Originally Posted by maxepower
I too am running mini for the first time and my first build. Recieving a lot of help from lots of friends with mini. Without them I'd be lost. Here in Aliso Viejo,Ca. we are running the teflon spacer that come in the shocks on the bottom. I never throw mine away but I was told to run 3 on those spacers under the piston this is using the plastic shocks. Run 60 wt in the front and 35wt. in the rear. Short yellow in the front and short neon yellow in the back. I don't know if this set-up will work with yours but if you find one that works post it on you website! More info later!
Try this set up on your mini I run this at socal and with a few minor adjustments from time to time my car is dialed.
Two hole pistons front and back
Three o rings inside the shock
80 front with white springs
40 rear with blue springs (sometimes red depending on track condition)
Silver sway bar up front
Black in the rear and some times I dont run one depending on track condition
Little bit of toe out for the front
Stock uprights in the rear
HPI X pattern belted with green HPI inserts all the way around (you have to cut them to size naturally)
Sometimes I will run a red insert up front depending again on track conditions
Pretty basic I hope this will help everyone seems to run a different set up but usually it ends up to be stiff/hard up front soft/medium in the rear. It just all depends on your driving style.
PM me if you have any other questions or need parts. By the way are running mid or short chassis.
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