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Old 12-23-2011, 10:45 AM
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Originally Posted by kedal View Post
Hi all, Is there anybody here who knows what asso or Losi shock oil is similare to the stock yellow 400 tamiya shock oil ?

Or, another way to ask the question : what would be the best losi shock oil to start for a dirt track ?

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Can you give us an idea of your setup and what surface your running on?

I know you said dirt...but is it blue groove, loose, hard packed?
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:23 AM
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Oh yes, sorry

I run totally box setup, except rear hub +1, on a french track, so it's dirt loose, I don't really know how to describ it, but it's like the track of the last europeen race in Pau.

Hope that help.
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Originally Posted by kedal View Post
Oh yes, sorry

I run totally box setup, except rear hub +1, on a french track, so it's dirt loose, I don't really know how to describ it, but it's like the track of the last europeen race in Pau.

Hope that help.
I would suggest going to a Kyosho 3-B pistons in all 4 shocks with maybe 30 front and 25 rear? Are you running any washers under the ball stud on the rear hubs? I would go with 2-3mm if not. I'm assuming rear traction is an issue?
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Old 12-23-2011, 11:42 AM
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Thanks for your reply ! BUT, I have absolutly no issue with my car. Rear end and front end are very good, my first question was about the Losi and Tamiya shock oil grade. I find my car a little thicker with the 400 Tamiya shok oil and the only other oil I have is the losi one so, I was wondering what is the most approching ? 30, 25, 35 ?

Just if anybody knows... If not, I will test some day in the track. But thanks again
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Here is my post from a few months back regarding TRF201 vs. B4.1 length...
thanks arron,i went to get some 3b pistons but only had one tree left in the hobby shop,so i only have two,when i get back in the hobby i cant wait to see what the 3b pistons will do,my main event i had the car working alot better then it did all day,most of my push was gone and it was on it,so rather then driving the buggy with caution like i did in my quals the main i was really driving the car but i was also making mistakes and doing things i wasent doing before with the car,cant wait to get back out
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Old 12-24-2011, 07:27 PM
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Even though my diff feels "buttery smooth", its about three months old..maybe 14 race days or 50 or so race packs old..due you guys clean and relube your diffs as maintenance or wait till they start to fell alittle gritty? These shocks and diffs on these cars are awsome..I know a all out pro will do it more, but for a mid pack a-main driver (club racing) just wanted to get some opinions..Thanks
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Originally Posted by SKIMAN View Post
Even though my diff feels "buttery smooth", its about three months old..maybe 14 race days or 50 or so race packs old..due you guys clean and relube your diffs as maintenance or wait till they start to fell alittle gritty? These shocks and diffs on these cars are awsome..I know a all out pro will do it more, but for a mid pack a-main driver (club racing) just wanted to get some opinions..Thanks
Ever since I added the Tamiya ceramic diff/thrust ball I find myself being lazy with my diff. I do rebuild more like relube before a big race but for club stuff maybe once a month. The shocks I end up doing almost every race day. Not because the oil is dirty, but because shock oil is a nice tuning feature.


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I saw a couple post about when to change shock o-rings.. I had a pro share this with me awhile back and ill share with you.. with your buggy on the table, lift the rear up and just before the tires comes off the table, let go. If the buggy stays in that position, time to change o-rings. If it drops, they are still good and not swollen. Same with the front. Hope this helps someone.

Also, on a side note, Listen up Tamiya, Big bores, 2wd truck, and sc truck..Time to move to the front...
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Originally Posted by SKIMAN View Post
Also, on a side note, Listen up Tamiya, Big bores, 2wd truck, and sc truck..Time to move to the front...
It's like your reading my mind!
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for those of you who are extending the chassis, what body are you runing or plan on runing? i might look into this but deffinately want a factory looking body fit.
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for those of you who are extending the chassis, what body are you runing or plan on runing? i might look into this but deffinately want a factory looking body fit.
We have been running the factory bodies on chassis up to +8mm.
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Guys Ican can't find photos of your inline electronics for the life of me. I've got the urge to mess around with this. Is it possible you guys get me a link to some photos?
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Originally Posted by uncle everett View Post
Guys Ican can't find photos of your inline electronics for the life of me. I've got the urge to mess around with this. Is it possible you guys get me a link to some photos?
Like this?

http://teamtrf.com/index.php/latest-...ger=rkindstrom
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Hey, any picks of a buggy with extended chassis and body on it?
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