again by hand
8. Repeat 5 thru 7 twice more
Done

This may seem like a lot to do just to get perfect shocks, but they also last longer and operate smoother. Hope it helps.
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ok thanks i will try that
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where in the states has anyone been able to find these?
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where in the states has anyone been able to find these?
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where in the states has anyone been able to find these?
oh sorry i got mine from precision rc in hong kong
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go to any chemestry lab in any high school and they'll have a vacume. Big glass bell over a metal plate and it'll suck the air out of that chamber for as long as you want. I have access to one at my college. I go to the chem lab to build my shocks, I made a jig to hold the open, oil filled shock bodies and flip on the machine....few minutes later, the oil is almost white because there's so much air and air particles coming out of it. Then you put it back together, BUTTAH smooth shocks....that's my experience atleast...
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Hes got a vaccuum in his shocks. KABOOM!
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Old 12-17-2006, 10:45 AM   #13
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only placed i have found in the US that sell them are

www.speedtechrc.com ( stock if limited)
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http://www.rckenon.com/public_html/s...alog/index.php

i got mine from rckenon.
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thanks guys.
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thanks guys.
try rc-toro thats where i got mine
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