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Old 04-07-2009, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default tight or loose suspension?

rustler xl-5 waterproof...i bought it 2 days ago. im wondering if i should add suspension clips or spacers..(the little things that came with it) im a full throttle off road kinda guy and im worried that the motor will slap the ground when creating destruction off-road? would anyone recomend putting those on sisnce im not going to buy new shox. if so shout i tighten it up to the max or what? again im new to this rc game so any advice on soft vs. tight susp. would help. pros cons the whole bit. thanx again
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Old 04-07-2009, 07:19 PM   #2
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put the biggest spacer u have on the shock and it should leave the arms leveled to the ground u want that allround i will jump much better and wont slap on the ground when jumping.if u get threated shocks just turn the hock collar intil the arms are level.dont turn the collar to the max the ride height will be to high and the shocks to stiff just a little at a time.soft springs will give u more grip front and rear and stiff springs in the rear will give u less grip and in the frount will give u more steering ,do softer and the rear and stiffer in the frount. soft springs will go over bumps better stiffer springs wont if the track is bumpy. if the track is smooth then run meduim springs in the rear and stiff in the frount.do u plan on changing oils in the stock .
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