How to change eggshocks on Matrix trucks

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How to change eggshocks on Matrix trucks

Post by McCarver » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:47 pm

CHANGING EGGSHOCKS ON MATRIX TRUCKS originally found at http://www.mbs.com

1. Remove bottom spring retainer bolt. Use a 3mm hex key. Make sure to change eggshocks one at a time. Take one out, replace it, tighten it back up and then move on to the next egg. Attempting to change all eggs at once is more difficult and not recommended.


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2. Pressure deck on one side and remove spring, eggshock and spring retainers. Standing on one side of the deck is a great help to release the spring pressure which allows you to easily remove the springs, egss and spring retainers. Having a friend stand on the deck while you make the change is a great help. Not only can you concentrate more on the removal but he can apply more pressure on the deck allowing an easier change.

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3. Insert new eggshock inside spring and reassemble parts. Again, having a friend pressuring the deck for you is a great help. Make sure that all components are being put back in. Sometimes people will forget to put the tophat washer on top of the upper tophat. Also remember that the upper tophat has no threads while the bottom tophat does.


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4. Repeat steps for all 4 eggshocks. When you are finished you can adjust the pressure on the springs. If you are putting harder durometer eggshocks in you will probably need less pressure to acheive the same carving resistance as you originally had.
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Post by Raoul Duke » Tue Nov 10, 2009 2:40 pm

Damn I think I messed mine up last night......Hate you evil whisky....

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Post by mario64 » Thu Sep 22, 2011 1:30 pm

if you can't compress it all the way then g clamps help

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Post by mario64 » Sun Oct 16, 2011 3:12 am

also if you take the wheel off the side you are pressing down, it makes it alot easier.

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Post by Felix_the_Gat » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:04 am

I always put a block under the axle on the opposite side of the egg shock I'm replacing. That gives you a little bit more leverage to tilt the deck over and free up the spring.

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Post by Michael » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:42 am

I usally just take the bottom hanger off and then change them :)
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Post by david0241 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:41 pm

I just noticed something of considerable concern. :eek: The screw on the bottom, on the left side of my matrix pro truck is missing entirely, its there on all other sides though... Should I get out and find a replacement A.S.A.P??? I believe its called the tophat screw.

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Post by McCarver » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:48 pm

yeah thats bad
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Post by david0241 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:49 pm

Think i could pick something like it up at ACE or something?

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Post by McCarver » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:51 pm

possibly, just pull the other one out so they will have something to compare it to. That is a real bummer that its missing. Make sure to tighten everything else before you lose another one.
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Post by david0241 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:53 pm

Yeah for sure, I hope they have it, I need my daily dose of boarding! DX I was just looking to try flipping my trucks when I discovered this. Thanks for the quick reply!

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Post by Daleyg3 » Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:46 am

If you don't have a friend to hand.. these double clamps for £12 are as good if not better! http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B001DZQ3HA/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00

They apply 70KG of force (heavier than me) so you can't really go wrong!

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Post by eddie4x » Tue May 14, 2013 6:46 am

i figured out the easyest way to change springs and shocks from matrixs you take the truck off the board then take the wheels off then the hanger via the king pin and remove tentioner bolts swaps you bits over then align hanger with you tentioner bolt hole put your knee on it put your king pin back in put on nut then get a small scfrew driver or something to aline the bolts screw em in then atach back to board well easy il try get some pics when a swap some springs over later
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Post by seemakm » Tue Mar 03, 2015 5:30 am

Thanks for sharing mcCarver

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