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Old 01-08-2006, 09:01 PM   #31
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a direct comparison between the TRF shocks and the new schumacher ones, I think the new schumacher shocks are smoother than standard TRF shocks, I found the trf shocks to bind up when the lower seal cap was tightened all the way, it seemed the lower oring was being squished.

Schuey's new items whilst similar to TRF have a few new features no other shock on the market has, and im sure most will follow.
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Schuey's new items whilst similar to TRF have a few new features no other shock on the market has, and im sure most will follow.
What are these new features?
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Old 01-09-2006, 02:10 AM   #33
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The stock threaded shock from the HB Cyclone kit is I believe the best. It is teflon coated and the pistons are made of stainless steel or aluminum. Not so sure but surely not plastic.

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yeah, i also think hpi/hp shocks are nice. but they're purple...
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Old 01-09-2006, 02:49 AM   #35
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The stock threaded shock from the HB Cyclone kit is I believe the best. It is teflon coated and the pistons are made of stainless steel or aluminum. Not so sure but surely not plastic.

The pistons in mine are plastic (machined not cast), I've not seen a metal piston in any touring car shock.
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The pistons in mine are plastic (machined not cast), I've not seen a metal piston in any touring car shock.
Really? But the guys here who bought and uses the Cyclone have metal pistons on their shocks which came with the stock kit. I wonder why yours are plastic... better ask around why. Or maybe there was an error in packaging.



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The Cyclone stock shocks are black. The Hara edition is purple and the Surikarn edition are custom anodized blue.

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So your pistons are shiny silver colour? Mine are black, I can find out quite easily as I know a guy who works for the distributor.
I'll try to find out today and get back to you.
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So your pistons are shiny silver colour? Mine are black, I can find out quite easily as I know a guy who works for the distributor.
I'll try to find out today and get back to you.
Not mine actually. But my friends who own and drive Cyclones does. I'm using the stock shock on my pro4. Works well and smooth though. Let me know about the result.

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the JRXS shocks are the best ive used so far
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:01 AM   #40
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Well I have my reply for you Nicadrauspro4.
This is the e-mail I just received :-

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We are almost certain that the shock shafts are stainless steel. They are too heavy to be aluminium which makes us think they are steel. They are not chrome plated and don't rust which points to stainless steel.

There are no regional variations for the Cyclone.

If you were being picky the pistons are machined nylon!

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Well I have my reply for you Nicadrauspro4.
This is the e-mail I just received :-

Hi NAME REMOVED,

We are almost certain that the shock shafts are stainless steel. They are too heavy to be aluminium which makes us think they are steel. They are not chrome plated and don't rust which points to stainless steel.

There are no regional variations for the Cyclone.

If you were being picky the pistons are machined nylon!

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Oh. I'd better ask the guys here who owns Cyclone if it's the same as mentioned from your email. Anyway, regardless of the material used on the Cyclone's pistons, I still think that it's the best shocks available on the market today. Enjoy your Cyclone.

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Old 01-11-2006, 03:58 AM   #42
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Canister O-Rings best friend DOW-55..

These o-rings are made of Urithane DOW-55 is designed to make these o-ring swell which can help in a pinch if you don't have a rebuild kit and you have a leak on the bottom of the Shock canister. DOW-55 can be found in any hardware store. Cover o-rings in this grease and allow to set for 25 min and they'll should swell a small bit. 24 hours later they should be 1/4 their normal size. You may think that this will hinder shock and rebound of the shock shaft but becasue the lube is present in the o-ring the shaft should move freely without binding.

Plus if you think your pistons are binding on the sides of metel shock bodies, use bike wax. Coat the in side of the Shock body with the wax and pour out excess allow to dry. Insert Piston on shaft and move the assembly up and down in the shock body. This will remove any extra wax and polish the way into the shock body. I haven't noticed ANY problems with these shocks but I have noticed a longer life on the pistons and the Shock bodies are easier to clean the old shock oil out of of. I'll get you guys the exact stuff I use.
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I used the following shocks on my xray:
Xray stock
Tamiya TRF
Serpent 960 shocks

Its obvious I did not like the Xray ones. The tamiya ones are awesome smooth doesn't leak but to fit on an xray is kinda pain.

My favourite is the new serpent. It can be opened only on the bottom it has a self bleeding system smooth and rebuilding of a shock takes about 4 minutes (plus the time to get the air out of the oil).

There are two lenght available 68mm (front) and 73mm (rear). The rear ones are direct fit to all Xray T1. The T2 is not confirmed yet.

The shorter ones may fit to other brand.

The price however is quite high 100 bucks for a set... (two pairs) comes preassembled...
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