How Full Do You Fill RC Car Shocks?

When it comes to RC car shocks, it’s important to know how much to fill them for the best performance. Shocks are a crucial part of an RC car because they absorb the impact of bumps and jumps, reducing wear and tear on the car and improving cornering control. Filling shocks correctly will help you get the most out of your RC car.

The first step in knowing how to fill your RC car shocks is to understand what type of shock they are. Generally speaking, there are two types – oil-filled or air-filled.

Oil-filled shocks require a specific amount of oil, usually measured in milliliters (ml). Air-filled shocks usually do not need any additional filling as they rely on air pressure that is already contained within them.

When it comes to oil-filled shocks, you need to be careful not to overfill them. Too much oil can cause excessive wear and even damage the seals inside the shock body, leading to leaks and other problems. The recommended amount of oil for each shock type will be provided in its instructions manual.

With air-filled shocks, it’s more about ensuring that they are filled with enough air pressure for proper performance. You can use an air compressor or manual pump to fill them up, but you should always check with the manufacturer’s instructions manual first as some models may require a specific type of pump or a certain pressure setting.


Knowing how full to fill your RC car shocks is key for getting the most out of your vehicle. Oil-filled shocks must be filled with no more than the recommended amount specified by the manufacturer’s instructions manual, while air-filled shocks must have enough air pressure in order to provide proper performance. No matter what type of shock you have, be sure to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation when filling them up.

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Stephen Dunn