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    Does anyone know the spring rates for the E-Revo/Slash VXL?

    I'm trying to figure out the spring rates on these trucks. I know they are color coded, but I can't find the actual spring rates for the colors. I checked the manual (downloaded) and the parts lists, but I coming up empty handed. I also wonder what springs come with the trucks, out of the box. Anyone have this information?

    There are two kinds of springs. Singles and doubles. Not sure which are for which truck. They are probably interchangeable.

    Orange
    Green
    Tan
    Black

    Double Orange
    Double Green
    Double Tan
    Double Black

    Anyone have an idea?
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    Ahh, never mind guys. I found the info. Apparently I had an older downloadable version of the parts manual. I see Traxxas has updated the manuals online, and now they include that information.

    Here it is, just in case someone else is looking for it -

    E-Revo

    Orange - 1.76
    Green - 1.92
    Tan - 2.06
    Black - 2.22

    Slash -

    Double Orange - .82
    Double Green - .88
    Double Tan - .94
    Double Black - 1.02

    Now, if only we knew what springs come on the trucks stock. Traxxas seems to keep the suspensions a little softer then I like.
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    so what did the slash stock spring rates end up being? .88?

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    my MERBE has the green ones..hope that helps lol..
    (the springs are red, but there is like 1/8 line of green paint on each)

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    On my Slash, the springs are green also, which would make them the .88 rate springs, and way to soft for my liking. If I compress the suspension, and let it naturally rebound, the rear arms are below parallel. I'm going to have to order the tan or blacks springs, if not some E-Revo springs. I'm pretty happy with the springs on the Revo. If I run a second pack, which I will eventually, I'll go up a step or two.
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    The springs on all of the are minis are green (just varying from double and single)

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    Tower Hobbies has the springs in stock right now. Look in your parts book that came with it and the spring part #'s are in there. I ordered a full set of each to try out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelby VNT
    Ahh, never mind guys. I found the info. Apparently I had an older downloadable version of the parts manual. I see Traxxas has updated the manuals online, and now they include that information.

    Here it is, just in case someone else is looking for it -

    E-Revo

    Orange - 1.76
    Green - 1.92
    Tan - 2.06
    Black - 2.22

    Slash -

    Double Orange - .82
    Double Green - .88
    Double Tan - .94
    Double Black - 1.02

    Now, if only we knew what springs come on the trucks stock. Traxxas seems to keep the suspensions a little softer then I like.
    So the higer the number the stiffer the spring or vise versa?

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    Anyone know?

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    The higher the number the stiffer they are. If they are like standard springs it will take X to compress them 1". So the .88's will take .88 pounds to compress them 1". This sounds about right to me but it could be measured differently.
    Why Not?

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    i bought the black springs for my revo and there way softer then the stock.i just looked at the package and it says slash does that make a dif.

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    Yes. The Slash springs are softer then the Revo springs. Even the stiffest Slash spec springs (black) are lighter then the lightest Revo spec springs, so that's why they feel like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shelby VNT
    Yes. The Slash springs are softer then the Revo springs. Even the stiffest Slash spec springs (black) are lighter then the lightest Revo spec springs, so that's why they feel like that.
    How are they getting away with such softer springs on the Slash, is it due to the shorter control arms?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MuddyTire
    How are they getting away with such softer springs on the Slash, is it due to the shorter control arms?
    Pretty much. That and lighter wheels/tires. The mechanical advantage of the shorter arms is not as great as the Revo's longer arms.
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