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Date: 2013-2-2

James oc Created: Feb 2013
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Oil for your RC

Hi!
What kind of oil do you use for you shock absorber in your RC?

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  • S. S. Created: Jan 2013
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    4 years ago

    As far as I know the oil comes in different weights which fit different RC's. I'm not an expert on the different brands but this is what i've used in the past. Worked fine on my old RC.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/HPI-Radio-Control-Silicone-Suspension/dp/B000W7RCJ8

  • James oc Created: Feb 2013
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    4 years ago

    Thanx!
    I've been told that somebody uses ordinary cooking oil but have no experience with that what so ever and I don't want to ruin my RC

  • S. S. Created: Jan 2013
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    4 years ago

    I really think you should go to at hobby store then at ask for the right kind. Then you can often find it online a bit cheaper afterwards :P

  • James oc Created: Feb 2013
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    4 years ago

    Good point S.S.! I just thought it would be cool if somebody had any experience But professional must be the expert right

  • S. S. Created: Jan 2013
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    4 years ago

    Best advise I can give since I'm not exactly an expert

  • Dan  (Logic-Racing) Created: Nov 2012
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    4 years ago

    My current Set up that i have found to work extremely well in most conditions is 40 weight oil in front and a 60 weight oil in the rear , its all about how you have set up the rest of your car , what the best thing to do is put somthing like band weight , like a 50 in all four , set up the car and then test run it , il leave you a scenario list to refer to , it may help you and others perfect there shock set ups. hop this will help you out. Dan

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    reference 1

    if the car is too unstable when entering a corner (OFF POWER)

    "cure" = Slow down the weight transfer to the front and speed up the weight transfer to the rear -

    Set up = increase thickness in the front "FIRST" - reduce thickness in the rear "LAST"

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    reference 2

    car is all over the place when slamming the power down out of a corner

    "cure" = enable the weight to be transferred to the rear wheels quicker

    "set up" = front reduce thickness , rear increase thickness

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    reference 3

    car slides forward when on full lock

    "cure" = speed up the weight transfer to the front and slow down the transfer to the rear

    "set up" = Reduce thickness in the front (FIRST) and increase the thickness in the rear

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    reference 4

    Car slides out when putting power down when exiting a corner

    "cure" = keep the weight over the front tyres as long as possible

    "Set up" = increase thickness in the rear (FIRST) increase thickness in the front

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    Hope you find this useful. Dan

  • S. S. Created: Jan 2013
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    4 years ago

    Great tips! Cheers

  • James oc Created: Feb 2013
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    4 years ago

    Very much so! Thanx!

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