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Gimpdiggity - 8.03.11, 4:38 pm Post #1: | Reply With Quote
Hey guys.

The rear end of CircuitONE is sagging a bit more than I would like. It has 40wt oil in the shocks all around, but I think that the fact that the motor/ESC/heat sink all weigh a bit more than the stock stuff is just weighing it down a bit.

Just wondering, would stiffer springs be the solution to deal with this issue??

Thanks.
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Bryton Starr - 8.03.11, 4:51 pm Post #2: | Reply With Quote
Stiffer springs would help. You could also add heavier oil or spacers.
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Gimpdiggity - 8.03.11, 5:01 pm Post #3: | Reply With Quote
Would the stiffer springs actually function better than spacers??

I understand how spacers work, I'm just wondering if there is any "down side" to using them as opposed to just a different set of springs.
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indy34096 - 8.03.11, 5:04 pm Post #4: | Reply With Quote
i guess use the spacers first and see how you like it, and if its not enough, then get a stiffer spring.

the stock springs are quite stiff though. i also have 40wt oil in my rears.
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Bryton Starr - 8.03.11, 5:06 pm Post #5: | Reply With Quote
As far as I know there are no downsides to spacers. I have used them for a long time on my Rustler and haven't found any problems.
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indy34096 - 8.03.11, 5:07 pm Post #6: | Reply With Quote
i have 2mm of preload on my rears right now on my circuit. its brought up the rear end after an impact nicely.
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Gimpdiggity - 8.03.11, 5:09 pm Post #7: | Reply With Quote
What did you use for spacers Indy??

I guess before I mess with springs, I should probably make sure I haven't somehow lost some of the oil in the shock. I have never noticed any leaking, so I'm sure I haven't...but best to check I suppose.
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indy34096 - 8.03.11, 5:12 pm Post #8: | Reply With Quote
oh sorry i have the traxxas ultras in the back, and because i have both slashes i have an amazing amount of preload spacers laying around. they wont fit onto the stock shocks because the bore of the ultras is bigger than the electrix shocks.
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Gimpdiggity - 8.03.11, 5:19 pm Post #9: | Reply With Quote
Oh, okay.

I can probably find something that could make it work...I've read about people using fuel tubing as spacers. That could work and wouldn't cost much at all.
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indy34096 - 8.03.11, 5:21 pm Post #10: | Reply With Quote
you could do that no problem. or if you could find some huge zip ties as well.
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