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Old 04-03-2011, 12:52 AM   #1
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Default Associated RC8T Factory Team Diff Fluids on slippery track?

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I am running an associated factory team truggy. I am racing on a very loose dry slippery track. I have 3000 front,,mid.rear diffs. This is cos the previous racer had these in it. From what I have read, its a "different" setup. So I am asking any RC8T drivers what I should put in the truggy?? 3,7,10 is popular, front to back. Open to suggestions, I just think the 3000 makes it too hard to control.
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:05 AM   #2
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The ligher the oil in the rear dill the more traction you will get I run 5/7/3 it works well.What rear springs and oil are you running in your shocks.the same rule apply.If you want more control of the car try heavier oils in your shocks and stiffer springs.I run forty in the front,and thirty in the rear
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Download the manual from AE's website for the RC8T CE edition, and go through and put your truck to that set up. It's a setup that works well on all conditions. If the previous owner was running 3,3,3 there's no telling what else could have been changed that is not conventional.
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Hey guys

I am running an associated factory team truggy. I am racing on a very loose dry slippery track. I have 3000 front,,mid.rear diffs. This is cos the previous racer had these in it. From what I have read, its a "different" setup. So I am asking any RC8T drivers what I should put in the truggy?? 3,7,10 is popular, front to back. Open to suggestions, I just think the 3000 makes it too hard to control.
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Hey Jay, try 10-10-10 on a sloppy track, or maybe even a little higher,

Just try it and let me know how it was
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:31 AM   #5
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I was running 7-7-7 last season on a really rough and semi slippery track with great success (stock CE setup). I think you could easely go down to like 5 or even 3 in the rear if you want more stability.
Got 7-10-5 in now, so as soon as it dries up Im gonna give that a try.
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Like some people have said, the box stock setup is really good! I'm thinking about going down to 5 or 3 in the rear though.
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don't change the rear any lower, on the truggy lower the center and the rear will follow. run 777 regular, 757 loose and 7/10/7 on high bite. did this for 13 months with great traction.
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don't change the rear any lower, on the truggy lower the center and the rear will follow. run 777 regular, 757 loose and 7/10/7 on high bite. did this for 13 months with great traction.
I agree, I used these very same setups with good results. Non-conventional to most but it helped me.
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Thanks for the tips guys, I have that setup pdf on my computer. When I rebuild the diffs with the fluids, do I need to buy anything else like new shims?
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