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Old 10-28-2002, 09:31 PM   #1
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Dear all racers,
I have experience of running diaphragm type dampers but I'm new to yokomo-typed! My problem is that those o-rings always enlarge after about 6 runs and these add a lot of friction to the damper! Why would this happen?? It also happens to diaphragm dampers but I know it would not appear in such short term.
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Maybe they just suck. Youre talkin bout the clear ones, right? MIP supposedly makes the best ones (the blue ones)
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Maybe they just suck. Youre talkin bout the clear ones, right? MIP supposedly makes the best ones (the blue ones)
Thanks! I think MIP is my way to go!
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fai,

The MIP will swell up as well. Most of us in this area prefer the Associated orings over the MIP. I've never seen the Yokomo shock but my guess the oring has no place to expand to so it places extra pressure on the shock shaft and therefore causes it to bind or create extra friction.

We have this same problem with losi shocks and their cartridges. With the losi shocks you can modify the cartridge to allow for the orings to expand. You maybe able to do the same for the yokomo shocks.

Here is a link to the information some of use put together to modify the Losi cartridge. When doing this we are able to use the orings for a few months besides just a couple of weeks. Maybe you can use the information for a similar fix to your problem.

http://www.coyotehobbies.com/forum/t...?TOPIC_ID=1134

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Jared Kirkwood,
Thanks for your kindly help!!

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Old 10-31-2002, 05:29 AM   #6
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I still find it odd, however, that soo many people have shock orings that swell. I havent touched my shock cartridges in my xxx in years. I'll inspect them , but theyre never swollen . I hope my yok's dont swell
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MIP will not work on Yokomo, Tamiya or other metric diameter shock shafts. They will leak badly.
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ooooooo didnt think about that
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