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Old 12-31-2007, 07:56 AM   #1
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I'm trying to build a set of blue threaded shocks for my TC3 and just can't seem to get them right. I'll get 2 real close for speed and rebound then let them sit for an hour and they're way off again. Building them according to the AE instructions but with no luck. Anyone got any secrets to building these.
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I'm trying to build a set of blue threaded shocks for my TC3 and just can't seem to get them right. I'll get 2 real close for speed and rebound then let them sit for an hour and they're way off again. Building them according to the AE instructions but with no luck. Anyone got any secrets to building these.
It sounds like they are leaking, would that be right?

make sure you let all the air bubbles out, have new o-rings, have a new bladder in the top, and screw the shock cap on snuggly. try not to "pack" the shocks as much, as leaks will still occur.

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They aren't leaking and all the parts are new. They are the older threaded shocks without the bladders.
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The older bladderless shocks are of the emulsion variety of shocks. They need the air in them to mix with the oil in order to work properly. You need to pump the shocks, just work them up and down, to mix the air in the oil then they behave predictably on the track.
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