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    Linear springs

    I was at the local track which indoor and I was asking the veterans about some pointers. I was told to look into linear springs I found some made by hot racing but it shows they are for the 4x4 slash, could I use those on the VXL? I'm thinking about gladiators for tires possibly. I run the slash on pavement and indoor, maybe even some clay. What do wiser RCers advise

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    I'm using Losi springs on my Slash.

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    Are they linear and how does one identify which springs would work.

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    excellent video about tuning slash suspension
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEe-odzQnQ0&noredirect=1

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    If I'm correct,a linear spring is a non progressive spring.
    When a progressive spring compresses,it get's harder to compress as you go.
    A linear spring,would have a near non changing presser rate,from start to fully compressed.
    I'm pretty sure that's the difference.
    But if they work on a 4x4,they will work on the 2wd,as long as they are the same diameter.
    Last edited by billy-bones; 03-25-2013 at 07:46 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy-bones View Post
    If I'm correct,a linear spring is a non progressive spring.
    When a progressive spring compresses,it get's harder to compress as you go.
    A linear spring,would have a near non changing presser rate,from start to fully compressed.
    I'm pretty sure that's the difference.
    But if they work on a 4x4,they will work on the 2wd,as long as they are the same diameter.
    Good explanation!

    I use Losi springs for ultra and big bore shocks. Readily available and color-coded so they're easy to identify. Can't remember the sizes off hand, but I believe it's 2.5" fronts and 3" rears. Basically whatever a XXX-T truck calls for.

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