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Old 11-14-2012, 09:27 AM   #1516
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Thank for the setup advice!

Here is my big concern. The rear diff. I have always run the xray ball diff which was way too easy to adjust. Now, with a gear diff it seems like more of a hassle to switch. I have NO idea what oil to run as our track is small, fast, and technical. I need to power out of the turns quickly and carry power deep into the turn if I want to stay with the leaders.

Traction is so subjective. What I find to be high grip others may say med. How do I tell if I have the rear diff set correctly? Just run the kit oil and be happy?

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Start with the kit oil, but from the sound of your track you may want to lighten up the oil. I find that tuning with camber is a lot easier to chase track conditions throughout the day.
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:31 AM   #1517
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I'd just run the kit 700cst. However, there are other setup things I'd worry about before the diff oil. 700 is a good start as the diff action will be very light and smooth and will help keep the car planted under power. Thicker oils, 2000cst or so, may start giving you a little onpower oversteer. Think of a locker/spool in the rear axle of a real car, when it's locked it's easy to do cookies, when it's not it will tend to push. Obviously, there's a grey area for everything though.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:22 AM   #1518
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With not 700cst I spun rear inside tire badly when excelerating out of tight corners . Went to 1500cst and cut 80% of it out and didn't notice any bad affects
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:56 AM   #1519
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Dumb question, are diff oils and shock oils the same? Can I use a 40 weight shock oil that has a cst listing of 1000?
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:24 AM   #1520
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Dumb question, are diff oils and shock oils the same? Can I use a 40 weight shock oil that has a cst listing of 1000?
Well theoretically you can; both diff and damper oil are silcone oils and only differ in weight.
But I don`t think that 40 weight oil actually has a rating of 1000cst.
However, every brand of oil is somewhat different in weight even if the numbers on the bottle are the same.
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:35 AM   #1521
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:26 PM   #1523
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lol. You know, I love nexusracing. I really do, but you guys certainly don't have everything. Yeah Racing tornado fans, the specific product that Pete is looking for, appears to be one of those items.

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Send it back. They're supposed to be ORANGE!
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Orange anodizing creates more grip.
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How much grip does four different shades of blue provide? Stop picking on our orange cars Syndr0me!
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How much grip does four different shades of blue provide? Stop picking on our orange cars Syndr0me!
yeah silly Everyone knows Red ones are quicker haha

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harder to find the parts on the ground... I like it though...now it would be better in tamiya blue
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