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Old 04-29-2009, 10:12 PM
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Okay, so I am new to Nitro and I just purchased a Picco Buggy. I have been building Traxxas bladder shocks for a while now. I have found information on how to build the OFNA shocks. But I was wondering about the bladders, some people I see are cutting them, or cutting out the center so they in essence become emulsion shocks. What do you say about this?
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Old 04-29-2009, 10:27 PM
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interesting never heard of that my guess is to get the air bubbles out cause i know when u put the bladder on its creates a big bubble know matter what u do .
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i did that to my old ae rc8 shocks and it worked out grate
cut out the center and drill a small hole in the shock cap
2mm bleed hole then put a screw in it
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I haven't done this yet but I guess it stops re-bound. Might have to try it on an old set of OFNA's and see how it goes.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:17 PM
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I wouldn't try it, never cared for emulsion shocks, they are too inconsistant. I would leave the bladder intact and when you bleed the shocks, push the shaft about half way up to limit rebound.
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