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How To Match Your Shocks

In this article...
Page 1: Superior setup with help from Team Losi!
Page 2: Shock Length
Page 3: Proper Bleeding
Page 4: Checking Worn O-Rings
Page 5: Matching Your Pistons
Posted:  Tuesday, August 10, 2004
Provider Name:  RC Car Action
Issue:  March 2004
Written By:  Lito Reyes
Copyright:©2004 Air Age Media

When you build shocks, you want them to be as consistent as they can be from side to side. No matter how carefully you build them, it's very difficult to set them up and precisely match them in the way you'd like to, and judging them with the "squish test" isn't exactly accurate. If you really want to dial in your shocks with total precision, you should check out Team Losi's new Shock Matching Tool. Team Losi's top designer, Gil Losi Jr., has been fanatical about suspension setup for many years, and he created the Tool to take the guesswork out of matching your shocks. It can handle dampers for cars and trucks that range from 1/12 scale all the way up to 1/5 scale. I'll show you how you can use it to set up a perfectly matched pair of shocks so you'll have one less thing to worry about when you try to find the right suspension setup for the track. 


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