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Old 12-30-2012, 06:19 AM   #1
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Not sure if im posting in the right section but anyways i 4 brand new team associated shocks and yesterday throughout the day while racing i found that 3 out of the 4 were leaking from the bottom of the shock body i assume.these are brand new and were built properly. is there a better rebuild kit out there or something that will correct this?
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being the TC3 is a 10+ year old car, if you have a brand new one the rubber
o-rings are probably rotted from age
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Old 12-30-2012, 06:49 AM   #3
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Im sorry, i was talking team associated shocks(blue ones)
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You don't have any problems here . The Ae shocks do leak from the top even when new. You'll need to get yokomo(#YS-8DMH bladders to solve the problem... Good luck....
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The FT TC3 shocks are great little units but do need to be built carefully. Make sure that all the O-rings are in good shape and use AE Green Slime when assembling the lowers. The upper caps tend to leak and that's pretty much par for the course. A simple fix is to replace the shocks with a set of Tamiya TRF shocks.
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Trf shocks are the best but cost $55+.... The Yokomo #YS-8DMH bladders cost $4 , and will make the Ae shocks Work almost as good as the trf shocks. Also, when you build your shocks, you should not scratch the shock shaft at all . Do not hold it with bare plyers, and do not put the O rings through the threads but only through the piston side of the shaft (that will prevent tears). Also lube the shaft and O rings first before installation. Using green slime is definitely good.....
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Thanks alot guys, much appricated..
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You don't have any problems here . The Ae shocks do leak from the top even when new. You'll need to get yokomo(#YS-8DMH bladders to solve the problem... Good luck....
where can i get these bladders? any links? thanks, shawn..
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where can i get these bladders? any links? thanks, shawn..
Try A-main hobbies, they are the official Yokomo source in North America, otherwise you can find them on ebay lots of times as well.

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They are available at Amainhobbies right now...
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Thanks for the replys guys, i'll check them out..
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You don't have any problems here . The Ae shocks do leak from the top even when new. You'll need to get yokomo(#YS-8DMH bladders to solve the problem... Good luck....
Quick question, they are leaking from the bottom how will these help me?? figured i would ask before i order them..
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If They are leaking from the bottom, then relieving the pressure at the top with a bladder/foam system will make them stop leaking everywhere, provided that your bottom O rings are good , and your shock shaft is not scratched up....
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If They are leaking from the bottom, then relieving the pressure at the top with a bladder/foam system will make them stop leaking everywhere, provided that your bottom O rings are good , and your shock shaft is not scratched up....
thankyou for the info..
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