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Old 06-20-2009, 10:18 PM
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i have an Ofna ultra lx 1 but its running low on shock oil, what shock oil weight should i use for it. its a 1/8 scale buggy, it weighs about 7.5 pounds
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it all depends on the piston size in the shock, but i would start with 27.5 in the rear and 35 in the front. most hobby shops carry losi oil, so it's very easy to find. i prefer a soft set up, but you can go with a thicker oil for a stiffer car.
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i prefer soft things like my teddy bears and cotton panties. you should see my collection.
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it all depends on the piston size in the shock, but i would start with 27.5 in the rear and 35 in the front. most hobby shops carry losi oil, so it's very easy to find. i prefer a soft set up, but you can go with a thicker oil for a stiffer car.
well i tried team associated 80 weight in the front and rear. Its really stiff but when i push the car down the front doesnt come up all the way. Is it because of the 80 weight
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Get rid of 80 weight!! Car is not supposed to come back all the way. it's supposed to come back to ride height..yes 80 weight is like having glue in your shocks
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well i tried team associated 80 weight in the front and rear. Its really stiff but when i push the car down the front doesnt come up all the way. Is it because of the 80 weight
YES it's because of the 80. Why would you even consider 80 wt in a buggy??? That is WAYYYYY too stiff. I would start with 35 front and 30 rear. Just throw that bottle of 80 away, and forget it ever happened.
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Get rid of 80 weight!! Car is not supposed to come back all the way. it's supposed to come back to ride height..yes 80 weight is like having glue in your shocks
ya i will um what about when you jump and the chasis hits the ground is that ok
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YES it's because of the 80. Why would you even consider 80 wt in a buggy??? That is WAYYYYY too stiff. I would start with 35 front and 30 rear. Just throw that bottle of 80 away, and forget it ever happened.
ya i think i will try 45 in reAR AND 40 IN THE FRONT
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ya i will um what about when you jump and the chasis hits the ground is that ok
Theres a whole lot more th shocks than just oil. The chassis will bottom out sometimes, but it shouldn't be doing it all the time. Set your ride height somewhere around arms level for a start. You may need a stiffer spring than what you have. I really can't say without being there.
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Originally Posted by JAMMINKRAZY View Post
Theres a whole lot more th shocks than just oil. The chassis will bottom out sometimes, but it shouldn't be doing it all the time. Set your ride height somewhere around arms level for a start. You may need a stiffer spring than what you have. I really can't say without being there.
ya i think im gonna have to replace the springs because it bottoms out even with the 80 weight
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ya i think im gonna have to replace the springs because it bottoms out even with the 80 weight
Again it's the ride height. If the preload isn't set, no spring will fix it.
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Again it's the ride height. If the preload isn't set, no spring will fix it.
well i guess ill try to raise it up, but when i push it down it does come back up to where the arms are level. But it still botttoms out at about 2 feet jumps
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