Shocks - how to get best performance

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Re: Shocks - how to get best performance

Postby MarcAttack » Wed Jan 20, 2016 1:50 pm

I've seen you guys talking about grease, which one is it? Is it only a different package since the have the same type number?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Tamiya-Hard-Friction-Damper-Grease-EP-1-10-RC-Car-Crawler-Drift-Touring-53176-/131679209330
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Tamiya-53176-OP176-FRICTION-DAMPER-GREASE-HARD-/111743900172

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Re: Shocks - how to get best performance

Postby zuggzugg » Wed Jan 20, 2016 3:35 pm

MarcAttack wrote:I've seen you guys talking about grease, which one is it? Is it only a different package since the have the same type number?

http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Tamiya-Hard-Friction-Damper-Grease-EP-1-10-RC-Car-Crawler-Drift-Touring-53176-/131679209330
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/Tamiya-53176-OP176-FRICTION-DAMPER-GREASE-HARD-/111743900172

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Yep! I think those are the same. Mine looks like the first link.

Here's the one I bought.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/321937724953?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT
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Re: Shocks - how to get best performance

Postby Dialed_In » Wed Jan 20, 2016 8:21 pm

zuggzugg wrote:Wow, that little for 8 total shocks? That makes me feel better about how small this Tamiya tube is! Especially compared to this massive tube of lithium grease I got from Home Depot!

So just a pinheads worth either on the piston or inside the shock wall and work it all in/around. Ok that doesn't sound too bad.

How about all the little rubber parts of the shock? I have the Losi Aluminum shocks. Am I to rebuilt them with all the parts, like the little dimpled bladder that rests on top? Do I still use the 3 tiny rubber washers that go in the bottom area of the shock? Those seem to act as a stopper I think. Do I need to keep the grease out of that area or does that matter? Since they are adjustable, should I aim for having the shock feel good without having to adjust the them with that little screw ring on top?

I think it depends. viewtopic.php?p=85172#p85172

AFAIK the atomic grease shocks don't have any rubber parts. I would try them as is. If they bind like normal oil shocks with air in them then try removing the bladder or washers. Also keep in mind the shock will feel and act different in your hand as opposed to being mounted on the truck.

The shock adjusters are for your ride height. Here are a couple of setup guides that might explain the basics. http://users.telenet.be/elvo/ and http://www.competitionx.com/rc-racing/rc-tuning-guide/
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Re: Shocks - how to get best performance

Postby zuggzugg » Tue Jan 26, 2016 3:32 pm

I have the losi shocks for the micro-t and they have the small rubber parts. My new chassis hasn't come yet so I'm holding off on dismantling the micro-t until then.
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