Shock building

Old 01-14-2014, 07:00 PM
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So, I've always been wondering which exactly is a better way to set yr shocks.

Pistons' size aside, what's the difference between:

A shock with thinner shock oil but thicker spring
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A shock with thicker shock oil but thinner spring?

On a low-grip & bumpy surface, which would be the ideal? Low shock oil with lower spring rate?
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Very useful information from Mark Pavidis on suspension tuning.

http://www.petitrc.com/reglages/BasicSuspensionTuning/
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Very useful information from Mark Pavidis on suspension tuning.

http://www.petitrc.com/reglages/BasicSuspensionTuning/
Thanks. Will take a look.
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Originally Posted by adrictan View Post
So, I've always been wondering which exactly is a better way to set yr shocks.

Pistons' size aside, what's the difference between:

A shock with thinner shock oil but thicker spring
VS
A shock with thicker shock oil but thinner spring?

On a low-grip & bumpy surface, which would be the ideal? Low shock oil with lower spring rate?
A softer spring ,with oil thick enough to dampen the suspension movement and without being so thick that the tires bounce off the surface . Its a window really , not an exact number.

Check this thread out , I know it says "camber links" , but its more to it ... This guy is spot on in my opinion . http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...ber-links.html



A thin oil , thick spring combo will be a fast shock , with a springy action to it and less dampening.

A thick oil , thin spring combo will be a slow shock , with a "wet rag" action to it.
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