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Old 08-14-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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Default Mixing shock oil ?

Hello, I had a quick question which isn't answered anywhere.
I currently have a 450w and 500w oil. I am going to fill my front shock with the 500w oil, but for the rear, I was wondering if I could fill them 50/50 with 450w (50%) and 500w oil (50%) ? Will they mix and will it give me an average of 475w oil roughly ?

The reason I want to do this is for pure experiment but mainly because my 450w oil is almost empty , so I just don't have enough to fill 2 shocks with 450w oil. But going back to the question, can I mix the 450 and 500 to get slightly lighter oil then the 500 in front ?

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Yep, you can mix them no problem. A 50/50 mix of 450 and 500 will get you roughly 475.

Cool little calculator here: http://www.scriptasylum.com/rc_speed/oil_mixer.html
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Yep, you can mix them no problem. A 50/50 mix of 450 and 500 will get you roughly 475.

Cool little calculator here: http://www.scriptasylum.com/rc_speed/oil_mixer.html
Hahaha love that litle calculator
Thanks alot for the quick response, ima give it a try !

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Yep, you can mix them no problem. A 50/50 mix of 450 and 500 will get you roughly 475.

Cool little calculator here: http://www.scriptasylum.com/rc_speed/oil_mixer.html
Thats a sweet calc.
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Now for the real question... Is that percentage by volume, or percentage by weight?
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Now for the real question... Is that percentage by volume, or percentage by weight?
it doesn't matter if you measure volume or weight. As long as its 50/50 mix.
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