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Old 06-24-2017, 11:18 AM   #1
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Does anybody have a fix for the leaking icons included in the scx10.2 kit? I've looked up several threads and the traxxas 2362 xrings only work on the larger bore icons. I've rebuilt using protek blue shock grease but that appears to only temporarily fix leaking.


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Old 06-24-2017, 11:39 AM   #2
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Axial shocks suck. The best option is to buy something like GMade to replace them.

You can use Teflon tape on the threads and Associated Green Slime / Noleen suspension grease on the o-rings and they'll leak less. I've never been able to stop them from leaking.

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Old 06-24-2017, 11:41 AM   #3
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You could measure the orings and buy quality ones from mccar or somewhere like that?

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Old 06-24-2017, 12:29 PM   #4
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You could measure the orings and buy quality ones from mccar or somewhere like that?

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I did measure them but McMaster didn't have small enough ones. It looks like they mostly leak around the orings and shaft. I searched this forum and have used the Traxxas xrings on the bigger bore axial shocks with great success. Didn't know if anybody had sourced replacements of better quality.


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Old 06-24-2017, 12:30 PM   #5
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It seems that most of the leaking comes from overpressurizing the shocks at full compression (since the 10.2 doesn't feature the normal rubber bump stops).

I've read/saw somewhere (might have been JPRC on Youtube) that it can be fixed by inserting some bladders from a different shock, so that at full compression the oil has somewhere to go instead of out of the seals.
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Old 06-24-2017, 12:31 PM   #6
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Axial shocks suck. The best option is to buy something like GMade to replace them.

You can use Teflon tape on the threads and Associated Green Slime / Noleen suspension grease on the o-rings and they'll leak less. I've never been able to stop them from leaking.

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I may go that route. Was waiting to hear initial reviews on the rsd's.


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Old 06-24-2017, 12:35 PM   #7
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I may go that route. Was waiting to hear initial reviews on the rsd's.


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Those certainly are more affordable than than the Proline Scalers I've been using. Curious if other spring rates are available?

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Those certainly are more affordable than than the Proline Scalers I've been using. Curious if other spring rates are available?

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I wondered the same thing. I think I read the RC4wd krawler springs for their 110mm shocks fit.


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Old 06-25-2017, 05:20 AM   #9
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I'm pretty sure you can use the xribgs on those. They should be the same size as the plastic ones. I used 1x xring and 1x stock ring and no leaks so far.

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I'm pretty sure you can use the xribgs on those. They should be the same size as the plastic ones. I used 1x xring and 1x stock ring and no leaks so far.


I put them in mine as well. I replaced the plastic spacer with an X ring, with an o ring above and below. No leaks. They do stick though until first compression then they're good. On my next kit I'm gonna try just replacing one of the O rings (upper one) and see if that fixes the sticking issue. They are definitely bigger than the stock O rings so they aren't a perfect fit, but I believe they're better than the stock ones alone.
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Old 06-25-2017, 01:29 PM   #11
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Get the traxxas X-ring,and problem is solved.Thit that with mines,no leak at al smooth and silky now
Item number is 2362
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Old 06-25-2017, 03:09 PM   #12
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Get the traxxas X-ring,and problem is solved.Thit that with mines,no leak at al smooth and silky now
Item number is 2362


2362 doesn't fit these. These are the size that come in the kit and use a smaller 2.5x1.5mm oring
https://www.amainhobbies.com/axial-r...i30103/p255989

They do fit these though. These use a larger 3.5x1.5mm oring. The 2362 works or you can get them in bulk at McMaster in this size.
https://www.amainhobbies.com/axial-r...i31172/p363547




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Old 06-26-2017, 12:46 PM   #13
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I used them in my icon shocks for the SCX10 2 kit
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Old 06-26-2017, 12:59 PM   #14
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Biggest SINGLE upgrade
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SO........are the shocks leaking?
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Old 06-26-2017, 04:42 PM   #15
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First link didn't work for me but the second did. Scroll past post #7 to post 16 and they confirm the redesign using smaller orings and 2362 no longer fits. I didn't measure but I didn't really need to. Visually the difference in size was obvious.


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Old 06-27-2017, 11:24 AM   #16
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Its slightly bigger but it does fit using some grease
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Old 07-02-2017, 12:55 PM   #17
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I was never able to fix mine. Went with Traxxas big bore shocks.


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