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Let's talk suspension setup!

Discussion in 'RC8 / RC8B / RC8.2 / RC8B3.x' started by AERacer, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    I like to have a good "all around" setup for my buggy that only requires minimum changes for different tracks I race at.

    What's your "basic" suspension setup?

    I use the stock setup but found the rear end to be too soft.

    Anyone uses the silver springs + ~40wt oil on the rear?

    I found this Saxton's setup... I gonna give it a try http://www.teamassociated.com/pdf/c...tup_sheets/RC8_2_2012_Saxton_Silver_State.pdf
     
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  2. franck34

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    For my part I roll

    av 5x1.1 x1.3 600 silver

    ar 5x1.1 5x1.3 500 siver
     
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  3. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    av .... ar .... You're French?

    I'll try Saxton's setup and see how the buggy feels
     
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  4. JFUEL11

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    I ran Saxton's setup and it felt pretty good. but I have found my base setup to be as follow:

    I start with the out of box setup and then change the following...

    Front:
    Kyosho LT Blue Springs - 1.3x8 Pistons with 37.5 AE Shock Oil
    Middle on tower and inner on arm with 98 to 99 shock length (Center to Center)
    -2 Degrees Camber, -1 Degree Toe
    1.5mm spacers under outer steering ball joint

    Rear:
    Kyosho LT Blue Springs - 1.3x8 Pistons with 32.5 AE Shock Oil
    Middle on tower and outer on arm with 118 to 119 shock lenght (Center to Center)
    -2 Degrees Caber

    The car is easy to drive in loose to high traction condition but very forgiving yet.

    If loose make the following changes to this setup...
    Rear Shocks - 27.5 - 30 Weight AE Shock Oil
    Increase Rear Toe to 2 Dot Block
    Move Rear Hubs Forward

    If Tight:
    Change rear diff oil to 3K
    Decrease rear Anti-Squat from 2 dot to 1 dot insert....\

    This setup worked really well with the stock 8.2 pistons and silver springs as well so don't feel you have to purchase the additional items...

    Hope this helps and good luck...
     
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  6. 1bhutch

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    What is your guys opnion on the 10 x 1.1's compared to the 8 x 1.3's for indoor racing. From my rough understanding of suspension the larger hole pistions would be better for bumpy outdoors but if its smooth indoors would 1.3's be better? Just looking for an opnion.
     
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  7. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    Pistons with larger holes have less hydraulic friction (pack) when the piston moving up and down. To achieve a similar "damping", you can use slightly thicker oil.

    In others words... Bigger holes = less pack = moves faster and requires thicker oil. Great for bumpy tracks
     
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  8. 1bhutch

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    So would the 1.1's be better for indoors on a smooth track?
     
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  9. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    I would say 1.1 would be better but really not sure. :confused:
     
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  10. JasonR

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    Personally, I like the 1.1s on anything smooth, indoor or outdoor on both my nitro and ebuggy. I don't really go to the 1.3s unless its really rough.
     
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  11. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    I tried this setup... Not bad...

    Stock RC8.2 box stock with those changes...

    -2 camber front and rear
    AE 40 wt shock oil front
    AE 37.5 wt shock oil rear
    1 degree front toe out
     
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  12. Carlos cruz

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    guys i tried the csi red pistons and omg they feel so good !
     
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    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    they are worth the money asked for?
     
  14. Carlos cruz

    Carlos cruz Well-Known Member

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    well i think so for me much better than 8x1.3 i love them.just my opinion they felt so good i could not believe how good they feel
     
  15. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    I run stock 8x1.3 maybe I should try the csi pistons
     
  16. Carlos cruz

    Carlos cruz Well-Known Member

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    why not
     
  17. franck34

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    av 1.3x8 650
    ar 1.3x8 550
     
  18. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    Is the setup you run with the CSI pistons ? Is this AE shock oil?
     
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    no pistons AE . yes AE shock oil
     
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    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    550cst AE oil ???
     

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