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    Best shock springs for on-road jato

    Hello, i just ordered the traxxas gtr performance shocks and was wondering what would be the best shock springs for a on-road jato? All i do are speed runs.

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    Try these in the front http://www.hot-racing.com/index.cgi?...r=JT4203;c=180

    and these in the rear http://www.hot-racing.com/index.cgi?...r=JT4501;c=180

    the reason I say these is there gonna be stiffer but not too stiff. They'll soak up bumps at high speeds. You can get a lot stiffer springs but your truck will look like a rabbit hopping down the road. I would start here and tune your spring to the surface your running on. If its a newly paved road with no rocks and pebbles you could go stiffer. This is just my opinion, i'm no pro.

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    I use the blue shocks in rear and stock ones in the front.
    Jato 3.3, Revo .28 JL Max, Nitro Stampede 3.3

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    Here is a pretty cool read explaining it all in detail...

    http://traxxas.com/forums/showthread...p-(Photo-Heavy!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by diRt_JATO View Post
    Try these in the front http://www.hot-racing.com/index.cgi?...r=JT4203;c=180

    and these in the rear http://www.hot-racing.com/index.cgi?...r=JT4501;c=180

    the reason I say these is there gonna be stiffer but not too stiff. They'll soak up bumps at high speeds. You can get a lot stiffer springs but your truck will look like a rabbit hopping down the road. I would start here and tune your spring to the surface your running on. If its a newly paved road with no rocks and pebbles you could go stiffer. This is just my opinion, i'm no pro.
    Is this setup good? Would someone know about something better? I'm also wanting to change my stock springs because those springs are cheap! But does it do any better? I have the stock ones that came with the Jato 3.3. I always drive on road only never gone off road. Thanks

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    If you are not going of road and not jumping dont waste your money on anything other than the TRAXXAS springs they make diff. # springs by color also may need to change out the internal damper disc they make a couple of those also.
    JATO, MERV, 4-TEC, & NITRO-VEE

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    Quote Originally Posted by RYCRKT View Post
    If you are not going of road and not jumping dont waste your money on anything other than the TRAXXAS springs they make diff. # springs by color also may need to change out the internal damper disc they make a couple of those also.
    I have the my suspension all stock (model Jato 3.3 5507) changing to those springs would be an upgrade? Because they are cheap and if they are better than stock springs I would buy them!

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    I agree with RYCRKT.....i would worry more about tires than springs for on-road speed runs. Are you having issues with your setup now? If its losing traction b/c its hopping, yeah play with your springs.

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    Well not really, its dragging the back because the shocks are shot. What would be the best tires for on-road?


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    I wouldn't waste your time with road tires unless you go with a jaco foam none of the rubber proline type are soft enough for the power the jato has. You could go with a soft or super soft race or all terrain but you will loose tire life. You will not find the perfect tire and none last forever. Find a front tire you like and experiment with the back.
    JATO, MERV, 4-TEC, & NITRO-VEE

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