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Old 09-18-2013, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default Revo 2.5 Suspension Setup?

I have a Revo 2.5 with the below suspension setup which I don't care for and need some advice. The truck doesn't seem to rebound all the way, at least when I compact the truck by hand.

I have stock struts with the Green springs up front and the Tan springs in the rear. I have 50wt oil all around (I think it has been years) and I just put the Tekno sway bar kit on. The kit stiffened up the suspension nicely and it turns better but like I said it doesn't seem to rebound all the way.

Suggestions? Do I need to change the oil back to 30wt? Are the springs not stiff enough to push it back into position (rebound)?

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I have a Revo 2.5 with the below suspension setup which I don't care for and need some advice. The truck doesn't seem to rebound all the way, at least when I compact the truck by hand.

I have stock struts with the Green springs up front and the Tan springs in the rear. I have 50wt oil all around (I think it has been years) and I just put the Tekno sway bar kit on. The kit stiffened up the suspension nicely and it turns better but like I said it doesn't seem to rebound all the way.

Suggestions? Do I need to change the oil back to 30wt? Are the springs not stiff enough to push it back into position (rebound)?

Thanks.

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the oil should not be a factor in suspension rebount like you are talking about. as a slow bench test. yes, its the spring you can use the shock adjusters to bring up the ride height, or sometimes you just need different stiffer springs.
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the oil should not be a factor in suspension rebount like you are talking about. as a slow bench test. yes, its the spring you can use the shock adjusters to bring up the ride height, or sometimes you just need different stiffer springs.
I stopped by my LHS who suggested I tighten up the preload rate. This definetly helped out. From here he said it is personal preference and I can stick with it as is or drop the oil weight from 50 to 40wt. He also said some people change the piston for different flow rates. I just have the stock pistons, not sure what the is a the moment.

For now I will leave it as it....But maybe over the winter I will change the shocks to the GTR, the wt to 40 and whatever people suggest for the pistons or leave the GRT pistons and change over the dampening kit.

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Are you talking about full extension of the suspension? To be clear, it shouldn't rebound "all the way." - that can make for some very odd handling. Static ride height should be arms just below level. You can certainly adjust it so it sits higher a bit if that's your preference, but you don't want it fully extended at rest. Not sure if that's what you are asking or not.

Anyhow, I believe I added harder springs/more preload in mine as I found the rears to be a bit soft for my liking out of the box. Never messed with the shock oil/pistons, the damping rate was pretty good imo.
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