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Old 03-25-2013, 12:20 PM   #1
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Bought the blue piggyback dual spring shocks and put 50w oil and found the it hella bouncy even with my stabilizer (medium bar) installed. What's everyone running for the rear?
Can I just adds a couple drops of some 10,000w to increase resistance a little.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:39 PM   #2
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On my honcho, I used 80/100wt, fr/rr, and slowed them down to my liking.

Diff fluid could work, I think 10k might be to thick though.
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Old 03-25-2013, 12:49 PM   #3
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On my honcho, I used 80/100wt, fr/rr, and slowed them down to my liking.

Diff fluid could work, I think 10k might be to thick though.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:05 PM   #4
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Iam using 90 wt.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:51 PM   #5
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Haha the king shocks to me are just nice... I have a love hate relationship with these shocks LOL, for my tw I used 80w up front and for the rears I used 80w (still to soft) then I went to 10k but that was to soft so... I jumped to 30k diff fluid but! That's way to crazy! Hahaha so I'm gonna try 20k and see how that go's...
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:58 AM   #6
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Found the perfect rear King Shock oil!!! Mixed 1/3 50w and 2/3 50k diff fluid.

Now if I can only figure out what I'm going to do with the front.
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I am using diff fluid on all four of my king shocks. Mugen 3000k all the way around. Shock oil in these little shocks is just too light for my taste.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:32 AM   #8
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So here comes the newbie question.....I bought these and want to change the rate as described above, BUT which side do you put the fluid, top or bottom?
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Top, and make sure to work the air out.
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Work the air out by filling the whole top and making sure there are no bubbles or just a drop or two and then cycle them a few times before tightening... Also can you buy stiffer springs, these barely hold the front of my truck up ADM don't retrain to stock height once compressed?
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:17 AM   #11
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Also when I put these on my twin hammers it seems like they limit travel since the rocker arms hit the shock. Anyone had that problem? I did out the aluminum rockers on so maybe that's the problem?
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:34 AM   #12
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i cant add any oil without them hydro locking. What is the trick to bleeding these shocks?
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Old 05-03-2013, 04:22 AM   #13
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Use scx shocks red upper/ green lower u can see much better tension and recoil rate. Roland Rock shop twin thred has video of there Awsomeness with this set up
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:39 AM   #14
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i cant add any oil without them hydro locking. What is the trick to bleeding these shocks?
These are a bit tricky to bleed with the fine threads. Fill the shock close to what it will take when finished, just a touch more. I filled them to about 3/16" from the top, loosely thread on the cap and cycle the shock so that oil pushes out. Continue to do this as you tighten the cap each time.

I like to have just a bit of pack in mine, meaning it will push the shaft out just a little bit when done, maybe a 1/8" or so.
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Old 05-03-2013, 09:06 AM   #15
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I have been experimenting on mine. I currently have 90wt and it's nice and tame at speeds. I also fill the oil up to 1/8" under the threads. I am also fighting a leak in 2!!!! I may try 10k diff fluid this weekend.

In my scale comp buggy where I only go 2-3 mph, I have 40wt oil. And those are NOT leaking.
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