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Mr.JayDeeM 09-02-2012 07:48 PM

motor oil as a shock oil?
 
i was wondering if motor oil will be too thick for the shock oil? Lets say a 5w30? or 0w20?

simp 09-02-2012 08:05 PM

Re: motor oil as a shock oil?
 
I would not use it, I`D use regular silcone shock oil

Mr.JayDeeM 09-02-2012 08:29 PM

Re: motor oil as a shock oil?
 
What wt do you suggest for a strictly rock crawler with medium rate internal springs from tcs into my stock ax10 shocks...

greggreg2011 09-02-2012 08:35 PM

Re: motor oil as a shock oil?
 
thats funny, i had a stad. truck i did motor oil in back when i lived in il. it actually works but is messy and not as good as the real deal oil that is only 3 bucks per 2oz bottle. just stick with real shock oil

Mr.JayDeeM 09-02-2012 08:38 PM

Re: motor oil as a shock oil?
 
Okay, what wt though? I don't have tt problem.

greggreg2011 09-02-2012 08:42 PM

Re: motor oil as a shock oil?
 
i honestly think i used the oil that mixed with the weedwhacker

greggreg2011 09-02-2012 08:43 PM

Re: motor oil as a shock oil?
 
if you mean wt for real shock oil it all depends on what you have. you need to give info and even with options it depends what works for you

Grabbem88 09-02-2012 08:52 PM

Re: motor oil as a shock oil?
 
I have used ATF fluid and used hydraulic jack oil and never had an issue with it

Now for speeding up or slowing down piston travel I use rc silicone oil which is specified for our shocks

Mr.JayDeeM 09-02-2012 09:19 PM

Re: motor oil as a shock oil?
 
When it comes to rock crawler, which is better speed or slow the piston?

KBrog 09-02-2012 09:27 PM

Re: motor oil as a shock oil?
 
For what you posted about your setup I would try in the 30wt to 50wt range.

OTHGbronco82 09-02-2012 11:59 PM

Re: motor oil as a shock oil?
 
I ran 70wt up front and some 1000wt diff oil in the rear. It worked pretty good but I'd go with a little thinner fluid though.


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