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Old 01-26-2005, 05:07 PM   #1
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just got them in the mail, i got a 4 yokohomo/AE aluminum shock caps with the diaphram, and i got 4 plastic shock caps with the bleeding screw....now to my question, when im ready to re-build and i want to use these new caps should i remove the outer o-ring and shock sponge like the directions say? i dont want the shocks to start leaking! the kit also came with pressure sponges so maybe that will do the job of the shock sponge? and i know how to assemble the shocks and all that with the oil and everything but once i put the diaphram on and screw the top on do i need to get the air out? i would say no because the diaphram is in the shock so you couldent get any air out if you needed to? basicly im trying to figure out if i will need those bleeder caps at all?
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Use one or the other...not both....

I use the bladder caps and it makes assembly nice and simple
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Old 01-26-2005, 05:15 PM   #3
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okay yea and i like that caps that came with the bladders their aluminum blue anodized...very nice and strong! so the bladders eliminate the need to bleed?
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Just follow the instructins that came with the bladder caps
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okay, i was just trying to get some tips from people who have used them, because the instructions are on a little peice of paper the size of a bussniss card and very vauge
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Where did you order them from?

Anywhere I can find with them listed in their catalog, has no stock..


And noone local carries Yok parts...
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Old 01-26-2005, 06:03 PM   #7
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speedtechrc.com they were almost out of stock but they should be getting some in shortly
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Old 01-26-2005, 10:12 PM   #8
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well i just installed them and my shocks are soooo smooth! im a little worried because the direction said to remove that thin o ring on the bottom of the threads on the shock but but iam just following the directions but otherwise i recomend these for everybody!!!
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I use the Yokomo caps for quite a while now and think that they are the best upgrade to the associated shocks.
As mentioned above, remove the inner sponge and the o-ring as the instructions say. The diaphragm now does the job of sealing the shock. Also it is not necessary to bleed the shocks because the diaphragm makes the volume-compensation. To get the best results, use a air remover to get those small air bubbles out.
Also, the Yokomo caps work great on buggy shocks.
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