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Old 09-20-2012, 01:53 AM   #466
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Will have to double check
But I think 2 o-rings in normal X-1 length, or 1 oring with rally shaft for longer Vii length TRF shock

When setting up a new shock length I leave the oil out until I have everything set how it should be
OK, Thank You!
How's working that setup from your picture with longer plastic ball joint and overturned shock position on the track?
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:22 AM   #467
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OK, Thank You!
How's working that setup from your picture with longer plastic ball joint and overturned shock position on the track?
It works more like the kit aluminum damper, but with 100% reliability
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:15 AM   #468
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Now I'm confused. Could You please describe the difference? Are there any problems with stock (V2/RM-01) damper?
I'm afraid that I'm not able to test all setups properly at the moment so any advice appreciated.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:30 AM   #469
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Now I'm confused. Could You please describe the difference? Are there any problems with stock (V2/RM-01) damper?
I'm afraid that I'm not able to test all setups properly at the moment so any advice appreciated.
We race on a lot of rough outdoor circuits in SoCal

The TRF shock is more sturdy
No oil weeping out, spring sag, etc

For indoor tracks the VII/RM shock is great though, and lightweight
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:16 AM   #470
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Ive got to agree that the standard V2/RM shock could be improved. I usually have to top up with oil most weekends. Great car though!
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Ive got to agree that the standard V2/RM shock could be improved. I usually have to top up with oil most weekends. Great car though!
I am liking the TRF shock...can find softer springs easy and more oil volume is a good thing.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:31 AM   #472
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The TRF shock is more sturdy
No oil weeping out, spring sag, etc
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Ive got to agree that the standard V2/RM shock could be improved. I usually have to top up with oil most weekends.
How about some damper grease to stop the oil leak... I use it for silicone o-ring and rubber cap in TRF shocks and it works well.
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Same here, i've always used tamiya damper grease and the leaking is much better. Never had problems with my dampers so far.
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Default Tamiya springs and damper oil

Anyone know if Tamiya oils are rated on cst scale or if they compare to other companies oils such as AE oils?

Same for their TC springs, does anyone know what their spring ratings are for the springs used on their TRF shock?

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How about some damper grease to stop the oil leak... I use it for silicone o-ring and rubber cap in TRF shocks and it works well.
Thanks for the tip, will try tomorrow.
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Is there a SIDE spring chart anywhere that has the Tamiya and AE and CRC spring rates?
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guys, about the 'football'/pivot joint between main chassis and rear pod, are you guys doing anything to reinforce it from popping out? It seems if it pops out once, then it'll keep on popping out and/or bind up while running. The plastic needs a carbon reinforced upgrade for guys like me who do aerobatics... :-(
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guys, about the 'football'/pivot joint between main chassis and rear pod, are you guys doing anything to reinforce it from popping out? It seems if it pops out once, then it'll keep on popping out and/or bind up while running. The plastic needs a carbon reinforced upgrade for guys like me who do aerobatics... :-(
Haven't had any issues on my car yet

But if it pops out once, it is damaged and should be replaced
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What longer ballstuds are most people using for the laydown servo setup?
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Old 09-26-2012, 03:31 AM   #480
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Thanks for the tip, will try tomorrow.
Is it better with damper grease? I have no experience with V2 shock at the moment... I'm going to build mine this weekend.


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What longer ballstuds are most people using for the laydown servo setup?
Longer screw, alu shims and Tamiya fluorine ball nut.
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