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Old 05-15-2003, 11:48 PM   #1
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Do shock shaft have to be extremely smooth? will any scratches on the shocks affect the performance? How often do I need to rebuild?
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Do shock shaft have to be extremely smooth? will any scratches on the shocks affect the performance? How often do I need to rebuild?
yes, must be SMOOTH !!

scratched shaft will cuz damages to the shock o-rings and result to a leaking shock. try to rebuilt it as frequent as possible to make performance consistant say every week or two.
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While where on the subject of shocks.
should the shaft have rebound after you have built them with out the spring on
or should they stay inside the the shock body when pushed in.
Have spoken to a lot of guys about this but keep getting conflicting info.
Rebound or no rebound.
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better yet, polish your shock shafts with your dremal tool. Just use a little Flitz and your set.
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My shock rebounds but I think the o-rings are worn out. Dirt seems to be able to seep into the shock making the oil dirty. I did polish the shock and it is shiny but have a few scratches due to the pliers when treading the endcaps.
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If your shocks have bladders in them- the silicone things that you stick the shock cap over -then your shock shaft should rebound to around half of its full length. This in itself is a tuning option. HPI has a firmer bladder for their shocks that allows the shock to rebound slightly quicker after being compressed.

Keep those shafts smooth. When you rebuild your shocks and you see that when you pour out the oil, and notice is not of the same color as it was when you first began, then replacing the seals is the proper response. This shows that dirt is entering the shock body through the orings, via the shock shaft.
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