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    Question Shock Oil

    Greetings to all, I hope your Fourth of july was good, I have a question about shock oil, Can I use silicone shock that is 60wt?? I will soon have to change the shock oil on my beast soon, The rear looks like it is leveling out, near floor dropping, which shock oil is better(Brand name or off brand)

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    Shock Oil

    You could go 60wt or higher cause the spring rate is very high. It doesn't really matter the brand, most usually use LOSI oil or factory team shock oil.

    I could very well be wrong

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    I use 80wt shock oil all around. Great for helping with landing big jumps, but still works well for me when crawling.

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    For bashing 70-80wt is fine. For crawling lighter oil 50-60wt is fine.

    Stock is 50wt.

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    Can you buy silicone oil in other stores, or is it just available at hobby shops?

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    I have some shock oil that says its "600 CST" what weight would that be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikekoz68 View Post
    I have some shock oil that says its "600 CST" what weight would that be?
    600 cps approximately correspond to 48 wt.

    http://www.offroad-cult.org/Special/...wt_convert.php

    As far as I know cts and cps are the same.

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    I use 80wt as well.....100wt pops the shock caps

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    80wt dbl yellow in front
    90wt dbl orange in rear

    Works very well for me. Dial the springs up for jumping. Use no preload for crawling.

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    Guys you are running pretty stiff oil in there

    For me everything above 70wt was too much dampening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundmaster View Post
    600 cps approximately correspond to 48 wt.

    http://www.offroad-cult.org/Special/...wt_convert.php

    As far as I know cts and cps are the same.
    Wow, thanks for telling me that, I had no idea. I had thought maybe it was 60wt and I wasn't going to ask cuz I felt stupid, but I'm trying to get my shocks right and had no idea what kinda oil that was. My LHS only had Traxxas 30wt and the 600 felt thicker but was hard to tell! My online LHS sells it in CST so I will use that conversion page, thx.

    Diff oil is also just referred to in 1000's as well, correct, but that's a totally different oil?

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    Diff Oil is mostly rated in k (kilo = 1000)

    In my Stampede 4x4 for example I use 30k (30.000wt) diff oil.

    But Both are silicon oil and you could even mix them

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    ok, so there is no real difference between shock oil and differential oil other than the oils themselves being silicone, synthetic, or petroleum-based?

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