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  1. #1
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    Ludicrous rear squat....

    Hi all, I know this truck is supposed to be more scale than anything else on the market and I love mine, but how can I dial out some of the squat under acceleration? Thicker oil? Fewer holes in the piston? Both?

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    More pre-load in the shocks.

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    Some preload or new springs. Thicker oil will slow dampening and so will smaller/fewer holes in pistons.

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    I took the spare tires off, that seemed to help me a lot.

    but also added spoiler for downforce in the rear to make up for the weight distribution
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    Limit droop in the front to slow weight transfer? The old fuel tube in the shocks trick. The cvds start binding anyways.

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    There obviously isn't much anti squat engineered into the truck, so the suspension stays active. 6s is way worse than 4s, right? More preload is about all you can do to not alter car handling once at speed if you like the truck's shock tune at that point.

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    Like Mac Fab Mentioned, it is all fine tuning. It took me awhile to find the middle ground to the point where the rear wouldn't bounce all over the place, and where it wouldn't just bottom out all the time.

    First thing I did was adjust springs to correct ride height, then went up to a heavier weight shock fluid.
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    I use a 1/2” of a preload with the rear arm pivot point adjusted to the third position. I experience full bodied 40’ diameter power drifts and precise control.

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    How can you preload a spring when preloading it adjusts ride height?

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    Whatever you want to call it is fine with me. As soon as you hit a bump it’s preload.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIFTT IX MR View Post
    How can you preload a spring when preloading it adjusts ride height?
    Itís progressive spring - so you do both at the same time. Adding little ride height makes it a lot harder to fully compress. If that ainít enough then your only option is use different oil. Or change different springs.

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    Silly question but what running dual springs at the rear? Or would that make it over sprung?

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