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Old 09-02-2012, 06:48 PM   #1
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Default 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?
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:05 PM   #2
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I would not use it, I`D use regular silcone shock oil
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:29 PM   #3
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What wt do you suggest for a strictly rock crawler with medium rate internal springs from tcs into my stock ax10 shocks...
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #4
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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
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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Okay, what wt though? I don't have tt problem.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:42 PM   #6
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i honestly think i used the oil that mixed with the weedwhacker
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:43 PM   #7
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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
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:52 PM   #8
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Default 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
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:19 PM   #9
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When it comes to rock crawler, which is better speed or slow the piston?
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Old 09-02-2012, 08:27 PM   #10
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Default Re: motor oil as a shock oil?

For what you posted about your setup I would try in the 30wt to 50wt range.
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Old 09-02-2012, 10:59 PM   #11
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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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