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Old 01-08-2006, 03:27 PM   #1
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i heard that xray 30wt is not the same as normal 30wt? anyone know what fluid is the same?
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Old 01-08-2006, 03:39 PM   #2
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Old 01-08-2006, 03:58 PM   #3
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assoc. 40 is about the same
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wouldnt associated and trinity fluids wieght be the same?
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Not really, Trinity runs a bit thinner. Still very good oil though.

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i heard that xray 30wt is not the same as normal 30wt? anyone know what fluid is the same?
Trinity 55wt is more of an exact match, but I'm a nitpicky person.

Keep in mind that closing one piston hole on the adjustable pistons with XRAY 30wt is more like closing 1.5 to 2 piston holes with Trinity 55wt.
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Old 01-12-2006, 12:21 AM   #7
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so then...is it thinner????or and exact match??????
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if you wanna use xray setup sheets you should just get some xray 30 wt....otherwise you will never know for sure your at the same thing.....it wouldnt be that much for one bottle of shock oil.....
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Trinity 55wt is more of an exact match, but I'm a nitpicky person.

Keep in mind that closing one piston hole on the adjustable pistons with XRAY 30wt is more like closing 1.5 to 2 piston holes with Trinity 55wt.
Guy, knowing that both are pure silicone fluid but they are rated on differerent scales of viscosity, and the Xray 30wt is quite similar to Trinity 55wt and AE 45wt, can you help me understand why one would feel heavier with a simple piston hole change? For that to be true, they would have to have different characteristics such as; make-up (one or both really aren't pure silicone), or density (again, they are both pure silicone).

I'm not saying your statement isn't true, I'm just curious why. Not being in the silicone lubricant business, I don't know if there are various levels or grades of pure silicone etc. etc.

BTW- see ya at the Birds. Oh, and if your car is faster than mine then you gotta let me try yours with the one-way setup....lol. (just trying to keep the atmosphere light and humorous)
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Guy, knowing that both are pure silicone fluid but they are rated on differerent scales of viscosity, and the Xray 30wt is quite similar to Trinity 55wt and AE 45wt, can you help me understand why one would feel heavier with a simple piston hole change? For that to be true, they would have to have different characteristics such as; make-up (one or both really aren't pure silicone), or density (again, they are both pure silicone).

I'm not saying your statement isn't true, I'm just curious why. Not being in the silicone lubricant business, I don't know if there are various levels or grades of pure silicone etc. etc.

BTW- see ya at the Birds. Oh, and if your car is faster than mine then you gotta let me try yours with the one-way setup....lol. (just trying to keep the atmosphere light and humorous)
I totally agree with everything you've said. However, on the shock length tool, with both oils in two matched shocks, closing holes one at a time and compressing them, I noticed that the shock with the XRAY oil compressed at a slower rate as each hole was closed in both. Don't get me to lying why this happened though. Maybe the composition of both oils is slightly different.
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