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Old 2003.12.20, 02:04 PM   #1
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GPM shocks and oil

I saw an ebay auction for a slightly used Overland. The seller said he had oil shocks on it. I looked at the photos and he definately had the GPM shocks which are designed to use grease, not the Kyosho oil shocks. I emailed him asked him if he was sure he had oil shocks and he replied that he did. I asked him to clarfiy because his shocks appear to be GPM shocks and take grease. He replied that he did have the GPM shocks but he put oil in them, not fully filled, but he did have oil in them and they did much more to dampen the OL. Is this really possible or is this guy up in the night?

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Old 2003.12.20, 03:03 PM   #2
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it's possible, however they will leak
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Old 2003.12.20, 03:09 PM   #3
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I figured they wouldn't hold the oil well, but do they hold it well enough to actually use it that way? I mean, could you at least get a day of running your OL without having to refill the shocks and/or leaking so badly oil gets all over everything? Obviously you wouldn't want to run in the dirt with leaking shocks. It would be nice to have an alternative to Kyosho's way over priced plastic shocks. Ya, I know they do the job, but for that kind of money they could at least be aluminum. Something's wrong when I can get a set of four long travel 1/10 aluminum monster truck shocks for less than a set of 1/28 scale plastic shocks.

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Old 2003.12.20, 04:26 PM   #4
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To oil the GPM shocks for overland - it's the same result like puting oil on your bicycle chain... will go smother for a while before the dust dig in!
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Old 2003.12.20, 06:28 PM   #5
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Davkin, Warnoffroad sells long travels kits for the OL. The lift it quite a bit and I have heard only good things about them. Go to the search and type in "long travel kits"
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Old 2003.12.20, 08:34 PM   #6
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I'm not sure what Warn's long travel kits have to do with GPM shocks and oil. I actually have Warn's kit, never got around to installing it though, but it's just shocks off a toy, they don't hold oil either.

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Old 2003.12.21, 01:11 AM   #7
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Oh. I thought you were wondering where you could get long travel shocks...my bad Yea what toy did warn get the shocks off of anyway??
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Old 2003.12.21, 02:25 AM   #8
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I think it was that rock crawler toy, I saw it somewhere last week, don't remember where though. Probably Toy R Us or Walmart.

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