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Old 04-02-2009, 10:03 PM
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how do you rebuild/change oil integy piggyback shocks?
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Old 04-02-2009, 10:58 PM
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Open them up and see where the oil goes..... The piggybacks are just for show, dont improve performance, and just add weigh.
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Old 04-02-2009, 11:49 PM
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Step one: Find metal trash can
Step two: throw Integy parts in metal trash can
Step three: pour Kerosene in metal trash can
Step four: throw lit match in metal trash can



Lol jk.
Can't be that hard. Your basic rebuild consists of replacing the O rings at the bottom of the shock so they quit leaking, and refilling it with oil.
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:08 AM
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i have piggy backs not integy mine are rc4wd ones but same idea i guess mine just actualy cycle the oil integy dont but really they just for looks and do add weight. rebuilding piggy backs is the same as regular shocks u jsut have one more place to fill with oil other than that not really any different mayybe clean out the lil flow tube thing in the cap. best recommendation though is get rid of the integy
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Old 04-03-2009, 12:41 AM
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Integy piggybacks arent just for show, they actually work. The shock oil is held in the piggyback, and is cycled.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:39 AM
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not in the ones ive seen itd get dirty in the main cylinder but the piggyback was as clean an clear as the day it was poured in
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Old 04-03-2009, 09:40 AM
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ORIGINAL: Chris_RC

Open them up and see where the oil goes..... The piggybacks are just for show, dont improve performance, and just add weigh.
Yea right! I am not even going to explain this one again. If you were in a real race, you would want piggy backs.

AND INTEGY IS NOT TRASH!!!!!!

But to answer your question bruce, unscrew the cap on the piggy back part, drain the oil, then take the top prat off, and clean the whole thing with a brake cleaner, (I like PJ-1) replace the seals, then refill the shock part with oil, then screw the piggy back part back on, then fill it with oil, and work out the air, then put the small cap back one and your done!
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yeah the main cylinder was dirty and the piggyback was clean. so they dont cycle the oil. i know the shocks are junk but i use them as back up plan in my slash vxl because it always is popping the shock caps off of the origional shocks. thanks for all the help.
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Old 04-03-2009, 01:35 PM
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Default RE: how do you rebuild integy piggyback shocks?

I will agree that the integy piggybacks don't really cycle the oil. However, they do cycle it a TINY bit. I've noticed when changing oil in my integy's that the shock body will be filthy, but the piggyback is just slightly discolored. Anyhow, this doesn't mean they're crap shocks. Mine work very smooth, don't leak, and take quite a beating. I run them on an LB that's quite hopped up and they work awesome. No matter how hard I beat it their performance never degrades. The only integy stuff I worry about staying away from are things like a-arms and shock towers.
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adds weight lol must be a hole gram rofl ..
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Old 04-03-2009, 04:30 PM
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Open them up and see where the oil goes..... The piggybacks are just for show, dont improve performance, and just add weigh.
Yea right! I am not even going to explain this one again. If you were in a real race, you would want piggy backs.

AND INTEGY IS NOT TRASH!!!!!!
Your talking about a full scale race right? RC cars and scale cars are a lot different. If you meant RC race, no one would dare use those.

The only Integy products I have is their lathe and 30 amp discharger. Their chargers and battery and motor equipment are good, just some of the stuff they make are crap.
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Your talking about a full scale race right? RC cars and scale cars are a lot different. If you meant RC race, no one would dare use those.

The only Integy products I have is their lathe and 30 amp discharger. Their chargers and battery and motor equipment are good, just some of the stuff they make are crap.
Yes, I am talking about full scale racing, but still, the principle is the same weather full scale or R/C scale. More oil, equals cooler temps, which equals more consistent setups.

And I am just tired of every one talking trash about Integy, when their stuff is not bad.
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Your talking about a full scale race right? RC cars and scale cars are a lot different. If you meant RC race, no one would dare use those.

The only Integy products I have is their lathe and 30 amp discharger. Their chargers and battery and motor equipment are good, just some of the stuff they make are crap.
Yes, I am talking about full scale racing, but still, the principle is the same weather full scale or R/C scale. More oil, equals cooler temps, which equals more consistent setups.

And I am just tired of every one talking trash about Integy, when their stuff is not bad.
honestly, Integy stuff IMO is horrible, I have a whole draw of stuff from them that I wish I had never bought..
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Got a problem, I installed integy piggy back shocks front and rear on my Stampede VXL and the fronts bounce back great but the rears sag way too much, I have an after market shock tower RPM rear A-Arms and after market gear box, I re-installed the original shocks and almost the same thing, ther are brand new shocks, any help would be great thanks.
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You'll need a set of harder spring in the back, that's what do I. Just pickup a set from my LHS, these shocks on the Slash works awesome.
http://www.integy.com/st_prod.html?p...17&p_catid=109
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Harder springs won't bring the ride height up. You need to add spacers or crank down the collar if it has one.
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Thanks Guys so new shocks with harder springs? Thanks again I'll let you know how it works out and HAPPY NEW YEAR
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Yes, those shocks have threaded body and you can adjust the ride height using the spring collar. You got awesome shocks there.
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SORRY to say junk that INTEGY Brand = INCRAPY........[>:] NO customer support and all they do is wait for some INC like Dark Soul to make it and spend time money and shop hours THEN Integy orders 2 or 3 and COPY / STEAL someone part that they spent Time & $$$$ to manfacture...... I no Integy is CHEAPER to buy and that 1 reason why and the quailty is no were near the ORIGNAL MANFACTURE and the most IMPORTANT REASON not to buy integy is CUSTOMER SUPPORT when you have a ????? to ask there no one to answer it they wont even return E-Mail.........[&o] NOW THAT BAD ANY WAY YOU WONT TO LOOK AT IT
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ORIGINAL: warheadforever

AND INTEGY IS NOT TRASH!!!!!!


I agree I have some integy shocks and they work fine for bashing or whatever. But I have to agree with chris RC that they
are not very good for racing.
They dont improve your lap times, and they are heavier than normal aluminum shocks. If you can get normal shocks then do so.
They didnt work well on my E-maxx back in 2005 when I had that truck. And you will break the shafts in them, one wrong move or object
in your path and the shaft is gone, or even worse it will be bent.[] Some Integy stuff is good, but stay away from thier shocks, please.
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There is just too much commercialization on forums, people like DS and the other sponsors on HBF are known to spread rumors. They are the ones ruin all the forums out there. I never have any problem with INTEGY, no problem with their customer service either always get prompt reply from them. You'll need to do you own research to find the truth, don't get brainwash listening to bunch of sellers lacking AD budget trying to sell your something. Be safe and have a wonderful happy new year.
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