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Old 01-09-2011, 06:09 PM   #1
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I am still very new to the 1/8th scale truggy racing and at my local track today I noticed that my truggy tends to bottom out when hitting the face of the first jump and back side of the landing area.

I put in 60 Losi oil in the fronts and backs, but no help. The truggy is a Hot Bodies Lightning so I know it is a heavy one.

Do I need to try a different weight shock oil or a different spring on the shocks. Your help or suggestions is appreciated.

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Old 01-09-2011, 06:21 PM   #2
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Both stiffer springs and heavier oil will help from bottoming out.


Check your ride height also. Just drop the truggy from a couple feet onto a flat surface . A good starting point for most vehicles is to have the f/r arms close to level ( horizontal).
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If I drop my truggy from a couple of feet the thing bottoms out and smacks the ground... This is kinda new to me so what springs and shock oil would you guys recommend?
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Look up setting your shock rebound on youtube. Adam Drake has a good video that should help you out.
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set the arms level....bottoming out is normal...nothing to worry about
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Is your truggy new ? From what i've heard the hot bodies truggy shock springs get weak after a few gallons . Also set the ride height according to the setup sheet . These cars are designed to use all the suspension so it may be normal . If it is handling good then i wouldn't worry about it .
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