11-24-2009, 10:25 PM
Join Date: Mar 2007
The 53333 spring set allows you to run shorter shock lengths. The other sets to look at are the short TRF springs which come in:
Most seem to use the short TRF blue, yellow and red. The springs from the 53333 set are the same length. The 53440 set are normal length, I have never used them on a mini.
The shocks can be shortened by adding or subtracting internal spacers, which change the length and the amount of droop. The shock piston will also affect the shock. I use only a 3mm spacer on each shock when using full length TRF shocks.
Comes back to how you like your car to handle for your driving style.
Having a selection of the above springs just gives more sutle tuning options or can cause massive grief.
If you read the content at rc-mini-net you will see that spring rates do not radically change the car's handling. You just need to find a setup that works and then practice on being consistant.
Last edited by caltek1; 11-25-2009 at 12:08 AM.
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