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Old 06-10-2021, 08:02 PM
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jUST STARTING TO GET FAST WITH MY DRAG CAR AND WAS WONDERING WHAT WEIGHT OIL PEOPLE USE IN THE FRONT AND REAR SHOCKS?? THANKS FOR THE HELP
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Old 06-12-2021, 04:39 AM
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I'm 70wt in the rear and 40wt in the front.
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Old 06-12-2021, 05:12 AM
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50wt front with undersized holes in the piston, 80wt back, stock piston
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Old 07-13-2021, 07:02 AM
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I traditionally have been running 90w rear and 60w in the front but I am trying a new combo of 100k diff oil in rear and in the front with oversized internal and external limiters - a buddy of mine has been running that combo for awhile and swears by it so we will see.
I guess that is part of the fun - trying new combos and seeing what works.
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Please post what brand of oil with your weights. They aren't all created equal.
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Old 07-13-2021, 10:13 AM
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I was recently told to try 2000cst diff fluid... which would be roughly more than twice the thickness I'm running now. It has me wondering.
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Old 07-13-2021, 12:34 PM
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isn't this topic about shock oil? or did some 1 that just posted on diff oil take it ovar,,
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Old 07-13-2021, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by the rc guy View Post
isn't this topic about shock oil? or did some 1 that just posted on diff oil take it ovar,,
Okay, I admit I wasn't clear, but as someone named "the rc guy", you really don't seem to understand the details of what I said...

Shock oil and diff oil are both silicone oil. The only difference is that shock oils tend to stop around 100wt/1300cst. Diff oil is literally the same stuff, only you find it all the way up to about 1mil wt. Beyond that, it begins to get made out of a different silicone compound and the name changes to "diff putty".

2000cst diff oil is roughly 160wt, based on the chart above. Being that you can only go up to 100wt with the commonly stocked at your LHS Losi shock oil, moving up to diff oil is the only way to go thicker.
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Think I started with 32 1/2 up front, and 80 in the rear. Thinking I'll need to go to a 2000 etc type diff fluid to get the rears better.
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