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Old 10-16-2012, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Jonny5 View Post
The TD ones are probably the easiest to get ahold of, and were in stock at Tower last I checked. We've been using single taper- haven't tried the dual taper yet. As for the quality, the TD, Ghea, and the ones we got from Nick on Oople are all great quality/fit.
amainhobbies also has the GEHA ones!
I am not sure which to buy
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Guys I've been having great luck with the single taper TD pistons. I've been using the 4 hole units, plugging two holes, drilling out the others to 1.6's front and 1.7's rear in both the 2wd buggy and 2wd SC truck. I plan on doing the same in the St truck and 4wd.

Shock oils in the 275cst to 400 cst depending on car and track.
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Originally Posted by Randy_Pike View Post
Guys I've been having great luck with the single taper TD pistons. I've been using the 4 hole units, plugging two holes, drilling out the others to 1.6's front and 1.7's rear in both the 2wd buggy and 2wd SC truck. I plan on doing the same in the St truck and 4wd.

Shock oils in the 275cst to 400 cst depending on car and track.
What oils and springs are you running on the SC?
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I'm stock springs right now with 325 cst front, 275 cst rear. My track is currently pretty point and shoot so getting the car to react quickly is critical.
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So what is the advantage of tapered pistons
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In theory they reduce the amount of force required to travel in the direction of the taper. TD pistons are tapered towards the rebound side therefore quickening the rebound dampening.
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Originally Posted by Randy_Pike View Post
Guys I've been having great luck with the single taper TD pistons. I've been using the 4 hole units, plugging two holes, drilling out the others to 1.6's front and 1.7's rear in both the 2wd buggy and 2wd SC truck. I plan on doing the same in the St truck and 4wd.

Shock oils in the 275cst to 400 cst depending on car and track.
So are you using #51 and 52 bits to achieve those hole sizes?
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Originally Posted by Jonny5 View Post
What I prefer is less slop and tighter tolerances. I tried hex setups when I ran the sc10 and went pack to bearings. On the new TD sc and st there is at least a performance trade off- same wheels/tires can be used front/rear. That said, my personal preference would still be bearings if I had a choice. Unless you are completely dunking the wheel there is no need to remove the bearings, and at $1 per bearing I don't mind just leaving them in the wheels.
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I usually know which tire to use and don't take them off.....I wash my tires while they're on the car. Honestly....does it really take that much longer? It's not like the bearings are super tight on the wheel.
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that's what I was thinking. If you are getting the bearings wet cleaning tires then you are probably doing it wrong. probably ruining your foams with dirty water

I run on outdoor tracks here in GA. The track is normally very moist in the morning. The first run of the day normally has the tires pretty caked with clay. I do not dunk the tires but use a brush and damp rag to clean them. Not having to worry about muddy bearings just makes my life easier.

As the day progresses and the track comes around I move from a four rib tire to tread tire. Then normally by the mains we are running a blue grove tire like suburbs.

So in my race environment I am swapping tires throughout the race day and not having to keep track of bearings makes me happy If I raced indoors I am sure my view would be different.
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I just recently started running TD taper side down 5 hole 1.3 all around 37.5/32.5 from my usual 6 hole 1.3 45/40. The difference has been very positive so far, all the same responsiveness I want, with a slight bit more steering, and equal dampening as before.
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Originally Posted by B0tt0mline View Post
Sorry to come back to this:

Which pistons would you recommend?

GHEA, Team Durango Taper, Team Durango Dual Taper??
I'm trying the TD dual taper 4 hole pistons. Amain has them in stock. When I buy pistons, I almost always buy blanks or 1.0 and drill them to the specification I want.
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anyone using the RC Shox pistons? Like them for my SC10 4x4 curious how they are on the durango.
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Originally Posted by Atomicsickness View Post
I run on outdoor tracks here in GA. The track is normally very moist in the morning. The first run of the day normally has the tires pretty caked with clay. I do not dunk the tires but use a brush and damp rag to clean them. Not having to worry about muddy bearings just makes my life easier.

As the day progresses and the track comes around I move from a four rib tire to tread tire. Then normally by the mains we are running a blue grove tire like suburbs.

So in my race environment I am swapping tires throughout the race day and not having to keep track of bearings makes me happy If I raced indoors I am sure my view would be different.
gotcha! sorry if I came off like an ass. I read what I wrote and was like geez my bad didn't mean to sound like an ass! I could see when changing wheels all day. then again bearings are a buck so you could just have a set in each wheel ready to go lol
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So are you using #51 and 52 bits to achieve those hole sizes?
I'm using this kit
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Originally Posted by Randy_Pike View Post
I'm using this kit

Thanks, it's in my wish list. I have the racers edge kit and it doesn't go that high.
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Originally Posted by Randy_Pike View Post
I'm using this kit
Same here. Very nice kit for the money.
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