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Old 05-20-2010, 08:20 AM   #2131
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:13 AM   #2132
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Does anyone have a good way or link to a description of how to bleed/adjust rebound on xray shocks. The manual says to adjust rebound by taking off bottom assembly and slowly going up and down with piston. When i do this though it must suck in air because when i seel it back up it sounds squishy. Then the set up book says to loosen the top collar and let some oil out, but i cant get down to 25-50% rebound this way. Only more than 50%. Thanks
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Does anyone have a good way or link to a description of how to bleed/adjust rebound on xray shocks. The manual says to adjust rebound by taking off bottom assembly and slowly going up and down with piston. When i do this though it must suck in air because when i seel it back up it sounds squishy. Then the set up book says to loosen the top collar and let some oil out, but i cant get down to 25-50% rebound this way. Only more than 50%. Thanks
It takes some practice, but its really easy... ill go over the steps here that I do:

1) pull the piston all the way down
2) fill the shock body up with oil all the way to the top
3) quickly move the shock piston up and down 1/8th inch or so - doing so will get the bubbles out from underneith the piston
4) if the level of the oil has dropped, I usually put a couple drops back in so its full
5) make sure there are no bubble. if there are, i pop them with an exacto blade
6) Make sure the bleeder cap on the bottom of the shock body isn't closed, but open
7) place the cap on the top with the bladder and foam all ready to go, and thread it on straight down till its tight
8) push the piston all the way in, then all the way out, nice and slowly. (oil will leak out the bleeder cap)
9) Close the bleeder cap and check for rebound.
10) If there is still too much rebound, pull the bleeder cap off the shock body a TINY TINY bit (1mm or less)... and push the piston in and out slowly one more time
11) close bleeder cap, and check for rebound

Simple. This is how I do it, and I get perfectly fluid shock damping with 0 air in the shocks, with matched rebound.
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xray posted awhile ago they would post a bleeding video but not yet, so I run tamiya shocks
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Thanks Cpt. America. Do i get this right that the bleeder cap on the bottom you just loosen but don't take off all the way. Once it is opened and 0-ring moves down off the shaft i think is where it is letting the air inside for me. What seels the shaft to the body on the bottom if the o-ring slides down.
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Been too busy with other things in my life...Raced on Sunday for the first time in 5-6 weeks. Was going to build a T3; but haven't even bought one yet...

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Thanks Cpt. America. Do i get this right that the bleeder cap on the bottom you just loosen but don't take off all the way. Once it is opened and 0-ring moves down off the shaft i think is where it is letting the air inside for me. What seels the shaft to the body on the bottom if the o-ring slides down.
Well, if I have to bleed the shock with ONE more push of the shaft, i actually pop the bleeder cap off a TINY bit.. like 1mm... then I push the shaft back in slowly. As soon as the shaft is all the way in, i tighten the bleeder cap. Usually that gets me right to 50% rebound... 0 air.
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hey....Matt Francis ran a Xray once
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Dang! Forgot about that!
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Ahhh, well gotta get the important stuff done before playing with the toy cars.
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restock again !
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restock again !
I am liking that part, it made my car much more consistent near the end of the race
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I am liking that part, it made my car much more consistent near the end of the race
I still need to get one!


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does anyone know if they make a tray of some sort that moves the lipo outward?

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here is something for you. http://www.egrracing.com/shop/110-li...ox-p-2821.html
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