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Old 03-14-2005, 03:26 PM   #1
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Is it possible to mix shock oils of different weights to get a third weight? If I mix 40 and 30 do I get 35? Or will the weights separate while in the shock? All this would be with the same brand of oil, just mixing the different weights.

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on GS's site (general silicons) they have this thing where you put in your desired weight of shock oil and it gives you how much to put in to get it.

but its not as straight foward as you said, you have to put in differen't %s of each to get your desired weight....ill try fish out the link for you.
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Once mixed, though, is there any possibility of separation?
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I remember a couple of guys mixing different weights one day and over a period of time they did seperate. We were able to tell due to oil colors were different. So as the car sat between rounds etc, the oil will seperate and probably cause the car to handle differently.
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Thanks guys, I guess its just better to get the exact weights I need. Seems like a waste to buy a whole bottle for just 2 shocks, but its not like silicone goes bad so I'll have them for a while, lol.

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You'll be fine mixing them. When I started running offroad, you could only get oil in 10wt increments. Then some came out with oil in 5wt steps, they were called half weights. Now Losi has oil in 2.5 wt increments called of course "quarter weights".
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Is it possible to mix shock oils of different weights to get a third weight? If I mix 40 and 30 do I get 35? Or will the weights separate while in the shock? All this would be with the same brand of oil, just mixing the different weights.

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yes, common practice in off-road...

just stick to same brands...
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It works, we do it for off-road. You can also add an extra o-ring to your shock to add friction.
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