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Old 11-16-2022, 10:22 PM
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What weights are typically used, more specifically for racing. Curious what weight people use for front and rear, or how you may go about knowing what to use/try based on track type and conditions. Do you typically want to keep the weight the same on all four? Is it not uncommon to use a thicker weight in the front vs the rear? Etc..
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Look up the "Hudy offroad setup book"
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What weights are typically used, more specifically for racing. Curious what weight people use for front and rear, or how you may go about knowing what to use/try based on track type and conditions. Do you typically want to keep the weight the same on all four? Is it not uncommon to use a thicker weight in the front vs the rear? Etc..
there’s a lot of variable there. First you need to decide on the number holes in the pistons you want to use. More smaller holes you can use thinner oil. Less larger holes you’ll use thinker oil. And then you need to adjust for ambient temperature.
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there’s a lot of variable there. First you need to decide on the number holes in the pistons you want to use. More smaller holes you can use thinner oil. Less larger holes you’ll use thinker oil. And then you need to adjust for ambient temperature.
Now it will affect handling as well, correct? If you go thinner in the rear shocks, that will give it more under or oversteer?
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Look up the "Hudy offroad setup book"

Nice! I have an onroad one these, great to have. Thanks
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Hello RyanA89,

Thinning the oil on the rear shock will generally give You Understeer effect On Throttle and might give a slight more steering off throttle..

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Now it will affect handling as well, correct? If you go thinner in the rear shocks, that will give it more under or oversteer?
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JQ breaks it all down in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkmyDGeGVtA
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