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Was anyone else's ShengShou 6x6 terrible out of the box?

mdolszak

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I received my ShengShou 6x6 yesterday from E3CubeStore. Out of the box, it was absolutely TERRIBLE!
I could barely turn any of the sides; for a moment I kind of thought it was a joke (it was that bad).
After playing with it for about 15 minutes, it wasn't getting much better, so I tried to tension it. I needed a screwdriver (and a lot of force) to get some edges out, but I finally got the cube open.
I loosened it, but then it wasn't much better, even though it felt really loose.


So I proceeded to take the whole cube apart to discover the 3x3 core was extremely stiff and barely moved at all.
I'm gonna try lubing it with Traxxas 50K Differential Oil this week (it's in the mail at the moment).


Did anyone else have this problem with their SS 6x6? Does it respond well to lube (I hope it does, since mine came unlubed)?
 

emolover

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It was really crappy when I first got it and I lubed the 3x3 like core and everything else(including screws), it became much better. Don't loosen too much or else it will start to pop.
 

choza244

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nah, it's not just your cube, every shengshou 6x6 is horrible out of the box, we talked about it in other thread, just don't loose it too much because it will start to explode every second xD. btw mine is still bad and I have disassembled it and lubed it like 2 times :(
 

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My first solve out of the box was terrible. Then after that, it was good. I never lubed it or changed the tensions at all. Last time I practiced with it, I did a (slightly) sub-3 avg12 with too many pauses, so mine is certainly not that bad of a cube.
 

emolover

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But it defenitly beats breaking in and modding a V-Cube. The price is of V-Cubes is a little to much as well.
It depends on how much time and money you want to put into it. If your a lazy $&@% then buying a shenshou should be a good thing for you. But if you want to put in the time and effort then I would suggest a V-cube.

Although I support shenshou I also support V-cube. They are both good cubes in my opinion but I think if I made an adjustable core for my V-cube it would be better.

I am also going to try to see if I can mod the innermost center pieces on the V-cube to see if I can put the shenshou core in it so I don't have to deal with the misalignments. I know there different sized cubes but maybe just maybe they could fit together. I'll make a video if it works.
 

LeighzerCuber

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Yea mine was complete crap. I was happy it was smooth though. I am going to take out the lube in it and put in lubix. I think it will be a lot better then. (after I reassemble it, which I will put off for like a month.) I did just by a dremel so I might mod my v 6 instead. IDK
 
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