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Old 06-08-2011, 06:19 PM   #1
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I was going over a set up sheet for the 8ight 2.0 buggy on the Losi website. The recommendation was 55/35 front and 56/25 rear. Why is this not a whole number like 30 weight or 35 weight, thats how I remember it? Why is it written in a fraction format? Any help is appreciated.
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The 55 and 56 is a shock piston size.
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it is not a fraction, it is a range...

In front shock you should use from 35 to 55 and in the rear you should use from 25 to 56. This depends of the temps...

I think its this
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The 55 and 56 is a shock piston size.
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it is not a fraction, it is a range...

In front shock you should use from 35 to 55 and in the rear you should use from 25 to 56. This depends of the temps...

I think its this
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there are brands where that is a range of oil you should use but thanks for the correction
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I was thinking it was a range, but thats a huge range. These numbers are off of Adam Drake's set up. I think MX943 is rite piston size and oil weight. Can't see using 56 weight in the rear.
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Who makes 56wt oil?
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Who makes 56wt oil?

Oh yeah, AE has that new 56.7 wonder oil All kidding aside, I use 32.5 and 37.5 in some
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The 55 and 56 is a shock piston size.
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On the set up sheet you will see:


Piston/Oil = 56 Piston / 25 Oil

56/25
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Ah.. that was some appreciated humor for this morning.
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