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    Tweaks For The Track???

    I've been driving track for a month and a half and love it!!! I would like some advice on getting my truck dialed in for track racing. The only tweak I have made is front and rear sway bars. What's next??? Thanks...

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    Thicker shock fluid, do a gear change(im running a 40 tooth spur gear) stiffer springs and a close ratio trans. is nice too.
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    What's the stock shock oil? the manual says 40 weight, but the guy at the shop says it's 30...

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    Im using 55wt.
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    If I tighten the spring up on the shock, will I get the same result as a stiffer spring?

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    I didnt, went out sunday to the track and every time i landed i could hear the bottem hitting the ground. So now i have 1.8/2.0 (front/rear) coming thursday.
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    stock oil is 40. play around 45 -55 wt. and see whats best for you


    sway bar kit will make a big difference also

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    I need to get a sway bar kit for mine
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshfever
    What's the stock shock oil? the manual says 40 weight, but the guy at the shop says it's 30...
    all i know is today i put 45wt in mine and it definately felt stiffer than stock just pumping them by hand.

    alot of people use the Revo sway bars b/c they come with different stiffness bars. i'm just using the Slayer sway bar kit and it seems to do the job quite well.
    Last edited by CarGuy7a; 03-11-2009 at 12:56 AM.

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    I geared mine down with a smaller Clutch Bell gear helped alot on the track. Find out what the rules are for the class you are going to run in to see if you can put "pin" tires on it, that will help with traction alot.

    Mr Twister
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    i use 50 wt oil, 1.6 springs (stock rear) in the front, 2.3 springs in the rear, and sway bars. it made a huge difference.

    also look at the new center diff and rear brake combo when the center diff is available. its coming soon
    http://www.traxxas.com/scripts/trxne...php?newsid=208
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