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    Spring and oil

    I am looking to get some new springs and shock oil for my Rally. I run it only on pavement, so I was wondering what springs and weight oil to get. Do I run the same springs front and rear?

    Thanks!

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    I run softer springs up front and harder in the rear.
    For on road only, you are going to want some pretty thick oil.

    I cannot give you specifics because I do not run stock shocks.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    What shocks do you run? What springs and oil are you using?

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    Here is a link to the shocks:
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...w+installation

    The springs do not come with numbers... just soft, medium, and hard.
    I am using 50wt oil, but these are big bore shocks; light oil in a bigger bore is like heavy oil in smaller bore.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    i run 90-100wt in mine. i mostly run on carpet road course, but it does alright on the pavement too.
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    I run Traxxas black springs in the front, and tan springs in the back

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    Quote Originally Posted by SH302 View Post
    I run Traxxas black springs in the front, and tan springs in the back
    I am going to go with that setup. What weight shock oil do you recommend?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobF353 View Post
    I am going to go with that setup. What weight shock oil do you recommend?
    I have not changed the oil yet. I was wondering about what weights to use also.

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    How does the car handle with those springs on pavement now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobF353 View Post
    How does the car handle with those springs on pavement now?
    The harder springs reduce sway and absorb bumps better. On perfectly flat pavement I set the ride height so there is 2mm of threads showing on the shocks, and for more uneven surfaces, I set it so 4mm of threads are showing. I also lowered the front body posts by two holes, and lowered the back so that 4.5 holes stick out underneath. This seems to be the best setup for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SH302 View Post
    The harder springs reduce sway and absorb bumps better. On perfectly flat pavement I set the ride height so there is 2mm of threads showing on the shocks, and for more uneven surfaces, I set it so 4mm of threads are showing. I also lowered the front body posts by two holes, and lowered the back so that 4.5 holes stick out underneath. This seems to be the best setup for me.
    Thanks for the info! I am going to pick these springs up next time I am at the shop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobF353 View Post
    Thanks for the info!
    No problem. Another good way to improve handling is to put something in the opposite battery compartment that is equal weight to your battery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SH302 View Post
    No problem. Another good way to improve handling is to put something in the opposite battery compartment that is equal weight to your battery.
    I have 2 batteries. Should I put the other in there?

    I also bought a parallel connector the other day, I am going to try that out soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RobF353 View Post
    I have 2 batteries. Should I put the other in there?
    Yes, that works the best. It balances the weight of the car.

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    Does it matter if the springs are red, not white like the stockers. A buddy gave me a set of tan stripe'd and a set of black stripe'd from his merv, will they be the same as the ones SH302 uses???

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    Thanks SH302!!! I did do a lil investigate'n myself.....the red Merv springs are "longer" than the rallies.....so I went to the lhs and got the proper black n tan springs ($3 for a pair so worth try'n!!!) actually thumb'd thru the manual and the rally comes stock with 60wt shock oil....bump'd it up to 70wt with SH302's spring layout and it handles ALOT better!!! Full-throttle it now and she tracks alot better!!!! Like I said.....there's some GREAT info on this forum!!!! Thanks guys!!!!!

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    i am running black front tan rear and 5000 wt diff fluid in my shocks , thinking of going to 10000
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