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    Stiff spring suggestions.

    I recently built a new rc using a rally chassis. I'm looking at building a high speed 1/8 scale GT. I need stiffer springs for my GTR shocks. Any suggestions?


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    Try a set of Revo springs, the red ones.

    • 5435 Spring, shock (red) (GTR) (2.6 rate yellow)
    • 5436 Spring, shock (red) (GTR) (2.9 rate white)
    • 5437 Spring, shock (red) (GTR) (3.2 rate orange)
    • 5438 Spring, shock (red) (GTR) (3.5 rate green)
    • 5439 Spring, shock (red) (GTR) (3.8 rate gold)
    • 5440 Spring, shock (red) (GTR) (4.1 rate tan)
    • 5441 Spring, shock (red) (GTR) (4.4 rate black)
    • 5444 Spring, shock (red) (GTR) (5.9 rate blue)
    • 5445 Spring, shock (red) (GTR) (6.4 rate purple)
    • 5648 Spring, shock (red) (long) (GTR) (4.9 rate double yellow stripe)
    • 5649 Spring, shock (red) (long) (GTR) (5.4 rate double orange stripe)

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    I thought the Revo springs would be too short. I did shorten the stroke of the rear shocks by about 1/4" (6mm). My ride height is great, but I drag the front while braking. My rig is a bit heavy I think also. About 7lbs.

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    The Revo springs are available in short and long, as listed in the list I posted.

    These are the Revos springs (short) on the GTR's on Rally-1 the GT8 car

    Last edited by ViperZ; 07-19-2014 at 08:28 PM.

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    you have now are the GTR shocks for slash platinum, right? the rear are taller than REVO/XO-1 shocks. try any of what ViperZ mentioned to suite your need, maybe between 2.9 to 3.5 rate.
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    Thanks for the help guys. It looks like the revo springs will work fine. What spring rate are you running Viper? 3.5? Are the revo spring rates measured in N/mm or Lbs/inch? Do you set suspension with any droop?
    Sorry for all the questions, I didn't have to be so precise with my Slash 4x4 MT!

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    if you see a red double paint springs they are long and use for SUMMIT, if they are red and solid paint they are for REVO and the rates measured in N/mm.

    90mm Travel
    Dot Color Spring Rate
    Yellow 14.8 lb/in (2.6 N/mm)
    White 16.6 lb/in (2.9 N/mm)
    (Standard Front)
    Orange 18.3 lb/in (3.2 N/mm)
    Green 20.0 lb/in (3.5 N/mm)
    (Standard Rear)
    Gold 21.7 lb/in (3.8 N/mm)
    Tan 23.4 lb/in (4.1 N/mm)
    Black 25.1 lb/in (4.4 N/mm)
    120mm Travel
    Dot Color Spring Rate
    Silver 28.0 lb/in (4.9 N/mm)
    (Standard Front)
    Pink 30.8 lb/in (5.4 N/mm)
    Blue 33.7 lb/in (5.9 N/mm)
    (Standard Rear)
    Purple 36.5 lb/in (6.4 N/mm)
    Note: 90mm Travel springs are
    not recommended for use with
    the Long Travel Rockers.
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