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Old 04-08-2009, 01:52 PM   #1
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I have some shocks on my B4 from a XXX4. I am not familiar with the Losi springs, so what color/type spring would you suggest for the front/rear for an average, well balanced set up? Also what shock oil would you suggest in the front/rear? Right now I am running 30wt all around with silver springs in the front and reds in the back. Seems to work ok, but just wanted to see if there is a better idea out there. Our tracks around here are low traction, hard surface.
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I have some shocks on my B4 from a XXX4. I am not familiar with the Losi springs, so what color/type spring would you suggest for the front/rear for an average, well balanced set up? Also what shock oil would you suggest in the front/rear? Right now I am running 30wt all around with silver springs in the front and reds in the back. Seems to work ok, but just wanted to see if there is a better idea out there. Our tracks around here are low traction, hard surface.
Typically 40wt in the front and 35wt in the rear is fine. On my XXX-CR I use 2.9-rate srpings in the front (Orange) and (Pink and Red) in the rear which are 2.3 and 2.6rate. I'd keep your springs the same, you already choose a great set for the bugggy. On bumpy track use my suggestion if smooth use your existing setup. I always start off with 40wt in the front and 35wt in the rear on any offroad 1/10 scale
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32.5 front and 27.5 rear works well with the silver/red springs on a BK1. Might be good on the B4 too
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If you want to match a setup from someone that uses associated shocks you can use associated pistons in your losi shocks and then match the springs the best you can by using the following spring chart.

http://www.petitrc.com/reglages/BuggySpringChart.pdf
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On my B4 with losi shocks i am currently running the "light wieght set up" with red pistons all the way around with AE 30 wieght oil in front with orange pistons and AE 25 wieght oil in back with white springs. This is very similer to the Brown AE springs and the Black AE springs that alot of light wieght setups are calling for.
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Old 04-08-2009, 06:31 PM   #6
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On my B4 with losi shocks i am currently running the "light wieght set up" with red pistons all the way around with AE 30 wieght oil in front with orange pistons and AE 25 wieght oil in back with white springs. This is very similer to the Brown AE springs and the Black AE springs that alot of light wieght setups are calling for.
yes the red pistons are good, I prefer the pink. White springs in the rear are way to soft for my taste unless when on a carpet track. I've always been sold on 32.5wt to 35wt in the rear and 35-40wt in the front. My XXX-CR is set up like a B4 in every aspect, I actually have a shorter rear camber link to make it turn a little better, buggies pretty much all jump the same.

I'd say the above wt's for indoor tight small tracks, and my weights for medium to large sized tracks. I wouldn't go softer than pink 2.5" in the rear and Red 2" in the front. I wouldn't go higher than Silver 2.5" in the Rear and Blue 2" in the front. WE all have our personal preferences on driving styles and how the car feels. My ways could work for you or the above posts ways will work. I'd try them both and see what you like best. Typically for buggies with losi shocks pink 2.5" in the rear and orange 2" is the starting point.
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Munn42 is right for a car with LiPo AKA light weight setup...
but how dare you drive a AE,,, LOL kidding!!
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