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    What cSt shock oil to use with the E-revo?

    What cSt (I'm not interested in w/wt oils) shock oil should I use when I have the lt rocker kit installed?

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    Springs & Shock Oil

    Revo page #21
    http://traxxas.com/sites/default/fil...l_091216_0.pdf

    Summit page #21
    http://traxxas.com/sites/default/fil...607-manual.pdf


    spring rates
    .........N/mm.....lb/in
    yellow = 2.6 ......14.8
    white = 2.9......16.6
    orange = 3.2......18.3 stock front
    green = 3.5 ......20.0
    gold = 3.8......21.7 stock rear
    tan = 4.1......23.4
    black = 4.4......25.1
    silver = 4.9......28.0 supplied front
    pink = 5.4......30.8
    blue = 5.9......33.7 supplied rear
    purple = 6.4......36.5

    Revo....
    From the factory, the shocks are filled with SAE-40W silicone oil. Only use
    100% silicone oil in the shock. Higher viscositys, the heavier (thicker) shock oil.
    Would you go flip my truck back over??

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    one thing i have noticed some shock oils are heavier than others. Like associated 40W is lighter than TLR 40W.

    I'm using all Losi shock oils I really like the TLR kits and they make a lot different weights. usually in diff oil i've been using Associated but since i don't race anymore i've filled all my diffs with 100k or 500k traxxas oil and my erevo and maxx have ofna diff lock which is a little heavier than 500k

    Right now i have silver front and blue rear on my erevo with 50wt TLR oil. Next time i tear down my truck i'll be adding the VDP kit and 60wt oil.

    in cst i had 700 cst team durango oil which is a lot lighter than the losi 60wt oil. I found this worked great for high speeds on gravel dirt walking paths but sucked jumping. with the losi 60wt the shocks would not rebound fast enough hence needing the VDP kit. but jumped much better and landing a lot smoother.
    Last edited by Maxx_Adam; 08-15-2013 at 01:34 PM.

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    The reason I ask for cSt oil is because the local RC shop have xray cSt oils..

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    start with 700 cst with the LT rockers if you want to jump with it maybe 800cst

    I had 700cst in my Erevo with LT rockers and it was fine for off roading, it drove like a summit, almost better in some cases.

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