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Old 08-08-2005, 07:13 AM
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I changed my rear springs to work better but I find sometime after some good bashing/driving the lower c-clip in the shock body bends and comes off. Once this happens the piston ring stays in one spot causeing the shocks to work on the spring only. It's a pain having to rebuild them often. I am using 70WT shock oil now. I'm also using a combination of yellow and 1/2 a blue touring spring for the rear shocks. Works great and looks so cool but I still have the c-clip problem.

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1. use the 4 hole piston rings - Have them but haven't tried them yet. Maybe use a 80WT oil with these??
2. get the threaded shock shafts and aluminum pistons/o-rings ($44CAD!!)

Not sure which way to go. ANy help would be appreciated!!
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Old 08-08-2005, 07:29 AM
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The only way to get rid of the c-clip problem is using the threaded piston rods. The o-ring pistons are a good thing anyway, shock action will be smoother and wear on the schock body will be reduced. In case you can change your driving habits slightly , there are also o-ring pistons available for the stock piston rods.
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Do you think the 4 hole pistons will help at all?
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Old 08-08-2005, 08:23 AM
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Not really. When you get a damping the suits your needs, it doesn't matter what piston/oil combination you use. The force on the piston would (should) be about the same.
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