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    Shock / Suspension setup

    Whats the best weight oil I should be using for general running on tarmac/dirt/grass.
    I won't be jumping big most often time, just some light jumps really....

    Whats the stock oil?

    I'm considering 50 weight Team Associated oil?

    Are stock springs OK for the running I will do?

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    The front will be fine for your needs. The rear however is way to soft.50wt oil will work, but also get the stiffest springs (1.5xx rate) for the rear shocks
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    I run the 1.5 springs in the rear and the 1.4ís in the front. 65wt in the rear, 50 in the front.

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    I had 40 and 45 weight available so I tried that and threaded the collars down a fair bit, maybe a very noticeable difference.

    If I don't break a shock before the next few months I may try 50/60 for front rear and proline dual rate spring kit.

    With my emaxx I found it the suspension was too stiff I would flip more on rough ground, so far by stiffening up my xmaxx got better, factory set up is too mellow for jumps or rough ground.

    Hard to get shock oil in good quantities so far I've only found losi racing oil in 16oz bottles.

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    Thanks guys.

    I may go for 50wt in the front and 60wt in the rear.....

    As for springs, which are generally best? Prolines?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxx_Adam View Post
    I had 40 and 45 weight available so I tried that and threaded the collars down a fair bit, maybe a very noticeable difference.

    If I don't break a shock before the next few months I may try 50/60 for front rear and proline dual rate spring kit.

    With my emaxx I found it the suspension was too stiff I would flip more on rough ground, so far by stiffening up my xmaxx got better, factory set up is too mellow for jumps or rough ground.

    Hard to get shock oil in good quantities so far I've only found losi racing oil in 16oz bottles.

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    Lol. True. Coming from 1/10 cars. A bottle of shock oil is never ending. With this one does a little less than 2 shocks

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    I like more steering so I went with 40 wt and 1.2 springs up front. The front really doesn't bottom out even on big jumps.
    The rear still bottoms out with 1.5/50wt. I may go with 60wt in rear...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rag6 View Post
    I like more steering so I went with 40 wt and 1.2 springs up front. The front really doesn't bottom out even on big jumps.
    The rear still bottoms out with 1.5/50wt. I may go with 60wt in rear...
    Seems the way to go.

    Maybe 40wt front, 60wt rear.
    1.2 Springs Front, 1.5 rear.

    Sound good?

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    Its def a good start. I would suggest just trying the rear adjustments first if ya can.
    The type of running described in the 1st post... The stock ft setup may be right on. I went up in rates and weights on the front only because I jump very big. It may save you 30$...


    Quick handling tip: if you want more steering(stock truck is set up to push from the factory), swap the front and rear differentials... The trucks rear end will loosen up, letting you get on throttle earlier when leaving turns... Try it its free 8)
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    Another question - which springs (ie manufacturer) do you use?
    I cant find any 1.5xx springs by Traxxas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IftiBashir View Post
    Another question - which springs (ie manufacturer) do you use?
    I cant find any 1.5xx springs by Traxxas?
    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F192028703778

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    Awesome thanks!

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    I'm trying to reduce a lot of body roll around tighter turns etc.

    I think Im going to go with 60w oil and 1.5ww springs on the rear.
    I have a bottle of 40w oil for the front should I need it, but will leave stock springs on the front.

    Only other thing Im changing is the servo to the 2085x and the rear hub carriers to the oversized RPM.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by IftiBashir View Post
    I'm trying to reduce a lot of body roll around tighter turns etc.

    I think Im going to go with 60w oil and 1.5ww springs on the rear.
    I have a bottle of 40w oil for the front should I need it, but will leave stock springs on the front.

    Only other thing Im changing is the servo to the 2085x and the rear hub carriers to the oversized RPM.....
    I went with 60 in the rear 55 in the front. 1.5 in the rear. 1.4 in the front. My truck is 30 lbs though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gripdog7205 View Post
    I went with 60 in the rear 55 in the front. 1.5 in the rear. 1.4 in the front. My truck is 30 lbs though.
    I have access to 1.538 and 1450 rate springs - tempted to go with both while I have the chance.... not often they come into stock near me!!


    How come 30lbs?
    Do you have a build thread? Would love to get some more ideas!! lol
    Last edited by IftiBashir; 06-11-2018 at 07:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IftiBashir View Post
    Another question - which springs (ie manufacturer) do you use?
    I cant find any 1.5xx springs by Traxxas?
    https://www.amainhobbies.com/traxxas...SABEgId5_D_BwE
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    Shock / Suspension setup

    Quote Originally Posted by IftiBashir View Post
    I have access to 1.538 and 1450 rate springs - tempted to go with both while I have the chance.... not often they come into stock near me!!


    How come 30lbs?
    Do you have a build thread? Would love to get some more ideas!! lol
    30lbs is with batteries. Esc, motor, and wheels and tires. I do have a thread. Itís Grips Maxx build. You can search my name in the X-Maxx forum
    Last edited by Gripdog7205; 06-11-2018 at 12:22 PM.

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    I’m running 42.5 in the front and 50w in the rear on stock springs, perfect for my apps...

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