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Old 05-07-2012, 07:19 AM   #5791
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The Losi springs are closer spaced than the Durango ones, so you dont have to make huge jumps in spring weight. Kyosho are my favorite springs.....but they are HUGE money! Avid has some good ideas with their new spring line. The only fall back is the jump between rates.
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Ray - with the shorty pack or full-length?
I've been thinking of giving the shorty a real try and spending some time with it.
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Ray - with the shorty pack or full-length?
I've been thinking of giving the shorty a real try and spending some time with it.
Hey JR. The setup was with a shorty lipo. I tried to get a full size lipo to work as well and was able to get it close with 1.1 front pistons and kit springs. It just wasn't as consistent as the shorty pack.


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jpcopeland1 if you wanna try losi springs here is something to try.
I just started runing the 210 last week but work at my track 3 days a week so I got some good tuning time. There is no comparison this car loves the shorty packs. My 22 didnt change much with the shorty but the 210 to me became more responsive and reacted faster with the shorty. As far as losi springs I have found a shock setup that is working great on my car. To me the 6 hole pistons didnt feel like they had enough pack so I took the blank pistons and drilled some 4 hole 56 pistons with 22.5 oil and whit springs on rear and orange up front and my car was REAL good. A local die hard AE driver drove my car saturday and sold his b4.1 on sunday. Glad I decided to try the car after the shock change I am lovin it.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:17 AM   #5795
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jpcopeland1 if you wanna try losi springs here is something to try.
I just started runing the 210 last week but work at my track 3 days a week so I got some good tuning time. There is no comparison this car loves the shorty packs. My 22 didnt change much with the shorty but the 210 to me became more responsive and reacted faster with the shorty. As far as losi springs I have found a shock setup that is working great on my car. To me the 6 hole pistons didnt feel like they had enough pack so I took the blank pistons and drilled some 4 hole 56 pistons with 22.5 oil and whit springs on rear and orange up front and my car was REAL good. A local die hard AE driver drove my car saturday and sold his b4.1 on sunday. Glad I decided to try the car after the shock change I am lovin it.
That was the exact matchup of losi springs I was thinking of trying. orange fronts, white rears. For my pistons I stuck with the stock Durango pistons and epoxied 2 holes shut. I have spare sets so glueing holes shut isnt a big deal, and they've help up. Using regular CA wouldnt stand up to the rigors of off-road, the seals would pop out. As far as oil goes, I stuck with 30 all around, helped my car land a little smoother without excessive chassis slap, and it soaks up the rhythm section a bit better then lighter oil. However changing out springs may make me have to go to a lighter oil.
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Anyone have problems getting the slipper tight enough? Feels like I don't have any spring action left, and still the slipper seems too loose.
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That was the exact matchup of losi springs I was thinking of trying. orange fronts, white rears. For my pistons I stuck with the stock Durango pistons and epoxied 2 holes shut. I have spare sets so glueing holes shut isnt a big deal, and they've help up. Using regular CA wouldnt stand up to the rigors of off-road, the seals would pop out. As far as oil goes, I stuck with 30 all around, helped my car land a little smoother without excessive chassis slap, and it soaks up the rhythm section a bit better then lighter oil. However changing out springs may make me have to go to a lighter oil.
May want to try pink or yellow Rears, remember the Durango has a very heavy rear end
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Anyone have problems getting the slipper tight enough? Feels like I don't have any spring action left, and still the slipper seems too loose.
I have noticed differences in length with the aluminum spacer for the layshaft. One with the kit was perfect and rencently put a new one on. It was a tad too long. I had to sand it down carefully to free everything up. I would suspect that the spacer is too short. Try using a shim or two on the topshaft and that will compress the slipper plate near the motorplate.
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I have noticed differences in length with the aluminum spacer for the layshaft. One with the kit was perfect and rencently put a new one on. It was a tad too long. I had to sand it down carefully to free everything up. I would suspect that the spacer is too short. Try using a shim or two on the topshaft and that will compress the slipper plate near the motorplate.
I ran into this the other day. My slipper pads had glazed over to the point of no return (compltely my fault I had changed from mod to stock and didnt check my slipper, pads were wasted), swapped with AE's which are a direct fit with the RW spurs I use and problem was gone.
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same thing here I swapped to a schumacher slipper which is a little thicker
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I ran into this the other day. My slipper pads had glazed over to the point of no return (compltely my fault I had changed from mod to stock and didnt check my slipper, pads were wasted), swapped with AE's which are a direct fit with the RW spurs I use and problem was gone.
How can you tell when the pads are beyond the point of rescue?
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I have noticed differences in length with the aluminum spacer for the layshaft. One with the kit was perfect and rencently put a new one on. It was a tad too long. I had to sand it down carefully to free everything up. I would suspect that the spacer is too short. Try using a shim or two on the topshaft and that will compress the slipper plate near the motorplate.
Thanks for this tip, I'll investigate...
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Have a look at them if they are shiny then you can use some fine sandpaper and or scrape off the glazing.
Flip them first and use the other side then look at sanding or replacing them
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same thing here I swapped to a schumacher slipper which is a little thicker
x2 on that
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Anyone have problems getting the slipper tight enough? Feels like I don't have any spring action left, and still the slipper seems too loose.
Might sound funny but you sure the diff is not slipping? Did that to my last diff rebuild kit from bfast today!!
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