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Thread: Project "AXIAL WRAITH" Kit Build

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    Senior Member rcman's Avatar
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    Id love to get the powerstrokes, but I dont really want to drop 80 bucks for shocks, I think I should upgrade other things before getting the powerstrokes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rcman View Post
    I got the kit and so it came with the scale Icon shocks. They have been leaking since i put them together. I have taken them apart about 4 times trying to figure out what the heck is wrong with them. But i HATE doing shocks and the oil gets everywhere and pisses me off, man I'm getting aggravated just thinking about it! Anyway I am using 30wt (but none is left lol) and they are doing fine. I am done with those shocks and will hopefully get different ones.
    i had issues with chronically leaky shocks on a cheap kyosho i bought back in '97. after 2 years of messing with it, and getting pissed to the point that resulted in me filling them with motor oil on an almost daily basis (cause a small ass bottle of 30 weight shock oil was like 6 bucks, but a quart of 5w20 motor oil was 3.99). i finally measured the o-rings with calipers, went to a hardware store and bought some there. rebuilt the shocks with those, and problem solved!
    also, put a little bit of shock oil on the o-rings before you install them. it's been my experience that dry rings leak, idk whats up with that.

    and while you're in there polish the shock shafts. get a drill (a drill press is best/easiest/safest) and some chrome polish and go nuts. even the crappiest of shocks get super smooth after that.
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    @suburban_hooligan.....great tips man. Sharing info like that really helps others struggling. I did buy some of that losi green shock slime. I try to use it any time I disassemble shocks......peace

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    I was invited on my first trail run yesterday. Its about ten minutes from home. It was awesome. My wraith performed great. I blew out a front axle pinion bearing note before and replaced all pinion bearings with traxxas bushings. Great tip I read in RC magazine. Here are some pics.

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    that looks like a helluva lot of fun Don! I really wish I had some sort of course near my house, or even a friend with a scaler. But luckily I basically have a blank campus in the back of my house, a huge woods area and so hopefully sometime I can build a cool course.
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    Hello guys, I started cutting some trails along a coulee. It's two minutes from my home at end of dead end. Here are some pics....it's a work in progress. I also lowered the cog on wraith.

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    looks like a cool place to run
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