How to Rebuild Shocks


*Note* Not all shocks are the same and each car is different, such as a 5th scale will use different shock oil then a 10th scale on road car.



Building and rebuilding the shocks on your car or truck is one of those tasks that can cause some challenges to just about anyone. Between refilling the bodies, replacing shock seals, bleeding them just so—there are many things that can cause some frustration. We've gathered the two most common shock types to share some of the tips and tricks we've learned over the years.


Tools Needed:

  • Pylers (preferably shock pylers)
  • Shock oil (You choose your weight)
    • Softer - More it travels up and down. Bouncy.
    • Stronger - Less it travels up and down. Stiff
  • Shock stand
  • Needle nose pylers (can get away without it)
  • Any replacement parts needed to complete shocks.