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    Question How to change Shock dampner

    I picked up a new shock set from traxxas a few weeks back. I noticed the fronts have a #1 dampner and the back have a #2. Do you guys think i should leave it the way it is or change out the front to #2. I also tried to see if i could change the dampner...wow it is really hard to spin the shaft and get that little nut off on the top. What method do you guys use, i tried looking on youtube but i could not find what i was looking for.

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    RC Champion RICK DIZZLE's Avatar
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    Use a pair of cutters (wire cutter dykes). Hold the shock shaft with the cutters at the top of the threads for the shock rod end. You can squeeze tight enough here to break the nut loose and remove it either with pliers, a tiny socket or what not. This won't score your shock shaft and or cause any problems. Best way I can explain how to do it. Let me know if that makes sense...also if your gonna open them up, I would add the Traxxas TRA5461 variable dampening kit! Great cheap investment and will see a huge difference in handling.

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    I use a proper shock tool. Itís worth the $15.


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    RC Champion RICK DIZZLE's Avatar
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    /\ didnt even know one existed! Im old school...lol...got a link?!

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    RC Multi Shock Clamp Shaft Pliers Absorber Assembly Disassembly Tool Aluminum Universal https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GT3MR86..._2fADEbPGTKVX1

    It does mar the rod puts the proper pressure to tighten or loosen the nut.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SKiZZ View Post
    RC Multi Shock Clamp Shaft Pliers Absorber Assembly Disassembly Tool Aluminum Universal https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GT3MR86..._2fADEbPGTKVX1

    It does mar the rod puts the proper pressure to tighten or loosen the nut.


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    I have the same one. It's cheap, but works well. Can't believe I went without a proper tool for so many years.
    Expert rigging at it's best!

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    They are very handy, besides working as a shock shaft pliers the tool I have has a feature for removing and installing the hollow balls on the shock ends. Very usefull for Traxxas style shocks.

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    That is awesome! Thanks for the link...much easier then my way!

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    Thank you guys again for the quick reply's. I picked up the shock tool and ordered the VDK.

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    Now that I clicked on the link I see that tool is identical to mine. I got it from either AMain or Tower.

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