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Old 01-25-2006, 12:57 PM   #1
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Default Light Oil & Small Piston Hole vs. Heavy Oil & Large Piston Hole

What are your thoughts as far as shock setup when you use:

Lighter shock oil combined with a shock piston with small holes

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Heavier shock oil combined with a shock piston with Large holes

Assuming that the "pack" is going to be the same between the two shocks, what characteristics will you see on the track?
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My assumption is that the lighter oil will allow the shock to "rebound" faster even with the smaller piston holes translating into a car that transfers weight or transitions quicker (either side to side or front to back).

Vice versa on the heavier oil, it slows the weight transfer making the car a little more "lazy".

Is this correct? Thanks.
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Small holes with light oil reacts at a slow shock speed the same as large holes with heavy oil. At high shock speeds the light oil will not flow linier through the holes but chaotic and this restricts the oil flow. This is the PACK you mentioned.

When you push the car down at the back you will not be able to tell if the car has small holes - thin oil or large holes - heavy oil but if you pick the car up and drop it then the car will not bottom out if small holes - thin oil but will with large holes - heavy oil.

Smooth tracks use small light
Bumpy track use large heavy

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