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Old 10-04-2009, 02:33 AM
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The 3Racing dampers will work just fine. Good bang for the buck.

It would also be advisable to invest in a good set of springs. The Tamiya 53333 (short touring car springs) are probably your best bet, and they're cheap, too.

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Old 10-04-2009, 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by s22jgs
guys im after some advice....just got my M-05 and the friction shocks are like pogo sticks.

I have read about getting the TRF shocks.... is it worth paying for the Tamiya set, or is the Hobbysave JazRider set, or the 3 racing set just as good?

Im totally new to the world of tamiya.

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im new as well but in mine i had cva super mini shocks and they were good but iv been given some ally ones now
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:56 AM
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go for the Tamiya-shocks if you can afford. They are simply VERY good and it keeps your car "Tamiya" which is a must in our country (Belgium) if you want to compeed in the National Tamiya-cup.

Also it will be easier to find Shock-setup-advice for the TRF-shocks ... allthough there is not much you can do on the shocks of a mini. Just get them right and you will probably never have to change them.
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what weight shock oil are ppl using i cant remember whats in mine
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Originally Posted by Rozzt_iwa
what weight shock oil are ppl using i cant remember whats in mine

40wt is a good starting point
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Originally Posted by cannon
40wt is a good starting point
is the front and rear?
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I use Tamiya 400 or 500 oil and white springs at the front and red(low grip) or yellow(medium to high grip) on the rear.
Works like a charm.

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Originally Posted by Rozzt_iwa
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Originally Posted by Rozzt_iwa
is the front and rear?

Both
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The shock oil you use can be dependant on the number of holes in the piston. The pistons you have fitted in the shock will either make the shock either reactive or less reactive. The other factor is the type of shock you are using. The super mini CVA's will have a different reaction to the TRF shock. The TRF shock will have better damping action due to better build quality and less internal resistance.

However as Greg has said if using TRF then 40 Wt all round is a good starting point, with either two or three hole piston.

Just my two cents worth.

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what springs
currently blue front yellow rear
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Old 10-04-2009, 06:09 AM
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Originally Posted by Rozzt_iwa
what springs
currently blue front yellow rear
Just use what works at your track.

Blue and yellow are fine
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Rozzt_iwa,

I currently run similar to your spring setup, however you can go to the attached link and they will say it does not matter. It all comes back to your track, car setup, tyres and your driving technique.

Thanks TonyG for the rc mini site.

http://www.rc-mini.net/joomla/index....d=44&Itemid=60

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Originally Posted by s22jgs
guys im after some advice....just got my M-05 and the friction shocks are like pogo sticks.

I have read about getting the TRF shocks.... is it worth paying for the Tamiya set, or is the Hobbysave JazRider set, or the 3 racing set just as good?

Im totally new to the world of tamiya.

Thanks
The TRF dampers are not that expensive if you know where to get them. I've seen them for $40 which is not that much more than the NEW V2 3 Racing units. The TRF are better because they have titanium coated shafts so are very smooth. If you're serious and plan to race at the track then get the TRF. OTOH if you only bash then you don't need the TRF but it's nice to have. BTW if you get the 3Racing dampers make sure you fill the dampers with oil. Mine came with only some oil in it and was not useable out of the box.
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What about the Tamiya TRF M chassis dampners. They are a little shorter than the on-road shocks?
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Originally Posted by gashuffer
What about the Tamiya TRF M chassis dampners. They are a little shorter than the on-road shocks?
Yes they're 2mm shorter so they don't need internal spacers to limit shock travel like the TRF TC shocks.
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