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    mini summit shock setup !!!

    i have mini summit and i wanted to do something about the suspension
    it is way to soft !
    i would like a setup that makes the truck unable to hit the ground and actually absorb some amount of shock like its supposed to
    thank you hope you can help

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    I just tried the heavier rated GTR shocks on the front and rear while keeping the shock oil stock. I left the new springs on the rear but put the stocks back on the front because I was getting a lot of traction roll. I'm not sure yet if I'll keep the new springs on the rear; I also got some 70wt oil to test in the shocks but haven't put it in yet.
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    The RC was designed to hit the ground... you defeat that and you will be replacing bent shafts and broken parts.

    I am running big bore shocks with 50wt oil... very happy with that setup.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmie Neutron View Post
    The RC was designed to hit the ground... you defeat that and you will be replacing bent shafts and broken parts.

    I am running big bore shocks with 50wt oil... very happy with that setup.
    where did you get your big bores from ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmbtr View Post
    I just tried the heavier rated GTR shocks on the front and rear while keeping the shock oil stock. I left the new springs on the rear but put the stocks back on the front because I was getting a lot of traction roll. I'm not sure yet if I'll keep the new springs on the rear; I also got some 70wt oil to test in the shocks but haven't put it in yet.
    are they the traxxas ones ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demigod15 View Post
    are they the traxxas ones ?
    TRA7246

    My nephew broke my a-arm before I could get any real time testing it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Demigod15 View Post
    where did you get your big bores from ?
    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...w+installation
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrmbtr View Post
    TRA7246

    My nephew broke my a-arm before I could get any real time testing it out.
    thats wat im running on all fours
    might be to much but i intend on getting better dampening

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    Springs do not provide dampening, they provide rebound.
    Shock fluid dampens the movement.
    Whatever it is I just said... I could be wrong.

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    yea i thought so
    what would be the best wt oil to use on a mini summit

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    I "improved" my mini summit's suspension for jumping and fast bashing - now it's a merv. I think the stock spring rate is a good all around compromise esp. for low speed pseudo crawling. If ya wanna launch it, build a merv

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    Quote Originally Posted by photon_trap View Post
    I "improved" my mini summit's suspension for jumping and fast bashing - now it's a merv. I think the stock spring rate is a good all around compromise esp. for low speed pseudo crawling. If ya wanna launch it, build a merv
    what wt oil do you use

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    It's still stock - I just ordered a bunch of springs and oils, that's my next experiment (s). There's no one perfect setup for everyone as I'm sure you know, just like a "real" car

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    ive heard pinks and blacks are good for jumping... i really have no clue..

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    Black and tan also

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    They work good on some mervs but those use progressive rockers which are shorter so you may need even more (blue? purple?) I bought two of each rate to experiment. Stock Summit tires grip great but if you wanna go fast denser foam might work well. Just an idea FWIW

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    what about shock oil ?

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    same thing. you have to experiment. your best setup will not be ideal for all, there are too many variables.

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    I run 60wt, all the way around, with stock springs, and preload collars in about the middle. Seems pretty good. If you get springs and preload to heavy, it will be bouncy, and flip over alot easier.
    T-maxx 3.3
    Rusty 2.5r
    Summit VXL
    Nitro 4-tec

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    Got it, so 60 wt would be good to start with ?

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    I believe 60wt is stock.
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    40wt is stock
    T-maxx 3.3
    Rusty 2.5r
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    Quote Originally Posted by westoakmech View Post
    40wt is stock
    Manual states on page 21 that the 1/16 Summit VXL (#72074) "shocks
    are filled with SAE 60W oil."

    http://traxxas.com/sites/default/fil...M-N-EN-R00.pdf
    Last edited by jrmbtr; 01-29-2013 at 01:44 PM.
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    Then 80 wt would be a good start

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