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Old 05-16-2014, 04:25 PM
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Hey all,
I've been having a rather difficult time finding stiff/ stiffer springs for my 8T 2.0.
I'm just a basher, and am looking for some stiffer springs as to avoid excessive chassis slap.
What are you guys using when the purple springs aren't enough?

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To avoid chassis slap either go to a thicker shock oil, or get pistons with smaller and/or fewer holes.
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get a monster truck.
Thanks, but I'll stick with truggies. Much more durable then any monster truck I've ran in the past.
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To avoid chassis slap either go to a thicker shock oil, or get pistons with smaller and/or fewer holes.
I don't want to go much higher on the oils as I'm already in the 40's. I'll have to check on the pistons though, can't remember what I'm currently running.
Does anyone have any insight on the springs?
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The Associated bronze springs from the SC8.2e are the highest rates I've found that'll fit on 8ight shocks. The SC8 fronts are 5.9lbs/in and the rears are 4.1lbs/in. Losi purple 3.1" are 4.3lbs/in. The AE rears are nice because they're 3.5" long, so the preload collar doesn't have to be cranked down so far.
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Theres nothing wrong with going up past the 40wt's if that's what it takes to slow down you suspension speeds to where you need them.
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You would certainly be well served to investigate different pistons and oil weights to slow down the suspension travel. Unfortunately stiffer springs will not fully cure the bottoming out issue, you will have to go at it from a couple different angles.

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Originally Posted by Dr_Isotope View Post
The Associated bronze springs from the SC8.2e are the highest rates I've found that'll fit on 8ight shocks. The SC8 fronts are 5.9lbs/in and the rears are 4.1lbs/in. Losi purple 3.1" are 4.3lbs/in. The AE rears are nice because they're 3.5" long, so the preload collar doesn't have to be cranked down so far.
Thanks for the tip! Have you tried these on the 2.0? The 2.0 should be on 15mm, so I would think those may be a tad bit large, but if not then I'll gladly give them a try.

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Theres nothing wrong with going up past the 40wt's if that's what it takes to slow down you suspension speeds to where you need them.
I wouldn't mind going up a little, but I don't want to push it that much more. Even if I did I would still need the stiffer springs to help out with the rebound.

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You would certainly be well served to investigate different pistons and oil weights to slow down the suspension travel. Unfortunately stiffer springs will not fully cure the bottoming out issue, you will have to go at it from a couple different angles.

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Thanks. Yeah, I have to check out the pistons and see where they stand. Hopefully I'll have some room to adjust them to help.
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A truggy is a heavy car, and I would worry a lot more if it wasent chassis slapping.

Even with stiffer oil and springs it is still going to slap. Save your money, and don't change anything if it handles well now.
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I have no intention of removing all the chassis slap.
Right now it is excessive and I just want to tone it down a bit is all.
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oil/pistons/springs all go hand in hand, you need the springs to be able to give the needed rebound with the thick shock package. Also look in to taper pistons, they are good on rough surfaces
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Yes, a piston that s progressive, or has a faster rebounding stroke would be good.
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Thanks for all the tips you guys.
Does anyone have any more tips on what springs are available that are stiffer then the purple ones? That's the main item I'm trying to address atm.
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Losi 8ight-T 2.0 team shocks w/ AE bronze truggy springs on my SC8.2e. The difference in OD between the Losi and AE springs is only about a millimeter.

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