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Old 12-05-2012, 01:53 AM   #1
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Default Shock Oils / Diff Oils

Whats everyones opinion on the above?

do you stick to manufactuers oil?

is there much diffrence between, for example

make a, 450 cst and make b, 450 cst oil?

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:07 AM   #2
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In theory, the cSt ratings should be the same from every manufacturer, oil in weight (W) has no standard which is why they vary so much.

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I'd suggest sticking to one brand of oils for shocks and diffs, just to keep parity,
I use MuchMore shock oils and CoreRC diff oils
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The wt rating does seem to vary....I have used racers edge and Associated since that is what is stocked locally.

I am starting to go all associated on my shock and diff oils. I like their bottles better and seem to be more consistant, I had a bottle of 40wt Racers edge and was almost out so I went to get another and noticed a very obvious difference in consistancy. Same brand purchased maybe a month apart and they appeared to be very different. It may just be my imagination, but I raced on an unusually cold night and it seemed to affect my car with the Racers Edge oil in it more.

So I have been sticking with the AE oil, its stocked locally and seems to work fine. I figure working on my driving skills will make a bigger difference than the brand of oil I use anyway
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