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Old 06-29-2005, 03:56 PM   #1
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Default Another Tamiya shock question....

When building the shocks, where do you use the clear o-rings and then where do you use the black o rings? In the directions it doesnt clearly define which are which. Thanks.
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Black o-rings are not used at all and 1 clear is used in the lower cap with a teflon spacer and the shock guide.
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then what is the reason for giving you the black o-rings? is that to get the shock shaft the right length for use on other vehicles?

Btw: these shocks are going to on my xray, so does that make any difference?
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then what is the reason for giving you the black o-rings? is that to get the shock shaft the right length for use on other vehicles?

Btw: these shocks are going to on my xray, so does that make any difference?
The include the to be used as limiters....or to be used inside the shock bladder to enhave the shock rebound...

Diffuser is right, the clear o-rings go into bottom of the shocks with the guides

I'm not sure about using them on an xray, I think there is a thread somewhere (P-Dub's, I think) that explains everything you need to mount them
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Not sure what the X-ray shock shaft length is but that would be about the only issue you would have. Depending on the shocks that you picked up you might need the longer shaft.
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For xray's do not use the o-ring on the shaft to limit the length.

You need the full length of the shock to work on any of the xray T1 series

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For xray's do not use the o-ring on the shaft to limit the length.

You need the full length of the shock to work on any of the xray T1 series

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you do need a shorter shaft for the Yokomo BD if you want to use Tamiya shocks (front only) for the rear, no o-rings are needed to limit shock length.
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thanks for the help, i finally got everything worked out. I just wish the directions would have specified which o-ring is which, because all it says is O-ring. Its somewhat frustrating, but i understand it alot better now. I do have to say these shocks are really easy to build, alot easier then my xray shocks.

Also, just out of curiousity, is it alright to have some threads on the bottom of the shaft exposed? I needed to back the ball end off a little to get them to fit correctly and be to adjust them.
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Also, just out of curiousity, is it alright to have some threads on the bottom of the shaft exposed? I needed to back the ball end off a little to get them to fit correctly and be to adjust them.
Yes this is ok, just make sure the ball end still has enough grip on the shaft, I wouldn't show more then 2.5mm of the thread.
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