08-12-2013, 10:36 AM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: The Netherlands
Originally Posted by monaro
Has any one got a good set up using the big bore shocks they could share
I tried them for first time on the weekend an the car was a handful to drive
I'm using stock springs with 1500 Xceed oil 6 hole piston had a lot if steering
Should I go heavier oil or springs thanks
My experience with the LP shocks:
Last sunday I finally had the time to test the new big bore shocks.
Design and quality is really good, as usual. I did had one piston which was slightly scraping the shock housing so I placed it in the dremel and sanded it a bit with 1000 grit sanding paper.
The fit of the pistons in the shock housing is very close, almost no play in the shockshaft.
The shocks come with 6 hole pistons with 1.2mm holes and 3.4kg 5.5 winding springs.
I also received the new springs and some different pistons.
I build the shocks with the 6 hole pistons and tried different oils to get a similar feel to my normal shocks (3@550). I ended up with 1000cst oil.
For the springs I started with the 4.1kg in the front and 3.9 in the rear. This are in between of the red and black full length springs in term of stiffness.
The car felt good with these settings, but was a bit too easy to drive. Suffered from initial and mid corner understeer. So also fitted the 3.9 springs in the front and this worked really well.
I didn't had time to try the standard springs, I think they are too soft but maybe they will work because of the car will roll a bit less.
I will need to do more testing with oils and pistons but I think my settings are a really good starting set.
So standard 6 hole pistons with 1000cst and 3.9kg springs all around.
The new black edition kit, which has the big bore shocks as standard, comes with 1300cst shock oil. So 1000-1500cst should be a good starting point.
Personally I would first try some stiffer springs, the 3.9kg all around.