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RC Glossary


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Friction Shock --

The cheap - O RC shock. This is basically a rod that slides in a tube. The spring may be inside or outside the tube, but either way, the shock relies on friction between the rod and tube to provide damping, rather than the piston/oil combo of oil filled shocks. The damping action may be altered by coating the rod with various thicknesses of oil or grease - however, this is messy, and friction shocks will still tend to feel 'springy'.
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