Monday , 14 October 2019

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks | CompetitionX

Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks | CompetitionX

The shocks on the Tamiya CC-02 are pretty basic – plastic bodies with ride height clips, internal bladder, dual o-ring lower cartridge and a one-piece piston/shock shaft plunger. While not amazing, they’ll certainly get the job done.

Build Notes:
With any shock build. you’re going to want to have a shock stand (to hold the shocks) and plenty of paper towels (to clean up any mess).
Step 1:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks | CompetitionX
The first step is to press a pair of red o-rings into the bottom cartridge area. I added a drop of 20wt oil (that’s what I’ll be using in the shocks). Build 4.
Step 2:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks | CompetitionX
Add the X11 spacer to the shaft, then place of drop of oil on the threads of the shock shaft.
Step 3:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks | CompetitionX
Slide the shaft through the body and cartridge and, once through, add the short shock rod end. Plunge the shaft a few times to spread the oil onto the internal o-rings.
Step 4:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks | CompetitionX
Fill the shocks with oil and plunge the shaft a few times (slowly) to release any bubbles from under the piston. Place in your shock stand and move on to the next shock. Build 4.

Once completed, move back to the first shock and check to see if the bubbles have fully dispersed. If they have, add a little more oil and then install the red bladders. Place the bladder on the shock and ‘roll’ it into place. This will force any excess oil out of the shock. Screw the shock cap on and use your paper towels to clean any excess oil off the shocks. Build 4.

Step 5:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks | CompetitionX
Semi-completed shocks, all cleaned up.
Step 6:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks | CompetitionX
Add the X7 ride height spacer, the spring and the lower spring retainer to all 4 shocks.

Wah-lah – pretty little shocks, all in a row.

Step 7:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks | CompetitionX
On the front, attach the shock to the rear-most shock hole with the 3x20mm screw, 3x6mm spacer and 3mm flange nut. Do not overtighten – just nice and snug.

Pop the lower part of the shock onto the 5mm ball connector on the axle.

Step 8:
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks | CompetitionX
On the rear, attach the shock to the front-most shock hole with the 3x20mm screw, 3x6mm spacer and 3mm flange nut. Do not overtighten – just nice and snug.

Pop the lower part of the shock onto the 5mm ball connector on the axle.

Great job on the shocks. Work the suspension a little to make sure there is no binding.

Set your CC-02 aside, grab your running gear and let’s head to Part 7 – the Electronics.

Use the links below to follow each step.
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Opening Page
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 1 – Transmission
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 2 – Chassis
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 3 – Driveshafts
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 4 – Front Axle
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 5 – Rear Axle
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 6 – Shocks
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 7 – Electronics
Tamiya CC-02 Trail Truck Build – Part 8 – Final Steps

About Tony Phalen

Tony Phalen - As an avid RC enthusiast, Tony has been building, bashing and racing RC Cars for over 25 years. He has raced everything from 1:18th scale trucks to 1:5 scale motorcycles and everything in-between. He's also worked on both sides of the industry fence; working at and with many major manufacturers (as well as being a sponsored driver) to working for a high-profile industry magazine. During this time he has learned many tricks, tips and techniques and has transferred that knowledge to CompetitionX - the most informative RC website on the internet! More articles by Tony Phalen

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