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Old 11-30-2011, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Solidd33 View Post
Losi spring rate question:

Personally, in using black vs green springs the black feel softer. I looked around and it appears that the black springs 3.4 are supposed to be stiffer than the green 3.1. Is this true?
I understand the same thing. The thing is when I used the green rears I used 25W fluid. With the black springs I use 30W oil. I would not say the black springs actually seemed softer but when working together with thicker fluid the car handled a bit better.
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Old 12-02-2011, 02:16 AM
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Continuing with suspension questions:

At a race ready 7.9lbs my silver front springs(running 40wt AE oil w/50% rebound) have to be bottomed out just to achieve 28mm ride height. Is this normal and/or would it just make more sense to up the spring rate? (green)

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my losi running a tekin rx8 with tekin t8 1900kv motor proline slipstream body airtronics m11 2.4ghz with heaps of after market stuff this car is awsome
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Originally Posted by Solidd33 View Post
Continuing with suspension questions:

At a race ready 7.9lbs my silver front springs(running 40wt AE oil w/50% rebound) have to be bottomed out just to achieve 28mm ride height. Is this normal and/or would it just make more sense to up the spring rate? (green)

You could try full rebound and see how it works for you. And as you mentioned, your other option is to try the stiffer spring. I had this problem before with the Losi silvers--bought fresh springs and problem solved!
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Old 12-02-2011, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Solidd33 View Post
Continuing with suspension questions:

At a race ready 7.9lbs my silver front springs(running 40wt AE oil w/50% rebound) have to be bottomed out just to achieve 28mm ride height. Is this normal and/or would it just make more sense to up the spring rate? (green)
I have found that large open fast tracks work better for me with the greens up front but on smaller, tighter tracks the silvers up front and greens in the rear work better with 40f/27.5r oil wt.
When I go with the greens up front I also may step up the oil wt. to 45wt (depends).
This is what works for me and I'm sure may not work for others, you always have to find what works for you.
And like stated above I felt full rebound does help with the silvers up front but still use the greens for big tracks.
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by KingdomRacer View Post
I have found that large open fast tracks work better for me with the greens up front but on smaller, tighter tracks the silvers up front and greens in the rear work better with 40f/27.5r oil wt.
When I go with the greens up front I also may step up the oil wt. to 45wt (depends).
This is what works for me and I'm sure may not work for others, you always have to find what works for you.
And like stated above I felt full rebound does help with the silvers up front but still use the greens for big tracks.
These sound like good tips. I appreciate the info guys and will continue to experiment.
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:47 AM
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well about 4 or 5 full race days in and my 8ight is getting better and better , its freeing up nicely , its time to adjust everything as its all settled real nice

real happy no broken parts and near real wear and tear
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Old 12-04-2011, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Solidd33 View Post
These sound like good tips. I appreciate the info guys and will continue to experiment.
+1. I am gonna try greens up front on our large tracks next year and see how I like it . . .
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Originally Posted by dangerwr View Post
+1. I am gonna try greens up front on our large tracks next year and see how I like it . . .
so is that greens front and rear on larger tracks ?
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Originally Posted by DBL15 View Post
so is that greens front and rear on larger tracks ?
I use the black springs in the rear for larger tracks with greens up front.
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Originally Posted by KingdomRacer View Post
I use the black springs in the rear for larger tracks with greens up front.
thanks mate will check what i have in my supply

what shock oils you running ? front / rear
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Originally Posted by DBL15 View Post
thanks mate will check what i have in my supply

what shock oils you running ? front / rear
30-32.5wt rear/ 42.5-45wt front
The heavy side is for when it gets above 90*F
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Originally Posted by KingdomRacer View Post
30-32.5wt rear/ 42.5-45wt front
The heavy side is for when it gets above 90*F
anyone know what the race roller weights it comes with as i have not changed anything yet and i like how it handles but yeh just wondering what oils would be in it

i am at work so i cant check the book
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Originally Posted by KingdomRacer View Post
I have found that large open fast tracks work better for me with the greens up front but on smaller, tighter tracks the silvers up front and greens in the rear work better with 40f/27.5r oil wt.
When I go with the greens up front I also may step up the oil wt. to 45wt (depends).
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If moving to silver rears rather than stepping down oil weight, will this still create a similar effect at improving traction? I imagine based on how much softer the suspension feels that it would indeed, albeit to a lesser degree.

Drake setup except for below changes
7.9lbs race weight w/4s lipo
-1 camber f/r & 4deg total toe-out front
40f/35r silver/black, on small tight track, slightly damp but blue grooved clay
27f/28r ride height

The rear of the car liked to get loose around corners even at slow speeds using ultra-soft Sweep Exagons.

Take this for what you will with setting up for your own track conditions everyone.
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