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July 27, 2014
 

Why Fresh Oil?

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Written by: Jeff Eveleigh

Because fresh shock oil makes better shocks! Over time, contaminates can murky up your shock juice causing inconsistent damping which means poorer shock performance. Some hardcore racers change their oil after every run or two; others leave it for weeks or even months. Average racers should do it every few race days. However, if you’re a big setup guy and are altering suspension settings all the time anyway, you’ll often have new oil in your shocks by default as you test different viscosities. If you haven’t done an “oil change” in a while, get to it!



About the Author

Jeff Eveleigh
Jeff Eveleigh
Jeff Eveleigh– Founded XXX Main Racing in 1998 and changed the way the industry thought about RC car videos and graphics. Jeff has also been an integral part of the hobby for 25 years with over two decades of retail hobby store experience as well as being a leading technical editor for Xtreme RC Cars Magazine for over 10 years.



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