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Old 04-21-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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So I was just going through our 3 RS10's we have and noticed that 3 of the shocks 2 on one rig and 1 on another are broken at the top mount where the shock mounts to the chassis. The steel ball is just free floating now and it is only trapped on one side of the shock.

Is this a common problem for these shocks?
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:33 PM   #2
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Not that I'm aware of. Ours aren't having any problems with the shocks. Could you take a picture to show us?
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:36 PM   #3
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Yeah I'll have Dinocrawler post a pic.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:41 PM   #4
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I've got the same problem on 2 of my shocks. I've tried putting them back together by putting locktite on the retaining rings, but they popped off again.
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Old 04-21-2010, 11:14 PM   #5
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Here is the picture of FroadnFab's Shock

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The same thing has happened to my left front shock...is there any way to fix this??? As far as I can see it's not hurting crawling too bad...at least not yet.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:58 AM   #7
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that happend to mine also so i just turned it out and it seemed to not pop out anymore
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that happend to mine also so i just turned it out and it seemed to not pop out anymore

What do you mean by "turned it out"???
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:34 AM   #9
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that happend to mine also so i just turned it out and it seemed to not pop out anymore
Yeah that is what we did as well. We turned the shock around on the mount so the broken side is trapped by the screw and has no where to go and it seems to work alright.
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Same thing happened to one of mine. I turned mine around, put a slightly bigger washer between the screw and ball of the shock, and it held pretty well. There was no movement at all.
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Same thing happened to one of mine. I turned mine around, put a slightly bigger washer between the screw and ball of the shock, and it held pretty well. There was no movement at all.

Good to hear...I'll do that this evening to mine as well.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:29 AM   #12
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Why is it that on the red cat, the shocks are mounted on the lower links and not the axel
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:15 AM   #13
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i guess it was someones idea of making it a wide range of adjustment by being able to slide it up and down the link lol...
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Old 04-27-2010, 09:47 AM   #14
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yea it happened to mine to ill try turning it around sounds like like a good fix untill up grade
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:10 PM   #15
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I suppose in theory it's a nice idea to have the shocks mounted to the links...I've seen it done on some super rigs. Having the shocks mounted like that isn't really a bad thing, I just prefer the look of having them mounted to the axle housings.
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Old 04-29-2010, 01:05 PM   #16
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Just Flip It around it"ll wrk
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:53 PM   #17
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I suppose in theory it's a nice idea to have the shocks mounted to the links...I've seen it done on some super rigs. Having the shocks mounted like that isn't really a bad thing, I just prefer the look of having them mounted to the axle housings.
I have the shocks mounted to my lower links on the front and to the axle on the rear. Reasoning for doing this was when trying to climb over an obstacle i figured that with the rear links being smooth they wouldn't hang up. And on the front I needed the room since the shocks hit the motor when i mounted them to the axle. The only problem is now when I get in a hairy situation and have to back out it now hangs up on the front shock mounts instead of sliding over. Imo mounting the shocks to the axle is definately the best option if it is achievable
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Old 09-11-2010, 02:44 AM   #18
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Mine did this and I used a punch to peen the outer rim into the aluminum spacer that popped out. Hasn't come out yet and that was 6~7 months ago. Just go easy with the hammer so you don't crush the whole thing, just a tap will do.
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:19 PM   #19
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This has happened to me a hanfull of times. All i do is take niddle nose pliers and squeez it back in. You have to put some type of glue to hold it in place becuase f you don't it will come out again after a few times crawling.
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