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Old 05-21-2010, 12:54 PM   #1
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O.K they look really cool but they leak leak leak. I am using stock oil and building the sprung setup. I used team associated green slime when putting them together and that usually works great but not this time. I guess thread sealent tape. Anybody got any opinions using the stock shocks?
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:34 PM   #2
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Try using better shock oil. Start with 30wt oil.
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:45 PM   #3
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Agree 100% a higher density oil might solve the problem.
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I have the shorter version of those on a rock racer for quite some time now and they haven't leaked a single drop.
Even with the stock oil.
When building them you should be real careful with the cartridges cause they are very soft plastic and when you think they are fully threaded they still need a couple of turns to be tight.
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:19 AM   #5
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Mine leak
I've built other gmade shocks that worked perfect and never leaked a drop.

The R1 shocks are just junk
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I have the shorter version of those on a rock racer for quite some time now and they haven't leaked a single drop.
Even with the stock oil.
When building them you should be real careful with the cartridges cause they are very soft plastic and when you think they are fully threaded they still need a couple of turns to be tight.
Sure enough, I wasn't tightening them enough. The plastic is so soft I was worried about stripping them. Thanks!
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:16 PM   #7
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The R1 shocks are just junk


not at all...i have axial 30w in mine and they dont leak a bit. i'm actually starting to really like these shocks...dont be afraid to give them one more crank after you think you've got them tight.
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I just put a set together for my crawler build, they leaked until I tightened them more but not a drop since. I was afraid of stripping them too but they take a lot more than you'd think.
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