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OLD TRUCK RS4MT need help please replacement shocks

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Old 05-17-2013, 05:58 AM
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Default OLD TRUCK RS4MT need help please replacement shocks

First of all thank you for the help.

I am new to this hobby and was given a "barely used" HPI RS4 MT (1). Part #556. as my brother in law recently passed away.

Long story short is the motor overheated and I figured a new motor was worth it. The shock caps keep coming off and I have tried the loctite method to no avail.

What companies to go to or better yet, to avoid? I saw google searches that said to stay away from integy?

also does anyone know if mt2 bodies require different shock lengths?

Thanks in advance, Bob
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Just seeing this now, hopefully you're still around. And shame on everybody else for not giving a newbie a hand.

You can use whatever shocks you want to, provided the length is in the ballpark of the originals. The stock shocks are 12mm, of which there are a multitude of choices on the internet. You will need shock oil and special grease for the o-rings. Assuming you are just bashing, I would recommend 40-50 wt. shock oil (associated and losi are good brands) and associated's "green slime" for greasing the o-rings. A shock pliers is recommended but not really necessary, just don't use regular pliers - you don't want to mar the surface of the rod. Watch some youtube videos on how to rebuild shocks, it's quite easy.

I have a .pdf of the RS4 Nitro MT instruction booklet if you need it, not sure how to (or if I can) attach it on here - but it is also available on HPI's website.
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