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Old 12-08-2014, 06:35 AM   #6436
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One thing to note: Ty's uses Kyosho low friction X-rings in his shocks. If you plan on running his set ups make sure to switch seals or else the car will feel over dampened due to added friction from the stock O-rings. If you want to use stock O-ring dropping 5wt oil will net the same "feel" as low friction X-rings.

Over the weekend I tested AE vs LOSI diff oils of the same cst rating (7k and 3k). On the bench ("wheel twisting hand dyno") and on track losi oil feels about 2k heavier than AE. Since I own more AE diff oils, I've switch my diffs to AE 10k front/5k rear to match Ty's Losi 7k front/3k rear.
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I thought Vision Racing Products had 2x1.6 and 1.7 pistons available? I can't seem to find them. Those who are running the RCSHOX, did you have to adjust oil for the piston thickness as is mentioned on the site?
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I thought Vision Racing Products had 2x1.6 and 1.7 pistons available? I can't seem to find them. Those who are running the RCSHOX, did you have to adjust oil for the piston thickness as is mentioned on the site?
I went down 5wt. but I am in AZ, where it is warmer. you will need to adjust for your track.
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Next up im trying the RC Shocks dual stage pistons (1.6 in front 1.7 in rear) as well as xgear springs. I will keep you updated.
Heads up. RC Shocks only has one size for the dual stage pistons. The specific 1.6 and 1.7 sizes are "regular" pistons. If you want to pick the specific size and want valved pistons, then you need to buy VRP.

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I thought Vision Racing Products had 2x1.6 and 1.7 pistons available? I can't seem to find them.
They are on the site, but they are valved pistons. http://visionracingproducts.com/Hot-Bodies-D413_c5.htm
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Old 12-08-2014, 09:52 AM   #6440
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Use Ty's exact setup.
- X springs (worth it)
- xring orings (traxxas work)
- shock shaft lengths
- washers
- arm inserts
-oils

**If using AE caps adjust shock length accordingly 1-1.5mm longer.
**pay close attention to rubbing on caster block, touch it with a Dremmel.
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Old 12-08-2014, 12:58 PM   #6441
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[QUOTE=Slotmachine;13705391]The front hinge pin holder on the back of the arm has a washer behind it, if you increase the thickness of the washer it adds forward arm sweep.


What's the thickness are you adding, how much
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Old 12-08-2014, 01:04 PM   #6442
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add 1mm for a total of 2mm.
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Old 12-08-2014, 01:44 PM   #6443
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Heads up. RC Shocks only has one size for the dual stage pistons. The specific 1.6 and 1.7 sizes are "regular" pistons. If you want to pick the specific size and want valved pistons, then you need to buy VRP.
On the dual stage we went with the same configuration as Ty's latest setup but with quicker rebound and a more progressive pack so you can run a lighter oil to get you through the rough stuff. The tuning window is really wide with them so there is really no need to change hole configurations. The Flat pistons are available in 3 sizes with all of them being thicker than kit pistons for those that want to just copy the team setups. Which is more popular by far! All in all with 4 choices we got it covered!
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Marcus's 2 stage pistons have always made my 2wd and 4wd cars "stuck" to the track. I prefer them over the 1.6/1.7 combo Ty runs.
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The front hinge pin holder on the back of the arm has a washer behind it, if you increase the thickness of the washer it adds forward arm sweep.


What's the thickness are you adding, how much
I run 2mm total, but some have gone up to 3mm. I don't think 3mm is necessary.
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I built my car for saddle packs. Im trying to put in my motor and it doesn't fit. It hits the steering post. Ive tried a viper motor and a D3.5 and neither fit.will this car work in this configuration.
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I built my car for saddle packs. Im trying to put in my motor and it doesn't fit. It hits the steering post. Ive tried a viper motor and a D3.5 and neither fit.will this car work in this configuration.
there are only a few motors that will fit in saddle pack configuration, you will have to dremel the steering post down in order to get the motor to fit.
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there are only a few motors that will fit in saddle pack configuration, you will have to dremel the steering post down in order to get the motor to fit.
then why advertise a saddle pack config if it can't fit motors? who actually wants to grind down a steering post?
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That has to be the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.
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then why advertise a saddle pack config if it can't fit motors? who actually wants to grind down a steering post?
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That has to be the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.
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