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Old 09-12-2005, 06:24 PM
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Default WHAT ARE "OIL FILLED" SHOCKS ??

Hello everyone at RCU.

Well i am a complete beginner in r/c trucks.

From months, am trying to know, what exactly are "oil filled" shocks?
I have read about "oil filled" shocks, infinite times everywhere, in all the r/c shop sites. But i have never been able to understand, what exactly "oil filled" means?

I know the meaning of "Shocks". These are the spring like coils attached to the tyres which allows the vehicle to go through various bumps and obstacles easily!

So can anyone throw some light on it?? Also it would be really helpfull, in case if anyone is able to give a nice resource on internet which i can read in detail!

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Old 09-12-2005, 06:30 PM
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oil filled shocks just means they are filled with liquid silicon oil, it gives resistance and makes the car go down smoother when it hits the ground... and thats one hell of a noob question (no offence)[&o]
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Default RE: WHAT ARE "OIL FILLED" SHOCKS ??

So how does one comes to know that when is the time to change the oil? And is that "Silicon Oil" available at online retailers like tower hobbies?

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Default RE: WHAT ARE "OIL FILLED" SHOCKS ??

almost any rc dealer will have the oil. when it comes to the oil, you dont change it like you would in a car engine or lawn mower engine. generally you replace the oil when you rebuild the shocks. how often the shocks need rebuilding is generally dictated by how hard you run and in what conditions
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ORIGINAL: rc_indian

Hello everyone at RCU.

Well i am a complete beginner in r/c trucks.

From months, am trying to know, what exactly are "oil filled" shocks?
I have read about "oil filled" shocks, infinite times everywhere, in all the r/c shop sites. But i have never been able to understand, what exactly "oil filled" means?

I know the meaning of "Shocks". These are the spring like coils attached to the tyres which allows the vehicle to go through various bumps and obstacles easily!

So can anyone throw some light on it?? Also it would be really helpfull, in case if anyone is able to give a nice resource on internet which i can read in detail!

Thanks.
Gautam.
fyi... shocks are not the spring like coils. The shock is the mechanism that tuns inside the spring. This piston goes inside a larger cylinder filled with oil. The heavier the oil, the slower the piston can slide back into the cylinder.
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So then what are the "Springs" referred to as??? I mean in the technical terms?

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ok, a shock is a Shock absorber. all it is is a spring (to help the car bounce back up), and shock oil (silicon oil) (to slow the car down then pressure is put on it by gravaty). silicon oil is found everywhere. the spring is called a pring, and the oil is called shock oil. its realy not all that complicated. make up your own terms if you dont know the real once. for example, i call the heat sink (colling head on top of the engine) a radiator, cause i work with real cars....
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oil shocks are shocks filled with oil and that use oil to dampen the car instead of using friction.
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a "spring" is a Spring
ORIGINAL: rc_indian

So then what are the "Springs" referred to as??? I mean in the technical terms?

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ORIGINAL: rc_indian

So then what are the "Springs" referred to as??? I mean in the technical terms?

The technical term for "springs" are... "Springs."

The technical term for "shocks" are "shocks" or "shock absorbers.

You need both of them...
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ORIGINAL: BugattiFreak

ok, a shock is a Shock absorber. all it is is a spring (to help the car bounce back up), and shock oil (silicon oil) (to slow the car down then pressure is put on it by gravaty). silicon oil is found everywhere. the spring is called a pring, and the oil is called shock oil. its realy not all that complicated. make up your own terms if you dont know the real once. for example, i call the heat sink (colling head on top of the engine) a radiator, cause i work with real cars....
maybe this is why your Jato ate bulkheads and shock towers.

the shock is NOT the spring. the spring is a spring. the shock dampens the vertical movement of the spring and the suspension components to control the unwanted oscillating wheel motion when going over bumps. without the shock absorbers, the wheels would bounce uncontrollably (because of the SPRINGS, which are NOT shocks) because they have no piston moving through oil to dampen the movement.

the heat sink head is also NOT a radiator, and if you think shocks are springs, you do NOT work on, with, or around real cars in any fashion. please stop misinforming people.

also, RC_indian, welcome to RCU newbie questions are always welcomed, however, misinformation like BugattiFreak's is not.
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Hmmmm......someone woke up high and mighty today....
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Default RE: WHAT ARE "OIL FILLED" SHOCKS ??

no, it's just that misinformation runs rampant on these forums with people like BugattiFreak having no clue what they're talking about trying to give advice.
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