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Old 10-18-2010, 05:55 AM   #1
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i have a losi 2.0 rtr that i have started to upgrade and i grabbed new shock set and and springs and was wondering if i should use the standard race roller setup for fluids or should i change the fluid a bit since my rtr is a bit heavier i was thinking of leaving 40wt with silver and 54 piston in the front shocks and instead of 25 go with 27 1/2 in the rear with green springs and # 56 piston

could use some advice thank you
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:03 AM   #2
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The best advice anyone could give you is wheel time and experimenting with different oil weights on the different tracks you run on until you find what works best for you and your driving styles.

I'm not trying to be abstract, thats just how it's got to be done.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:06 AM   #3
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yea i figured thats what people would say im jjust want to find a good starting point plus i have some big jumps at my mocal track and dont want to start to low and cuase damage
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Keep the stock oil/piston/spring setup. It's pretty good for most conditions. Disassemble the shocks and check the pistons/seals for binding. Rebuild with new oil, and check for appropriate rebound. Putting together losi shocks correctly is very important. Find a fellow losi racer if you are having any problems.
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Old 10-18-2010, 06:31 AM   #5
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ok thanks and when you say stock setup u refering to rtr or race rolelr??

one thing i noticed was that my shock setup was not what other people siad the rtr setup was and was even different then the manual.

the manual said it was 54 piston with 40 wt front and rear but when i went to change my oil the other week i noticed it was 55 piston with 35 oil front and rear
i dont know what thats all about
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Check youtube. Adam Drake has a bunch of videos that show you nearly everything you'll need to do to setup or rebuild the 8ight.
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40wt/54 pistons in the front, 25wt/56 pistons in the rear is prob where you want to be to start.
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Depends on your driving style....

If you are good at backsiding the jumps, smooth landings, etc, then stick with the setup as 071crazy said 40/#54 pistons up front and 25/#56 pistons.

Not so good at those, then go 37.5/#55 pistons in front and 27.5/#56 pistons in back as it will help the car settle on the not so good landings.
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Could try the 8ight 2.0 thread. But typical setup is front 40wt oil, 54 pistons and silver springs. Rear 25wt oil, 56 pistons and green springs.
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The Losi standard setup is really common for racers. Go to the track and virtually everyone running fast is using it. Just like JAMMINKRAZY posted.

Also, the chassis on a Losi is considered a wear item and needs to be replaced every so often... just the way it is to go fast.
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Could try the 8ight 2.0 thread. But typical setup is front 40wt oil, 54 pistons and silver springs. Rear 25wt oil, 56 pistons and green springs.
Jammin is dead on...only time I think about changing wieght is when the temp outside drops below 60 or goes over 100 with alot of sun light...

Dont sweat the 1/2 wieghts...there is a variable in the centistoke wieghts of the silicone fluid from lot to lot(silicone is not measured in s.a.e. wieght like oil)
You can buy 2 bottles of any brand with a s.a.e. wieght of 40 and there is a difference of viscosity in the 2 bottles.
The only company I know that truly hand blends for a certain centistoke wieght on their shock fluids and diff fluids is a small racer ran group called protechrc.com. They have a 'smart diff' lube for the buggy that has been tested in every track condition possible over the past 20 months with great results and its production/market date is Nov 1st.
Their shock oils should be released about 30 days after. Check them out.
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