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Old 03-15-2006, 01:53 PM   #8161
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I'm considering changing pistons to a one hole piston for more pack. Any idea what shock oil I need equivalent to 40 and 50 weights with the two hole piston???

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Old 03-15-2006, 01:56 PM   #8162
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I'm considering changing pistons to a one hole piston for more pack. Any idea what shock oil I need equivalent to 40 and 50 weights with the two hole piston???

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you mean #2 to #1 pistons right?
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Old 03-15-2006, 03:10 PM   #8164
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you mean #2 to #1 pistons right?
Forgot they all use 2 holes! ( feel silly now for not looking) I want the piston with smaller holes, so that'd be #3 by the look of it.
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On average its a 5wt difference in oil (AE/Losi oils) from #1to#2to#3. So 40wt#1 would be like 35wt#2 and 30wt#3... although the smaller holed piston would give you more pack and control weight transfer better.
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whats better:

the ae blue aluminum screw set or the lunsford ones?
the ae blue aluminum turnbuckles or the lunsford ones?
the ae blue aluminum hinge pins or the lunford ones?

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Well what do you think is better, aluminum or titanium?
titanium is lighter and stronger but more expensive.
I would say if you have the extra money to spend then buy them, because you will never bend or break a lunsford titanium hinge pin, turnbuckle, or strip a titanium screw. Even if you do, Lunsford has a lifetime warranty on all their stuff.
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Well what do you think is better, aluminum or titanium?
titanium is lighter and stronger but more expensive.
I would say if you have the extra money to spend then buy them, because you will never bend or break a lunsford titanium hinge pin, turnbuckle, or strip a titanium screw. Even if you do, Lunsford has a lifetime warranty on all their stuff.
if i knew do you think id be askin the question??
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:21 AM   #8170
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whats better:

the ae blue aluminum screw set or the lunsford ones?
the ae blue aluminum turnbuckles or the lunsford ones?
the ae blue aluminum hinge pins or the lunford ones?

thanks in advance
if you can break an AE titanium turnbuckle... you've got mad skills...

AE doesn't make blue aluminum hinge pins... they make the stock steel ones which are very strong and polished hinge pins which are also very strong but a tad smoother...

as for screws, i use the AE aluminum ones and have never snapped/bent one in a vital area... the only screw i bend on the car is the center sockethead in the bumper assembly... i tear my car down on average twice a week and have stripped maybe 2 screws since i got the car half a year ago... the ones i strip are usually cause i rush the job and dont get my allen wrench in deep enough before turning...

to each his own, if getting aftermarket stuff makes you feel like the car is stronger or more stable then go for it
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Well what do you think is better, aluminum or titanium?
titanium is lighter and stronger but more expensive.
I would say if you have the extra money to spend then buy them, because you will never bend or break a lunsford titanium hinge pin, turnbuckle, or strip a titanium screw. Even if you do, Lunsford has a lifetime warranty on all their stuff.
Actually, if you are comparing 2 scews or any 2 parts that are identical in every aspect of size, with the only difference being the material they are made from the Titanium one will be heavier 100% of the time!!

While Ti is stronger than Aluminum it is also heavier. Ti becomes lighter than Aluminum when you use Ti's strength to your advantage. For example, a 4mm aluminum chassis is the same strenght as a 3mm Ti chassis, but since you used less material with the 3mm TI chassis, it also weighs less than the 4mm Aluminum.

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the ae blue aluminum screw set or the lunsford ones? AE is lighter but may need to be replaced more often than the Lundsford TI screws. I vote for the AE - lighter is better

the ae blue aluminum turnbuckles or the lunsford ones? - They are the same. Both are TI but the Associated ones are Blue and cheaper - -I vote for Assocaited

the ae blue aluminum hinge pins or the lunford ones? Associated only makes steel hingepins and thye are heavier though not by much. I vote Associated again as while they are heavier, you will never notice the difference (guranteed) and they will last just as long as the TI ones and be cheaper to replace!
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On average its a 5wt difference in oil (AE/Losi oils) from #1to#2to#3. So 40wt#1 would be like 35wt#2 and 30wt#3... although the smaller holed piston would give you more pack and control weight transfer better.
Thanks, I'll use that as a guide.
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How do I prevent the car from rollling in the corners?
Raise the "roll centers" front and rear in equal increments. Add shims under your hinge pin blocks.
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Actually the Lunsford hinge pins bend easier than the stock AE ones - I've bent three They Lunsford ones are a LOT lighter though. I only replaced my steel screws with Ti - and the places that didn't need the strength got aluminum. I'm 1.5 oz under weight now.
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