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Old 10-04-2001, 11:10 AM   #1
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Default how often do you rebuild your shock dampers?

I just rebuild the dampers last night..... it was pretty nasty... the damper oil i put in (AE 70W) were turning black.. a lot of dirt has found its way into it.
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Old 10-04-2001, 12:22 PM   #2
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I haven't done it yet - I've been experimenting a lot with springs and dampers last season, so the oil is changed very often. However, my current shock oil is used for quite a time now, so maybe I should check it out... good tip.
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I'm lazy... so I only do it when I have to. ie when they leak and start 'squeaking'. Fortunately, I have the benifit of the Serpent adjustable dampers on my Xray so I can afford to do that!!
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Old 10-05-2001, 08:56 AM   #4
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I tear the whole car down and rebuild every week. I like the consistency and the feeling of knowing every thing is perfect. Was pretty much forced to do that in the off-road days and continued on into on-road.
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Old 10-05-2001, 05:29 PM   #5
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Jack Smash - that is exactly what I do!

I rebuild after every race. I hate the feeling of having dirty parts. I feel guilty for leaving my shocks and ball differential/one ways left dirty. I will attempt to buy as much carbon fiber and aluminum parts for my new TA04R soon (because the flat carbon fiber and aluminum is much easier to clean than plastic/molded carbon tubs and pieces.)
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I dont usually rebuild it...but after i read this....and say.why not.and i did it.hahahah
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whats to rebuild? isnt there just fluid to change?
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whats to rebuild? isnt there just fluid to change?
Wow you've been digging up some OLD threads

Other then your fluid you would replace the bushings and o-ring in the shocks. You'd only do that if your shocks were leaking too much. But it's something that is cheap and easy to do so to keep your shocks running well you should check the o-rings every so often.
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How often should I rebuild my friction shocks?



























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Oldest thread ever dug up from the grave! holycrap
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I sell my car when the shocks need fresh oil.....
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:32 PM   #12
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haha! epic answer.

I never rebuild them unless they are filled with air bubbles or is crap setup wise.
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i wait untill the guy next to builds his then i switch his for mine
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Just the other day I stumbled across a post of mine from early 2007 where I mentioned I had just purchased a particular car, It surprised me I'd had the car that long, and I remember thinking that it was about time I checked the shocks.

They still feel alright so I'm guessing there is some oil left in there, 3 years sounds about right.
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Just the other day I stumbled across a post of mine from early 2007 where I mentioned I had just purchased a particular car, It surprised me I'd had the car that long, and I remember thinking that it was about time I checked the shocks.

They still feel alright so I'm guessing there is some oil left in there, 3 years sounds about right.
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