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Old 03-23-2014, 05:41 PM
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I have a losi 8ight E 2.0 buggy with tekno chassis upgrade. I currently have green spribgs on front and black springs on rear with 40 wieght oil in front and not sure about back oil.

I have 2 issues, first the ride hieght in front is really low. The front does not return to its ride hieght once i push it down. I can barely get my finger under the chassis on front.

Second issue, it is nose diving pretty bad on small jumps and large jumps. I am staying on the throttle before someone says that.

Please give me options, shock oil, shock piston disc, springs, droop, and preload?

Also i have the preload on the springs screwed more than half way on front and rear.
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Originally Posted by RCreaper View Post
I have a losi 8ight E 2.0 buggy with tekno chassis upgrade. I currently have green spribgs on front and black springs on rear with 40 wieght oil in front and not sure about back oil.

I have 2 issues, first the ride hieght in front is really low. The front does not return to its ride hieght once i push it down. I can barely get my finger under the chassis on front.

Second issue, it is nose diving pretty bad on small jumps and large jumps. I am staying on the throttle before someone says that.

Please give me options, shock oil, shock piston disc, springs, droop, and preload?

Also i have the preload on the springs screwed more than half way on front and rear.
Your springs are too soft on both ends.

Go with silver in the front and green in the rear.
Shock oils are 45 front and 25 rear for kit set-up. It was all I ever ran.

The reason for the nose diving on jumps is because the rear is too soft. the tail of the chassis is slapping the lip of the jumps and catapulting it over
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:10 AM
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what about the droop setting. The rear has alot of droop. I adjusted it with less droop, but will have to drive it sometime
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Check out Drake's setup on the tlr website. I know on my truggy and buggy I normally run it all the way out.
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Setup

Front:
Silver Springs and 54 piston - 42.5wt
Shock Length: 95mm
Ride Height: 27mm


Rear: Black spring and 56 piston - 30wt
Shock Length: 107
Ride height: 29

Make sure your car is clean and make sure nothing is bent on the front end.
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So when you say shock length are you referring to the droop screw?
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Originally Posted by RCreaper View Post
So when you say shock length are you referring to the droop screw?
shock length as in the top of the shock to the bottom. usually measured best with calipers.
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the threaded rings on the shocks are for setting ride height. oil/springs do not do it.

http://youtu.be/Z_5bc7zye3A

if they're already really far down they might be the wrong springs. if you still have some thread left and you can get the ride height you need it shouldn't be a problem.
but it could also mean the springs are not the right spring for that car and the color code(spring rate) is going to be wrong.
only way to know for sure is buy losi springs. unfortunately.
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Originally Posted by mtpocketsracing View Post
the threaded rings on the shocks are for setting ride height. oil/springs do not do it.

http://youtu.be/Z_5bc7zye3A

if they're already really far down they might be the wrong springs. if you still have some thread left and you can get the ride height you need it shouldn't be a problem.
but it could also mean the springs are not the right spring for that car and the color code(spring rate) is going to be wrong.
only way to know for sure is buy losi springs. unfortunately.
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