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Old 11-09-2018, 01:18 PM
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Hey guys,

bought a perfectly unused used TC7 Roller to get my first taste of Onroad.
The seller said the car should have ARC Springs (never heard of them). The colors are quite faded but it seems that its green and blue. Googled that stuff and they are marked as

> Green: 0,28g
> Blue 0,26g

WTF does that mean?! How do they compare to AE or Xray Springs?! (Xray Springs are the "it" thing at our track)

Thanks and nice weekend guys!
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Hey guys,

bought a perfectly unused used TC7 Roller to get my first taste of Onroad.
The seller said the car should have ARC Springs (never heard of them). The colors are quite faded but it seems that its green and blue. Googled that stuff and they are marked as

> Green: 0,28g
> Blue 0,26g

WTF does that mean?! How do they compare to AE or Xray Springs?! (Xray Springs are the "it" thing at our track)

Thanks and nice weekend guys!
GREEN .28 are similar to Xray 2.8
BLUE .26 are similar to Xray 2.6

Not sure about the AE spring rates but I can help you with the ARC and Xray
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GREEN .28 are similar to Xray 2.8
BLUE .26 are similar to Xray 2.6

Not sure about the AE spring rates but I can help you with the ARC and Xray
How do you know? But thanks anyway, that helps a lot! Are these ARC Springs high quality stuff or should I replace them....
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How do you know? But thanks anyway, that helps a lot! Are these ARC Springs high quality stuff or should I replace them....
Im a sponsored team driver for ARC USA and I had a hand with the R/D on the new 19 R11. ARC springs are high quality and all Iíve used since the 2013 ARC R10 to the current 2019 R11
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Just FYI - I've found the ARC blue springs to be a lot less stiff than the Xray 2.6 springs. Same goes for the other ARC springs. They are however great springs and work perfectly.
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Just FYI - I've found the ARC blue springs to be a lot less stiff than the Xray 2.6 springs. Same goes for the other ARC springs. They are however great springs and work perfectly.
There pretty close for sure tbrymer. I have a good collection of the ARC springs and have some Xray. It seems once you get over the .28 the ARC springs are little stiffer compared to the Xray. But the variance from .28 and less they all seem to be within .5 from each other. Axons and SMJís are money as well. But I canít agree more, I like the ARC springs and always seem to be my go to
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Im a sponsored team driver for ARC USA and I had a hand with the R/D on the new 19 R11. ARC springs are high quality and all Iíve used since the 2013 ARC R10 to the current 2019 R11
Nice to know you thanks. They seem to be quite old, I
I think maybe 2015 or so...?

Sadly that there isn't a standardized system for the springs..
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Nice to know you thanks. They seem to be quite old, I
I think maybe 2015 or so...?

Sadly that there isn't a standardized system for the springs..
Your welcome. ARC, X-ray, Axon and SMJ springs they all are pretty close together, and are mostly used from the top guys.
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I would think so too, but comaring and knowing which springs are quite similar is so hard to know.
So in a first step (it wont impact the overall setup that much) I could use the 0.26g rear Springs insteat of my Xray 4S 2.6 Linears (rear) and the 0.28g instead of my 2.5 - 2.8 progressive ones (front?)

I think the only real difference would be progressive vs linear....
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I would think so too, but comaring and knowing which springs are quite similar is so hard to know.
So in a first step (it wont impact the overall setup that much) I could use the 0.26g rear Springs insteat of my Xray 4S 2.6 Linears (rear) and the 0.28g instead of my 2.5 - 2.8 progressive ones (front?)

I think the only real difference would be progressive vs linear....
Thats correct. Also what surface you running on? Carpet or asphalt?
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Thats correct. Also what surface you running on? Carpet or asphalt?
Blsck ETS Carpet, small track (about 12s) setup was more or less with some Petit rc and "guessing". Felt good (was my first run on TC and carpet ever) maybe a little to oversteer...
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Blsck ETS Carpet, small track (about 12s) setup was more or less with some Petit rc and "guessing". Felt good (was my first run on TC and carpet ever) maybe a little to oversteer...
I recommend running stiffer springs in the rear, 2.6 front/2.8 rear... This will help get the car to rotate better in tight/short sections and provide more corner speed. You can try both ways but you may find faster lap times with stiffer springs in the rear. Im running .28 fronts and .30 rear but 2.6 and 2.8 is a great start
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