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Old 07-28-2010, 04:54 PM
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Have done a bit of a search around the forum, but cant really find, any discussion on the effects of adjusting shock rebound would be great..

If it helps i have an RC8T..

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Old 07-28-2010, 05:00 PM
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This might help. The last part of the video touches on rebound...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNJy7...ext=1&index=35
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Old 07-28-2010, 05:13 PM
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The best info I've found regarding building shocks and rebound.

http://www.tytessman.com/tips/building_shocks.html

I do do one thing a little different when building, however. Ty shows you to install the o-rings n such inside the shock, then run the shaft through. I disagree with this as I think it has more of a tendency to rip the seal. I slide the shaft through the body, then slowly slide the o-rings and spacers on the shaft. Next I'll use the black "washer/spacer" to gently push the seals into the cartridge.
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Thanks for the quick replies.. Will check em out..
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Nice, thanks. Now i know what i was doing wrong. I was filling the shock, setting the rebound, then screwing the cap on with the bladder inside the cap. No wonder i was never getting the rebound i wanted.
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what effect does changing rebound have on the car with different rebound adjustments done?? eg, 1/2 rebound opposed to full or even 0 rebound??
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use less rebound on loose/smooth tracks... more on high grip/bumpy tracks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNJy7kreK90
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Play around with the amount of rebound you set. I like my shocks with half or no rebound. Others like full rebound. Depends on what you like.
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i run a D8T and i use 0 rebound. this seems to keep the car more stable and predictable. if i use 100% rebound then the car is more responsive but is harder to drive consistantly.
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Originally Posted by Tony Newland View Post
use less rebound on loose/smooth tracks... more on high grip/bumpy tracks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNJy7kreK90

I always thought it was less rebound smooth/highgrip and more on loose bumpy
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Less rebound will create alittle more traction, thats usually not needed on a high bite track.

More rebound on a rough track will keep the car on top of the bumps rather than following every one and getting caught up in them and eventually rolling. rebound will also help the car jump and land on rough tracks.
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Originally Posted by mcion View Post
I always thought it was less rebound smooth/highgrip and more on loose bumpy
this is right.
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I've ben told another effect of rebound is the initial rebound off of a jump. Aparently a faster rebound will help[ the car spring into the air a little more. Dunno.
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