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Old 05-23-2010, 03:35 AM   #1
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Default Difference between Tamiya #53571 and #42102

Any good bros out there know the difference between the 2 TRF oil dampers? Pls share your knowledge here! Thanks!
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:35 AM   #2
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42102 is newer version has threaded body and better lower friction coating
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42102 is newer version has threaded body and better lower friction coating
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Hi, i have just purchased trf42102 for my df o3ra, but i cant find any details on what grade oil, piston hole and o ring setup. The instructions only state setups for other chassis. I am using on tight asphalt and paved circuit and maybe a very small jump. Would appreciate if someone could give me some direction. Also what is better silicone or vg? Thanks
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Hi, i have just purchased trf42102 for my df o3ra, but i cant find any details on what grade oil, piston hole and o ring setup. The instructions only state setups for other chassis. I am using on tight asphalt and paved circuit and maybe a very small jump. Would appreciate if someone could give me some direction. Also what is better silicone or vg? Thanks
hi bro, u can check out the SETUP GUIDE and SUSPENSION link in this website http://users.telenet.be/elvo/. Its very informative!

"On very smooth tracks you can use very stiff settings for both springs and damping." Stiff damping means using smaller or less holes for piston, and high viscosity oil. If i am not wrong, the number of o rings stated in the instruction manual is to limit the damper movement, u can jus ignore it if ur chassis is not stated there. it is only used to make ur damper moving range shorter or longer.
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Wow what a read! Thanks for the link Mainly using on paved surface which isnt 100% smooth but very level and a couple obstacle bumps only 2cm high so do you think i should use 3 holes and was also thinking about a 40 grade losi oil?
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Tight course was the key phrase. Try to keep suspension as soft as possible without being TOO SOFT. Your plan of 40w and 3 hole pistons is a good start. Which springs will you run ? And what type of differential in front ? Try and start with lighter weight first. Maybe 10-15 psi in rear and 15-20psi in front. Then test and see how it handles. 3 hole pistons will probably remain best choice. Try raising shock oil weight first if things seem to bouncy. Maybe 45w at first. Then adjust spring rates 1 at a time while testing after each change. Tight tracks require good transitions....that means the suspension has to WORK. Start softer and go from there. Really stiff cars are what you see on most carpet tracks because they're usually VERY smooth, have lots of traction and fairly flowing in design. Good Luck.
BTW, bunches of good info here. http://www.stranahan-rc.com/index.html
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Hello

I'm near to buy 53571 TRF damper set to my Df-03Ra
I would like to order also spring set (yellow, blue red etc) but I1m not sure which is the Tamiya number of the set which will be Ok to my new damper set
If you have experience on that please share with me.
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The best is to check the user manual that comes with the kit. It will list down exactly which damper set number is compatible with your kit. U may goggle the Tamiya user manual to find it if you lost yours.
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