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Old 07-01-2009, 06:08 PM   #4246
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Old 07-01-2009, 07:13 PM   #4247
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Default Aluminum shocks

Is there any real advantage on using aluminum shocks ? Improved smoothness or less maintenance ?
What are the best options ? Can I use the Serpent RCC shocks F (short) and R (long) or do I have to use 2 front sets ?

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Old 07-01-2009, 07:24 PM   #4248
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Old 07-02-2009, 05:09 AM   #4249
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the alluminium shocks are trully better than the plastic ones, they bleed easier so asembling them is easier and maybe smother....
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the alluminium shocks are trully better than the plastic ones, they bleed easier so asembling them is easier and maybe smother....
I think exactly opposite. I dont know how smoother is alum ones because I could never managed to bleed them right, at the same time plastic ones are just easy to set the rebound. Alum ones leak and get air in when I open the bottom cap. Havent figured it out yet. Also 2gr heavier per shock
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I think exactly opposite. I dont know how smoother is alum ones because I could never managed to bleed them right, at the same time plastic ones are just easy to set the rebound. Alum ones leak and get air in when I open the bottom cap. Havent figured it out yet.
I thought I was the only one I can't set the rebound on these things to save my life. Might go back to the plastic shocks.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:53 AM   #4252
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I think exactly opposite. I dont know how smoother is alum ones because I could never managed to bleed them right, at the same time plastic ones are just easy to set the rebound. Alum ones leak and get air in when I open the bottom cap. Havent figured it out yet. Also 2gr heavier per shock
they are only .5 grams heavier per shock, it's 2 grams in total per set between plastic and alloy. I built my alloy shocks with the following setup (o ring, plastic ring, o ring) this eliminates some tightness and still provides a good seal to stop oil loss
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Seems we don't have an accordance here...
I just asked about the Serpent RCC Shocks because I had a very good experience with them : smooth and user-friendly. The Xray ones are criticised by the most part of the owners...
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They both have pro's and con's.

The rcc shocks are really easy to build from the start and you never have air in them when you build them.
With the xray shocks you need to learn some tricks to build them properly.
But when you build the xray shocks they will act the same for quite a long time. I have used a set for 6 months without refilling them.

With the RCC shocks i had to refill them before every practice day and event.
Also had to replace the foams a lot to keep them smoothly.
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They both have pro's and con's.

The rcc shocks are really easy to build from the start and you never have air in them when you build them.
With the xray shocks you need to learn some tricks to build them properly.
But when you build the xray shocks they will act the same for quite a long time. I have used a set for 6 months without refilling them.

With the RCC shocks i had to refill them before every practice day and event.
Also had to replace the foams a lot to keep them smoothly.

Lol, 6 months no refill? Go ask Tjibbe Keller about that then!
You should refill them more often!
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LOL, 6 months refilling time ?

Isn't that the oil damper become disgusting just after 1 race meeting ?? ... especially the oil damper behind the exhaust pipe ?

I think you should change the oil damper after every race and more frequent for the oil damper behind the exhaust pipe.
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Well the shocks were still quite good, the oil was a little greyish after 6 months and looked more like sludge.
But it was my practice set, so couldn't be bothered to rebuild them.

And they don't get that dirty on the outside, i only run on pertinent tracks which are quite clean.
And if your shocks are getting dirty from your exhaust pipe your engine is running to rich.
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the alluminium shocks are trully better than the plastic ones, they bleed easier so asembling them is easier and maybe smother....
I also like the aluminum shocks better, but I don't think assembling is any easier than the plastic type.
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