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Old 08-11-2006, 02:08 AM   #7756
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what are we all doing to prevent the shocks from leaking ?

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hey guys
what are we all doing to prevent the shocks from leaking ?

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use gs racing's shocks rebuild kit
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:39 AM   #7758
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hey guys
what are we all doing to prevent the shocks from leaking ?

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What you mean all?
I refilled my shocks after about 7 race days last night and they were like new, no air and just a bit dirt in them. Kyosho shocks is about the best i've built after Tamiya shocks
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Old 08-11-2006, 09:04 AM   #7759
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I've heard several complaints about Kyosho shocks leaking. Fortunately, I haven't had that problem. When I build my shocks, I make sure that I use green slime on the O-rings and make sure that the shocks are properly bled. Another thing to look at are the shock shafts? If their scored then you're going to have some fluid leaking. Also check that your bladders don't have any tears. The only thing that I would like to see are bleeding holes in the shock cap. When I screw down the shock cap, I do it VERY slowly, so that the shock has a chance to bleed.
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Old 08-11-2006, 01:44 PM   #7760
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hey guys
what are we all doing to prevent the shocks from leaking ?

thanks!

There is a very simple rule to prevent your shocks from leaking........do not over tighten them.....if you do the bladders will get pinched...this causes the leaks....I was having that problem at this years W-Nats I couldnt figure out why they were leaking ...i replaced bladders and they would still leak......I went over to Josh Cyrul he checked my shocks and said they were to tight at the cap... he did them for me and they were fine......

Thanks Josh...better late then never....also thanks for helping me get fuel mileage.....the Tornado was awesome...

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There is a very simple rule to prevent your shocks from leaking........do not over tighten them.....if you do the bladders will get pinched...this causes the leaks....I was having that problem at this years W-Nats I couldnt figure out why they were leaking ...i replaced bladders and they would still leak......I went over to Josh Cyrul he checked my shocks and said they were to tight at the cap... he did them for me and they were fine......

Thanks Josh...better late then never....also thanks for helping me get fuel mileage.....the Tornado was awesome...

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Hey Rob what fuel percentage did you use
after talking to josh he was using 16% I was shocked when I saw how fast he was
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Hey Rob what fuel percentage did you use
after talking to josh he was using 16% I was shocked when I saw how fast he was

25% you dont need to run those crazy Nitro contents to be fast.....alot of guys in the A-Main where not running high levels..
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25% you dont need to run those crazy Nitro contents to be fast.....alot of guys in the A-Main where not running high levels..
I know exactly what you mean a couple of guys were running 40% & I know there were a few who ran 5 ports
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I know exactly what you mean a couple of guys were running 40% & I know there were a few who ran 5 ports
5 ports isnt that illegal in touring
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Yeah it is but when they were not teching I guess some got away with it
it is so easy to hear it on the track on accelaration thru a turn
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Wow you can tell by the way they sound......I wouldnt be able to tell thats for sure....hey George I hope my motor sounded like a three port cause it was
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Your good to go Rob most of the time you will hear the 5 port stand out as it will rev higher & shift sooner than the average 3 port. What's up nothing good on cable
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Your good to go Rob most of the time you will hear the 5 port stand out as it will rev higher & shift sooner than the average 3 port. What's up nothing good on cable

Im not a big tv junkie........just surfing the net..
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25% you dont need to run those crazy Nitro contents to be fast.....alot of guys in the A-Main where not running high levels..
Robert, what's good? Your rite, I ran 20 percent in qualifying due to runtime issues then switched to 30 percent for the main.

And as for the speculation of certain drivers running 5 ports, I SERIOSLY DOUBT IT, not on that level anyhow.Maybe 40 percent.

It was nice to finally meet you. See you at the next one.
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