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How-To Rebuild Your Losi 5IVE-T Shocks

2/20/2012 by Gary Katzer

Copyright:© 2012 Horizon Hobby, Inc.

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      A big truck needs a big shock and the Losi® 5IVE-T™ truck has some of the biggest shocks we’ve ever seen. Thanks to their large diameter, big-bore design, they help provide the 5IVE-T with a super-plush ride, absorbing anything in its path. Keeping your shocks in prime working condition requires occasional maintenance and rebuilding, which is made easier thanks to the Losi 5IVE-T Shock Rebuild and Hardware Set. This set includes virtually everything you’ll need to rebuild your shocks quickly and easily. The only extra items required will be your favorite Losi shock oil, some Losi Nitrotec™ Spray Cleaner, a brush, and the tools included with your 5IVE-T. In this tutorial we will show you:

  • The proper steps for removing the shocks from your vehicle
  • How to clean the exterior of your shock bodies
  • Proper disassembly of your shocks
  • How to replace the o-ring seals in the bottom of your shocks
  • How to properly refill and bleed your shocks
  • How to replace the shock boot
  • Final shock reassembly

In addition to these steps above, we'll also show you how to simply top off your shock fluid levels, proper bleeding and show you a tip for how to make installing and removing your lower spring perch a little easier. In addition to our shock tutorial, make sure you check out the rest of our expansive tutorials on how to best maintain the performance of your Losi 5IVE-T.