View Full Version : Anyone Tried to Reload their Shochs yet?? It's NOT easy.
02-08-2001, 04:10 AM
****, such a pain in the butt, i simply couldn't get the shock-caps tight enough that they dont leak. I cant figure it out, these shocks are just a total pain to reload, i always thought my GT shocks were tough, but these were just impossible to make perfect and i'm still not sure that they wpont leak a little. The bottom seals seemed to be damaged from taking the Bent-Shafts out and arn't quite as smooth. The Caps just wont get tight enough that i dont see a little oil come out when they're fully compressed. Boy, i love this thing, but i have had SOOO many little problems its not even funny.-Matt
02-08-2001, 07:10 PM
Here's a few tips when doing your shocks. When you pull your shock shafts through the top of the shock the threaded end will cut and damage the o-rings in the bottom of the shock most likely. You should get a shock rebuild kit and replace the damaged o-rings with new. This will keep the shocks from leaking on the bottom. Next, when you are tightening the shock caps the bladders can grab and wrinkle inside the top of the cap. This can create leaks. Take the bladders and lube them with shock oil before tightening. This will allow them to rotate in the shock cap as you tighten the caps down snug and prevent upper shock leaks.
HOP http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
[This message has been edited by HOPaLong (edited 02-08-2001).]
02-08-2001, 10:03 PM
Thanx for the Tips. I think i found an easier way, Finnaly. I take the little Rubber-Bladder out of the cap and place it on the top of the Shock-Body to 'bleed' xtra oil off. After i sompress the Piston all the way up, Oil bleeds out and THEN i put the cap on. Duh, just like my Associated Shocks. I dont know what i was thinkin', it's so easy this way. http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif-Matt
02-08-2001, 10:33 PM
I DO agree about the Rebuild kit too, I just got off the Phone with Customer service and my Rebuild kit is on the way. Although the MB is the only Traxxas product that i can personaly advocate, Traxxas definately has THE BEST customer service of ANY RC campany. Much thanks to Traxxas Customer support and especially Brad, that guy was super cool and really helped me out alot. You guys feel the same way i bet, huh?-Matt
02-09-2001, 12:53 AM
ive been running a 50 weight oil in my shocks since ive had the buggy and have had no problems with them in any way.im very glad too, the size of them id have to be buying the oil by the quart.
02-10-2001, 12:19 AM
Anyone know what the Stock oil weight is?-Matt
02-14-2001, 10:38 PM
exactly how long are the shocks to i am thinking of doing something crazy like sticking the rear ones on the rear of my pede http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif http://www.traxxas.com/ubb/smile.gif
02-15-2001, 09:41 AM
The stock shock oil is a silicone 30 wt oil. I personally load the shocks on the buggies that I runs with 25wt Bel-Ray motorcycle fork oil. It works very well.
02-15-2001, 09:47 AM
the shocks on a m.b. are about 7 inches long in the rear and about 5 1/2 in the front.you might want to look at some 1/8 scale buggy shocks for it, i have a kyosho 1/8 med. on my rustler and they are more then tough enough
02-16-2001, 12:22 AM
Hop, you sure about that stock oil being 30 wt?? If so,, those are some darn small holes in the stock pistons to dampen so much. Actually, they seem almost stiff for that wt oil.
02-16-2001, 09:57 PM
I hated how stiff they we're.And I just broke my buggie in today and bent the rear shock shaft!So I pulled it off called your awesome costomer support and blammo!New shock shafts on their way!But besides that I am gonna avoid having to replace them again.I took the oil out of my rear shocks and put all the shock spacers in the rear.Staightened the shaft out and I know its probly not the best idea in the world but Ive run it after that and its fine?And handles a bit better too.Or atleast seems to.
If it dont go fast then I dont want it
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