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    School me on shocks/springs.... Please.

    Yesterday while my son was playing with his Stampede, we threw together a ramp was jumping it. Nothing too crazy, but we were noticing that it would bottom out when it landed. The truck came with some extra spacers that I figure you snap in to firm up the shocks up a bit. We snapped in the thickest ones, but have yet to give it a try.

    You guys have any suggestions, preferably not very expensive ones to keep the truck from bottoming out? Stiffer springs? Taller tires? Thicker oil in the shocks?

    Thanks.

    And a video from yesterday:

    Nice level landing-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLssp...SM5zJuo3ztWJGN

    Not so level landing-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdNid...SM5zJuo3ztWJGN
    Last edited by lowsaturn; 09-07-2012 at 12:50 PM.

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    thicker oil will definately help ALOT. I run 70wt on both the front and back. i think it comes stock with 35wt. I also use the heavy duty VG racing springs.
    here's their ebay store:http://stores.ebay.com/VG-Racing-Hobbies
    Last edited by vxlrocket; 09-07-2012 at 01:26 PM. Reason: spelling
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    Quote Originally Posted by vxlrocket View Post
    thicker oil will definately help ALOT. I run 70wt on both the front and back. i think it comes stock with 35wt. I also use the heavy duty VG racing springs.
    here's their ebay store:http://stores.ebay.com/VG-Racing-Hobbies
    Thanks for the info.

    The price on those springs are pretty good. And as for the oil, how much to they usually take. I found a 2.7oz bottle online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lowsaturn View Post
    Thanks for the info.

    The price on those springs are pretty good. And as for the oil, how much to they usually take. I found a 2.7oz bottle online.
    that's plenty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vxlrocket View Post
    that's plenty.
    Plenty for four? How about eight? My son has his Stampede and mine should be shipped today. I'm going to upgrade both.

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    yeah, it'll be plenty for both trucks. i doesn't look like alot, but it goes a long way.
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    Got the springs on my sons Stampede (My Stampede should hopefully be delivered today).

    It handles jumps and turns way better than it did before. And we haven't even changed the shock oil yet. It has stopped doing wheelies though. I figure its due to the reduction of front/back body roll.

    A couple vids from yesterday:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUmfE...SM5zJuo3ztWJGN

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Caehl...SM5zJuo3ztWJGN

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    You have to play around with all the adjustments till you find what suits you. I have a set of E-max springs on the front with 1 larger spacer, and I have the front VGA jumping springs on the back with 1 large spacer. 50 wt. oil. I like the way that handles, but I'm running off road with Trenchers, so different conditions from yours.

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    We actually like how it handles. We didnt realize it wasnt doing wheelies until last night while watching the videos. Seems like its just grabs the ground and takes off. Which I think is good for newbs like us. Its seems more stable.

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    springs

    Is this the one recommended for a shock spring upgrade? I'm also just getting into Pede 4x4 jumping and built a jump ramp yesterday, but noticed that the shocks, particularly in front, are really "weak" and won't provide much protection on big landings.

    Traxxas Stampede Blue Heavy Duty Progressive Spring Set


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