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Old 05-26-2008, 01:04 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Putting Longer Springs On A Truck

Im new to RC racing and i want my new truck to have better springs.

Well i was looking at it and im wondering if i have to get a longer shaft to put on longer springs.

So do i???
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Can anyone help???
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What truck are you talking about? You need to be more specific.
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Longer springs don't need to have longer shafts but it will stiffen the rate if compressed. So longer would be better but the down travel will be a factor cause the arms will only drop so far. I would stick to spec springs and get the rate you desire........

EDIT...: THE SPRING RATE WONT CHANGE UNLESS ITS A PROGRESSIVE SPRING. Only way to change the spring rate is by changing the spring strength.

Longer may fully compress quicker depending on the length.

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uptravel will also be a problem. You'll probably keep blowing the tops off as well as tearing up the bladders.
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