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Old 07-06-2004, 04:43 PM   #1
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Angry Issue with losi shock matcher

I bought the shock matcher in question used at least 6 months ago. Today, with a ton of time on my hands, I decided to rematch my shocks. I did it once before, but never double-checked it by switching the shocks(left and right), bushings, etc.
Anyway, when I double checked it today, I noticed something weird. The shocks that were matched(by length) in one sequence, would become unmatched when switched.By a good deal too, at least 1 notch. I changed around the bushings, but I had the same problem. Really fustrating.......
Anyone have an idea on what's wrong?

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Old 07-07-2004, 11:11 AM   #2
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Old 07-07-2004, 12:07 PM   #3
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what do you mean "when they are switched"? I would use a digital caliper to measure shock length... i have the losi shock tool but i haven't used it much since i haven't been racing all that much at the moment.
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When they are switched left to right, or vice versa.
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Hi.

I would try a different set of shocks first. it might be that one shock is binding up or has more drag than the other. I used one since they came out with no problems. we have stopped R/C racing and are Karting this summer.

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Okay, tried it with a different set of shocks and switched around the screws, same problem.
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Okay. Looks like the pointer just isn't centering. The "dead center" line is actually one notch to the left on mine. Go figure.
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I found the same thing on mine
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Okay. Looks like the pointer just isn't centering. The "dead center" line is actually one notch to the left on mine. Go figure.
yah i don't think mine is perfect either... they aren't exactly precision instruments but they are good enough to get close.
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yah i don't think mine is perfect either... they aren't exactly precision instruments but they are good enough to get close.
My Losi shock matcher runs dead in the center when things are OK. So far, it hasn't read any other way when I have rebuilt my shocks on two XXX-S cars.

Otherwise, I smell a recall coming on...So Losi can replace the obviously well hidden electronics in their shock matching tool...he,he...
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