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  1. #1
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    Getting my ERBE ready for summer - Shock oil question

    Oh right, I am ready to run my ERBE but before that I will do some changes in my setup:

    - Front diff: I will try 50k instead of 30k;
    - Rear diff: Moving to 30k instead of 10k
    - Center diff (yes, I have it and love it; I am not a wheelie maniac): finally ordered the 500k (I was running 100k but there is just too much power transfer).

    I am pretty much sure about those. My question is on the shock oil:

    I will be using gold front spring and black rear. I am looking for a more on road setup and I am running 4s with road rages. Shock pistons are stock (number 1 front and 2 rear if I am not mistaken). For this setup, what oil weight would you recommend?
    Not enough space here

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    Running the street, might look at some sway bars. Shocks oil stock 30 wt. maybe.. IDK I like to fly. But here are the spring rates if that helps any. gl2u...


    spring rates

    yellow = 2.6

    white = 2.9

    orange = 3.2

    green = 3.5

    gold = 3.8

    tan = 4.1

    black = 4.4

    silver = 4.9

    pink = 5.4

    blue = 5.9

    purple = 6.4
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    When you jump you want thicker oil so it will stop a lot of the impact.
    When you are onroad you need a fast shock so it can react the the bumps in the road.

    I run 70 wt. blue and purple with the smallest VDP kit piston #3 and it performs fine onroad. Its great for jumping and decent onroad.

    Larger piston holes have the same affect thinner oil.

    If you will never jump or go for stiffer springs then stock 30 wt is best.
    Its All relative to your perspective.

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    I will take it to some jumps eventually but nothing crazy. I currently have orange fronts and gold rears with stock 30k. I will move to gold fronts and black rears and I was thinking 40k front and 50k rear, keeping the same #1 and #2 pistons.
    Not enough space here

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr. 87 GN's Avatar
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    looks like a good start, you can always change it up...
    for comparison
    silver F
    blue R
    80 wt with some good preload on the springs
    inner hole
    front sway bar only
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Oh right, thanks.

    I guess I will take your advise and look for a sway bar.
    Not enough space here

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