RE: Redcat Racing Tornado Thread
yeah, I wasn't happy with letting ait into the shock to solve the problem. It really ruined the dampening. I racked my brain and finally figured it out.
The problem is this; the half rubber sphere at the top of the shock is there so that when the shock is compressed the sphere can collapse to allow for the volume that the shock shaft consumes when it enters the shock body. That sphere is tot allowed to collapse because the area behind it is sealed. what I did was make a small hole in the shock mount (plastic part at the top) so that as the sphere collapsed the air inside it had a route to escape. also, I made sure that when I screwed the shock body closed, the shock was fully compressed so that the volume of the shock shaft was accounted for in the shock body.
Hope this makes sense.
Now the shocks work great and really dampen the ride! ( filled them with trinity 50 shock oil)