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Old 02-05-2007, 03:22 AM   #1
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Dear All,

Do we know what is the difference between silicone oils from different companies?

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Kyosho 450 Oil is the same as Serpent 35 or Mugens 30?

If anyone could help me..

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Old 02-05-2007, 04:44 AM   #2
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hope this will help although a bit more info would be welcome.
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Pick a company that you can get the oils from and stick with their oils. Everyones are a little differant. Losi's 35w is not the same as Trinity's 35w. Mugen's 500 is not the same as Losi's 50w. If you stick with one companies oils and you want to go a little thicker just go to that companies next weight oil and you will be safe.
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Thats true to use one make of oils ,I use only GS oils.
Where the hassle is though when you look at setup info from various guys how do you compare and convert that info and put it to use with teh oils you use.The TWF8 link abaove helps but only for certain brands.
the manufacturers dont standardise the ratings.
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Over a year ago someone posted a link for a bunch of companies oils and how they compared to each other. I think that it was on the MTX-3 thread.
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I only use Kyosho silicone oils.But i just want to know what is the difference between companies because some buggy racers told me that etc 300 kyosho has quicker reaction thans mugen 300 or Lossi 300.
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The thickness of the oil is officially rated in Centi Poise "Cps".

Another known and used American rating is WEIGHT "WT".

This WT or W rating is a non world standard and was introduced by Associated and not comparable between brands using this W or WT rating.

Concerning Cps the thinner the oil (fluid) the lower the number, the ticker the oil the higher the number.

For normal shock absorber use, this rate may vary between 100 Cps up to 900 Cps.

For diffs the rate may vary between 1.000 Cps (loose) up to even 500.000 Cps (very, very, stiff).

USA based companies use the "WT" weight rating, where Japanese and European companies use the better linear industry standard Centi Poise rating.

A lot off people think that the ratings between the "WT" and "Cps" ratings are linear but this isn't the case.

You can find the whole story and charts here:

http://www.twf8.ws/php/index.php?opt...per&Itemid=175


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Thank you very much AFM....
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