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Old 08-11-2008, 04:36 AM   #1
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How do you judge the amount of preload needed or desired? I run an average bashing session with my Traxxas Slash and I have really no idea about the amount of preload I need or what to look for to judge the amount needed or required.
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Just use the spring collars to adjust ride-height. Never pre-load an off-road car (ie so it has no suspension downtravel) as it will absolutely ruin the bump handling.
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So I would assume then that the Slash "bottoming-out" is no big deal...seems strange to me that a suspension would "bottom-out" like that...Maybe I'll play with different weight shock oils or stronger springs. Anyone else having problems with the Traxxas Slash "bottoming-out"?
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As sosidge mentioned, the spring clips are primarily for adjusting ride height and adding a whole bunch of them to eliminate bottoming out will just make your truck bounce crazily when landing as the shocks aren't allowed to do their thing. What you need to look into is changing the shock oil to a heavier weight oil, or just heavier springs, and that will keep the shocks from cycling so quickly and allowing the truck to bottom out like it's doing.
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