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Old 07-07-2006, 02:24 PM   #1
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Hey im rather new here. Im currently running a XXX-S with the novak ss5800 in it, 21/87 gearing. i have never changed shock oils and what not. I plan on buying the Mamba Maxx CMS7700 setup, this will mainly be for parking lot bashing and smoking nitros.

what would you guys reccommend i do to my car for the best performance?
i was thinking swaY bars and changing my shocks, differnent oils and stuff..

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If you are smoking nitros, you need to find some new competition. For parking lot bashing, there isn't a whole lot that is going to be beneficial to you except finding the right tires for your application.
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Old 07-08-2006, 10:39 AM   #4
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not even adjusting my suspension? like changing shock oil?

i was thinking of getting sway bars and stuff.. maybe some aluminum parts for the cool factor heh..

what oil do you suggest i use? is it better to have a hard or soft suspension for high speeds?
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Old 07-08-2006, 10:41 AM   #5
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sorry for the double post, but someone told me that tamiya shocks are the best, like quality wise. i forgot the model, but he told me that they`re like fully aluminum and coated with some specail thing. also apperently there quite expensive, but are top notch... anyone know what shocks these could be?

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tamiya trf dampers.... #53571 for the classic ones, #49355 for the special blue ones....

get some spring set as well....
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so these
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...5caf38e3d11425
are the real deal eh.. they look bitchin haha. definately gunna invest into some of these. as for oil what sould i put in them? or do they come with oil ? where do i get this spring set?
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They don't come with the shafts so unless you can use the shafts from your other shocks, you'll have to get the shafts aswell.
http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...5caf38e3d11425

Remember that tyres are the only part of the car that is touching the ground so they are the most important part of any car (this includes real cars too I might add0. I'd upgrade tyres over shocks.
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Hi:

Pick these ones: http://www.rcmart.com/catalog/produc...ducts_id=17486

I have three set of TRF's and all of them came with shafts... the 49355 does not come with the aluminium springs retainer, (they came in plastic) and you can get #53876.

For oir, if you're on parking lot, I reccomend you no more than 50wt

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ok, so to be sure,

id need the following:

#53876
#53440
#53575
#53571

as for tires, im using the hpi x-pattern belted pro compounds.
and as for oil ill get 50wt for front and back?
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Originally Posted by sl4ppinb4ss3r
ok, so to be sure,

id need the following:

#53876
#53440
#53575
#53571

as for tires, im using the hpi x-pattern belted pro compounds.
and as for oil ill get 50wt for front and back?
No, you dont need the shafts (#53575) all the tamiya sets come with shafts.

Personally, go for the special blue ones (#49355) if you can afford it, they do look the business and have knurled parts on them to aid building. If you want alloy shock retainers (the bottom part) either #49311 (blue) or #59535 (silver).

[N.B. If you don't want (or can't get the blue ones), go for #53571 which is the standard set. However these DO come with alloy retainers, it's the metal collars that these don't have. They are number #49310.]

Personally, I'd go with 40wt oil (with the 3hole pistions in the set), as if your parking lot bashing you probably want a car thats quite complient to deal with bumps. 50wt oil your moving into carpet weight oils.

Also, as your using a XXX-S and not a Tamiya, you'll probably find the shocks won't fit on directly, so might be good to get hold of #53488 adjustable ball connectors.

so, I'd suggest you go for;
#49355 TRF Blue shocks
#49311 Blue shock retainers (or #59535 if you can't get them)
#53440 spring set
#53488 adjustable ball connectors

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thanks for all the info!

do you know of any sites that have all of these parts? because rcmart only has the blue trf damper set.
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On the xxxs with tamiya shocks we used the carbon fiber prp shock towers. Not sure of a part number or where you can get them now.
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As far as smoking nitros goes, look into trying the Mamba 5700 with a 3s lipo, or a 12 cell Nimh battery, that way, you can think around 60 mph, with the acceleration of good ol' electric!!!
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