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Old 01-10-2002, 11:09 AM   #1021
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At least in off-road this "pack" plays a big role in damping. Thick oil with large holes and light oil with small holes giving the same low piston speed damping results in totally different high piston speed damping.
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Old 01-10-2002, 11:37 AM   #1022
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Chirs, I agree that it seems that the shock needs slowing down, hence thicker oil. I have just been looking at Teemu's setup from last years LRP. with the same rear spring he was running 100wt oil with 1 hole open. makes my 80 wt 2 hole look very under damped!!
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Matt W....I have had the same problem that you are talking about with my car on carpet with rubber tires. I went down in oil to 50wt or 60wt with 3 hole pistons in the rear this cured this also with the thiner oil I went down in spring as well to a 15lb spring. It felt like the car was just riding around on the spring and never really rotated with 80wt and 2 hole combo. I like the thinner oil and more hole combo better until the grip gets too high.
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Old 01-10-2002, 12:59 PM   #1024
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Kevin, What shock mounting position were you using with that set-up??
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Old 01-10-2002, 04:41 PM   #1025
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One out from the inside on the tower and inside on the arm shocks 67mm long.
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Kevin: The Mission seems to like softer setups. I run alot of rubber on carpet, and it seems like 80 wt is too thick, the silver spring may be too heavy too. Currently I'm running 70wt with yellows in the middle hole on the tower...give it a try
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Old 01-10-2002, 05:04 PM   #1027
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kevin,
i agree with racer-x and the others,,try a softer spring, lighter oil combo...let us know if your still having problems,,
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Thanks for the helps guys but if you re-read my post you will see that I am now running 50wt oil and light springs. When I first got the car I tried my old setup off the Axis2 and it did not work at all, with the stiff springs and oil. Racer X I still feel that the yellows are too stiff for week to week racing. I race on carpet about 8 months out of the year so I have a tinklin as to whats going on. Reds and Blues feel much better on the track week to week. If there is a lot of traction that day then yellows might be needed but I have yet to see that at a club race.
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Anyone here got any setups for foam tyres on asphalt track pretty high grip and warm temperatures?Im presuming Proline purple on front and Proline pink on rear with hard oil, red or yellow springs all round and shocks lent in will be in the ball bark.Oh small piston also with possibility of sway bars.
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Just for the sake of argument... I run silvers and 100wt on carpet with Take-offs and it goes like on rails. Teemu seems to be fond of the Picco springs that are 40lbs and 50wt oil... go figure...
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At least in off-road this "pack" plays a big role in damping. Thick oil with large holes and light oil with small holes giving the same low piston speed damping results in totally different high piston speed damping.
I'm running with rubber tires on carpet. Our track got some (maybe 3-6) small bumps. The bumps are in the underlying concrete and where the carpet pieces are connected.

I went from 60 wt/piston 3 (HPI medium) to 80wt/piston 5 (largest HPI). That improved the cars handling of these bumps a lot.
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Happy to hear. Have you checked if the slow speed damping was increased or decreased. The high speed damping was probably decreased in any way...
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Well..... I got it!!!!!!!! Yes I went to Gaithersburg and it was there!!! too badd she didn't get the hop-ups this morning... but I am getting ready to build my new baby!!!! Also can't wait to paint the new Stratus-fear body too.....
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Congrats IMPACTPLAYR, On what you got ( is it a mission?!?!?!) I bet it is , woo hoo all I can say about it is that it is ROCK STAR!!!!
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Old 01-11-2002, 09:39 PM   #1035
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Just wanted to say Hello!! I have read just about every page on here and have spoke with Adrian and I can HAPPILY say I will be getting a mission soon. I am getting out of offroad and making the move to Electric touring cars. A few of my buddies race them and have A2's. I am totally new to electrics so may have more questions rather than just Mission specific. I have been a nitro guy and I just don't feel like running gas and 1/8th anymore. AS soon as my mugen sells I will be ordering my Mission and all else that I need. Here is the setup I am going to buy...let me know what you think
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- If anyone wants to add to this or comment PLEASE do. I am new and learning so any info is HELPFULL! Thanks!
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