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Old 03-31-2010, 07:13 PM   #1
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What weight is best for the diffs?
Can not not get any traction with just the grease in the diffs.
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:18 PM   #2
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what kind of truggy is it? also, are you bashing or racing? if racing what kind of track surface you running on? loose or hard packed?
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:30 PM   #3
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what kind of truggy is it? also, are you bashing or racing? if racing what kind of track surface you running on? loose or hard packed?
It is a z-car truggy, the track is fairly loose and mostly racing.
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It's all preference on what you run, but I run 7-10-3 and it works well on most tracks.
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It is a z-car truggy, the track is fairly loose and mostly racing.
Try 15, 10, and 5 in the rear
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There's a good starting point. IMO 10 might be a little light in the center but you can always adjust.
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Hey cagers14, what you need to keep in mind is that oils make your diffs work more or less like a positive-traction differential.. that being said you need to figure out what your driving style is: do you like a loose end, oversteer, understeer, etc... If you want both your tires attached to a certain diff to spin at the same time then a heavy oil is needed (10, 15...), a lesser weight oil will transfer the power to the wheel with the least resistance (hence the inside tire on a curve)... Now for the center diff when you punch the throttle down the straight and weight transfer occurs the front tires will hog up all the power resulting in ballooning, and loss of traction so the thickness of the oil used in this one will dictate if your car will pulled by the front wheels, pushed by the rears or all 4.

Any recommendations are acceptable, but only by testing you'll find the right set up for you.
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+1 good starting point, and what I usually run.

Sometimes go up to 7 in the rear on a loose track.

Note that this is a "lazy" setup... not aggressive at all, very easy to drive... exactly how I like it!
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+1 good starting point, and what I usually run.

Sometimes go up to 7 in the rear on a loose track.

Note that this is a "lazy" setup... not aggressive at all, very easy to drive... exactly how I like it!
Was going to start with 7-10-5, but will start with 10-10-5 this should take care of rear braking loose under hard acceleration.
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Hey Guy's

I have a team losi 8ight t 2.0 and i'm racing on a hard packed racing surface which might break up eventually by finals time.

I'm after a truggy diff oil setup to make it agressive and handle like a buggy.
I usually run 7f 10c and 2 rear.

Would running 12500 or 15000 in the centre help to make it more agressive or should i more likely be looking to change the front diff???

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