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    Shock and oil weight??? Little help?

    Anyone have any advice on what shock and oil weight I should use, for dirt track racing with some jumps? The e-revo 1/10 brushless is heavy. I have T-bone racing skids on so it adds to the overall weight. When i jump on a course it lands kinda hard. Sometimes me but mostly the suspension . Just looking for some peoples input and knowledge of the subject. Thanks.
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    take the skids off, to lose the weight..first
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    Im going to leave the bumpers on and take the skids off.
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    Last edited by 87 GN; 07-23-2012 at 10:42 PM.
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    I'm using 60 in the rear and 50 up front with 4 cell lipos...just keep in mind that too much preload and you will break shock caps,shock ends too stiff is a really bad thing...best bet is to expermint with different oils 50-70 and the traxxas vdk is really worth the money it fixed my rebound issue kept the truck bouncing when coming off the jumps I used the #2 in the kit.
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    I use 50wt all round with 6s and VDP #2 with no issues. I've started bashing bigger and harder so might look at the next spring set down with 60wt all around with VDP #3.
    Rock n Rolla !

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    Ill definitely try vdk kit. I never heard about them till now. What about springs? Are you guys using the stock springs. Ive read softer springs actually help with the e-revo bl. What's your thoughts on that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by erichard4th View Post
    Ill definitely try vdk kit. I never heard about them till now. What about springs? Are you guys using the stock springs. Ive read softer springs actually help with the e-revo bl. What's your thoughts on that?
    You will get a heap of different suggstions...you will need to test various springs and VDP's to see what works best for you.

    I run Green (F) & Tan (R) as an all round setting and this is working well for me with VDP#2. Like I said in my previous post I am looking to go next spring, shock weight and VDP down.
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    I have to agree with craig.mitch above..........opinions are like elbows, everybody has them. IMO, experimenting is the best option.

    But +3 or 4 on the VDR kit. And since you asked, here is what my “elbow” looks like:

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    Green Springs (front)
    Tan Springs (rear)
    70 Weight shock oil (front & rear)
    Traxxas Variable Damping Kit (VDP #2 - valve on top)
    Traxxas Aluminum Pushrod’s
    Tekno Sway Bar Kit (silver bar) – Front Only

    I’m thinking about dropping to a 50/60 wt front and rear consecutively.
    SUMMIT, SUMVO, ERBE, EMAXX & REVO 3.3

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