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Old 04-15-2010, 06:09 AM   #1
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any one got any tips?

i ussually spend about half a bottle of oil trying to get the left and right feeling the same and end up with oil all over my hand and just give up..

i can NEVER get the right to feel the same or get the same rebound!
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www.teamxray.com Try this out bro. you have to go through the site a bit, but they have a very informative section on the set up section on shocks, hope this helps.
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Try this out bro. you have to go through the site a bit, but they have a very informative section on the set up section on shocks, hope this helps.
I spent an hour searching the site and couldn't find it. Maybe the article was removed...
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Just "google" rebuilding RC shocks
It will pull up quite a few sites.
Ofna has a good video on building shocks.
It is for off-road shocks, but the method is pretty much the same with on-road shocks
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Here is a video that shows you how to properly rebuild a shock, http://www.redrc.net/2009/11/pro-tip...%80%93-part-2/
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iv seen about 5 different ways of doing it

re-fill as normal remove bubbles etc!

1. shaft compressed then bladder on & screw on
2. shaft extended then bladder on & screw on
3. same as above 2 but bladder inside cap.

4. shaft compress, bladder on, then extend shaft with bladder on so it sucks in the bladder etc.

thanks iv watched that video
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i try to glue of bladder..
i have great performance.
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iv seen about 5 different ways of doing it

re-fill as normal remove bubbles etc!

1. shaft compressed then bladder on & screw on
2. shaft extended then bladder on & screw on
3. same as above 2 but bladder inside cap.

4. shaft compress, bladder on, then extend shaft with bladder on so it sucks in the bladder etc.

thanks iv watched that video
do you think you can get the shocks exactly 100% the same your kidding your self, just get the shocks to rebound, not too quickly about 5 seconds if its 1or 2 seconds thats too fast. compress the two at the same time and get them close to the same, when you run the car the shocks don't move nearly as far as you think.
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i was wondering on what weight mugen shock oil is compairable to there 600 weight oil is it 50 55 weight
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Just get a Serpent a Serpent shock building tool, easiest shocks to build.
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i was wondering on what weight mugen shock oil is compairable to there 600 weight oil is it 50 55 weight
usually 600 is equal to 60 wt. and 400 is equal to 40 wt and so on
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usually 600 is equal to 60 wt. and 400 is equal to 40 wt and so on
Well almost, cst rating not that simple. At first there was a calculation floating around that you simply drop the last Zero of the cst rating and it translates to it "in wgt" counter part. That is not true. Also keep in mind ALL oils are NOT equal. That being said...here you go...

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http://www.rcrcr.com/index.php?optio...eral&Itemid=46

found this, i use losi weight and it is saying 40 is = 500.
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