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Old 02-10-2008, 09:56 PM   #16
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If your trying to dampen a large jump, you run smaller holes in the shock piston with the same oil. You need more "pack" for large jumps. The truggy 1.4 dampen more the the MBX5 1.5's with the same oil/spring. Give that a shot, as the heavier oil will affect overall suspension ride/absorbtion.
i dont know how to take em apart and ill probably end up wrecking something

ill just get those progressive springs and they should be enough. i dont race/jump, i was just curions.

thanks for all the help.
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in that case take the light blue soft ones..
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in that case take the light blue soft ones..
why do you say that?

i think id rather have hard as theyre obviously harder to bottom out, i dont know, this is confusing...
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Most buggies will bottom when dropped from 3 feet. Toss the buggy 6 feet in front of you, from 3 feet up, and you will simulate real-world jumping. I too mountain bike, when you drop 4 feet on a trail, its a lot smoother over the span of 15 feet, than from a dead stop. I would suggest the 450 oil and blue long springs, personally. Pour out the 250 oil, pour in the 450, recap them.
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Most buggies will bottom when dropped from 3 feet. Toss the buggy 6 feet in front of you, from 3 feet up, and you will simulate real-world jumping. I too mountain bike, when you drop 4 feet on a trail, its a lot smoother over the span of 15 feet, than from a dead stop. I would suggest the 450 oil and blue long springs, personally. Pour out the 250 oil, pour in the 450, recap them.
yeah thats true... drops aernt as bad when youre flying off em doing 60 km/h

kinda like this video... if you were to try and wheelie drop those, youd be screwed. http://youtube.com/watch?v=hZLrNlnHJTA&feature=related

i think ill put in 450 oil, and get those hard progressive springs.

ps: how come i put oil in my shocks, then decide to switch it, and the oil comes out and its grey. when i put it in it was clear... why?
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if you are no hard racer or beginner
and don't do jumps higher than 9 feet
the soft ones give a way more forgiving car
and will glue your buggy to the track
with hard ones it will become more likely twitchy....

I use the soft ones
and they are a real +
against any brand spring
you just sence the difference ..
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if you are no hard racer or beginner
and don't do jumps higher than 9 feet
the soft ones give a way more forgiving car
and will glue your buggy to the track
with hard ones it will become twitchy....

I use the soft ones
and they are a real +
against any brand spring
yeah i see what you mean, you have a good point. i dont race nor do i hit big jumps.

ps: how the hell does this guy do this and not destroy his car? what kind of a suspension set up would you need for this? 1.0 holes in the piston, 1000 weight oil, and super stiff springs or what?

http://youtube.com/watch?v=lOM6SSJTirE

and is that guys car ridiculously fast or is it just me? i thought mine was fast but i think his would win a race.
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unrelated: pics of my motor mount, i had to "fix" it in order to get it to fit properly

heres what its supposed to look like: http://www.rc-dragon.com/catalog/images/MBX001B.jpg

EDIT: dont know how my dog (fox) made it into there....
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