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Old 09-24-2014, 03:28 AM   #1
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Going to order a bunch of shock oil soon. I've heard that every brand measures differently and stuff like that so I thought it is best that I stick to one brand from now on. I decided on Tamiya oil since that's what I run and the measurements make more sense to my metric head.

Anyway, what range of weights should I be looking at? 300-700? What is most commonly used? For what its worth, its for Tamiya touring cars running TRF shocks
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Going to order a bunch of shock oil soon. I've heard that every brand measures differently and stuff like that so I thought it is best that I stick to one brand from now on. I decided on Tamiya oil since that's what I run and the measurements make more sense to my metric head.

Anyway, what range of weights should I be looking at? 300-700? What is most commonly used? For what its worth, its for Tamiya touring cars running TRF shocks
When I look at the different TRF417v5/418 setup sheets (don't know which version you have) I see that shock oils range from 350 to 550, so that is what I buy. Run mostly 400/450.

So if you go for 300-700 you are probably well covered, maybe even going a little too low/high.
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Most of the trf tamiya uses Much more shock oil
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I just read through a few setup sheets on petitrc to get a better idea. Most setups are between 350-550 so it looks like that's what I need. Might as well make the change to muchmore then, cheaper oil and easier to compare setups.
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350-550 would be enough to cover any extreme changes in temps, handling characteristics, etc. Past those weights you can tune using other options.
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Old 09-24-2014, 02:57 PM   #6
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Muchmore here.

Cheap(ish), clean, doesn't stink after being used for ages, bottles are sturdy.

Seems to be commonly used with factory drivers even when not sponsored. Sounds good to me.
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Over here most our hobby shops stock losi for shock oils so I went with that. The colors help when I don't write down my setup and think about making changes (seems about 50% of the time it comes out gray anyway but one can sort of make out the color), and I like that they print the weight on the top so when you look down at it in your box its easily found.

Diff oils I'm all over the board as it seems no one company scales all the way up or down and I don't think I've ever used up an entire bottle in my many years of racing?
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I'm exactly the same way. Losi shock oils, a dozen different diff oils.
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MuchMore Oils here, both for shocks and diff's. They also have some x500 weights for the diffs, so there is plenty of graduation for fine tuning diffs (although I seem to be on 3000-4000 for rear diff oil). There's just as much difference in the diffs oil weights between manufactures. MM 4000 feels similar to AE 2000 for example...So always something to bare in mind.
Best thing with the MM oils is the bottles don't leak, unlike many other oils I've used before.
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How tall are the much more bottles? I'm growing tired of associated. The bottles are too tall to stand up in my pit box, and they leak the oil that gets stuck in the cap after use, even with the blue stopper.

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Take a look at prospec oil the bottles are small and fit really nice in pit bags. Got mine from apex rc switched from muchmore and are really happy so far
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Like what everyone here said, Muchmore! Because it's easy to cross reference with the setup sheets provided by the TRF guys. For diff, I prefer Kyosho Oil.
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I've been running Losi shock oil for years, nice and color coded in case you forgot what oil you are running.
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I use whatever I can get my hands on whether its Associated (Lucas Oil), Losi, Racer's Edge, or Integy. If I ever get so picky about shock oil that I wont like one brand or the other, its time for me to find a new hobby.
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