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    Question Off-road Jato?

    Does anyone have any addvice on how I can make a seriouse off-road jato?(With out getting many expensive items!)I already got four moabs mounted on my jato. Thanks for any information!
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    ya look at this it might help.
    Click building the ultimate off road Jato its the first one.
    http://www.traxxas.com/support/kb_se...l&cat=0&id=478
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    i have read that but does anyone know the sping set up I might want?
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    I think the lighter the spring the higher ride highth you will get.
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    Up front, I swapped out the stock 1.1 rate green springs for a pair of 1.0 rate tan springs (#5429). Out back, I changed the stock 1.4 rate pink springs for a set of 1.2 rate silver springs (#5431). This combination gave the truck a plush, yet responsive feel that was perfect for big-air landings and for excellent stability over rough terrain at high speeds.
    Quote from: Building the Ultimate Off-Road Jato 3.3 (<-- click!)...

    fro more suspension related info pertaining to suspension adjustment check out this link...Jato Performance Guide: Suspension Tuning (<-- click!)...
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    also you might want to set the shocks to the setting where the height is the most and the spring are looser, meaning on the inside holes.
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    no, the harder the spring the higher the ride height. i got blue in back, gold in front. if you are jumping, DONT tighten down the springs all the way thinking thats gonna help it not bottom out, it wont help at all and will likely break your shock towers or tranny case. i have all mine farthest in and springs halfway tightened down. for jumping, you want it barely at the ride height you want so it can slap the ground without much resistance. too much resistance and something breaks easily. dont get the red aluminum turnbuckles, they are weaker than stock. get RPM arms all around and moabs all around. get the new era roll bar if you can. i have it and it saved my car plenty of times. wings will keep your motor 100% safe, especially with the roll bar. i thought it would break, but my tranny case broke before the wing and mount did. get new era wing mount and watever wing u want, i have the proline HD wing. they also dramatically increase handling, especially onroad. i cant slide or anything unless i lock the brakes. heres my BASHER:

    Last edited by Jatomann; 02-13-2008 at 06:50 AM.
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    see when the ride height is higher the shocks are less firm
    -Jato2.5
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