06-01-2007, 06:39 AM
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Kansas City, MO (USA)
question on shocks
I received my TC5 from Tower Hobbies Reno location yesterday. I spent 6 hours builing last night and I have some questions about the shocks. I will use this car on carpet with foam tires. I used both the large and small blue foam pieces above the shock diaphram as the kit instructions called for. This gave me a LOT of rebound, more that I have ever seen with any shock before. When I look at Juho's set up sheet on the Associated site it indicates that he did not use rebound foam. It also says 25% rebound. Since there are no foam tire set ups on the Associated site I am asking for help.
So here are my questions:
1. Does 25% rebound mean that the shock rebounds 25% of the travel?
2. Should I use rebound foam for foam tire carpet application?
3. What effect does rebound have anyway? I would think it is just like adding spring rate.
Thanks for your help.
Big Bad Bob
AKA Big Bad Bob