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Must you use silicone oil to tune shocks?

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Old 06-10-2003, 03:00 AM
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Default Must you use silicone oil to tune shocks?

I'm starting to play with the suspension on my first T-Maxx. Is it necessary to use silicone oil or will a good quality motor oil do the trick in the shocks. I'm thinking of going to 40wt.
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Old 06-10-2003, 04:43 PM
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Motor oil will not work You need to use shock oil.

Silicone shock oil is preferred because it doesn't change properties with temperature.
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Old 06-10-2003, 04:53 PM
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Default Must you use silicone oil to tune shocks?

motor oil will leak all over the place, just use the darn shock oil, thats what its made for!!
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Default Must you use silicone oil to tune shocks?

Guess I'm gonna have to take my shocks off and replace the motor oil with shock oil...
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