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Offline NFG

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Suspension tweaks....
« on: July 05, 2013, 07:37:02 AM »
So I did a little mod on my TC3 shocks a few days ago and man what a difference.

I was poking around in Drift sites and ran into a thread about shock modes (then lost where it was or I would post a link). But one mod that stood out was a dampener hole valve that worked on rebound. Basically you make a little one way valve that half covers the dampener holes. It is placed on the bottom of the piston. It's a bit finicky to make them "just right" but the results are awesome. Now bear in mind this is for the rear shocks only and it's purpose is to slow the back end down as you initiate "the flick" between transitions. Only down side is the shock can stack (compress) on continued long drifts but I haven't noticed it myself.

Awesome mod! I did it on a set of Losi shocks but I will be doing it on all my cars now.

Do you guys have any other input or favorite mod's you do to your suspension?
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Re: Suspension tweaks....
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2013, 04:24:38 PM »
you mean the slow rebound mod ? I tried that at some point, but got frustrated when i couldn't get an identical rebound rate
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Re: Suspension tweaks....
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2013, 12:02:31 PM »
My first attempt is far from perfect but still a huge improvement over what I had going on before. I'll be doing a few more attempts trying to get it "just right".

I think I'll be buying a shock balancing tool in the near future.....

I also need to figure out a way to balance my chassis. I have a small electronic scale but really I need four.... I need to figure out some standard set-ups for each of my cars. At this point I am just driving what I have rather that tuning to how I drive.   

Well enough with the chit-chat I am heading out to the garage to play. Gotta get my drift on...
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Re: Suspension tweaks....
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2013, 10:15:28 PM »
LOL.  Wow, you're sure right into it.  That's cool.  I was for many years, but it left me. 

My all time favorite suspension mod is definitely: pour oil into the shock, then dump it all out.  Leave a little residue for lube.  Also rub some Losi green slime on the stansion to keep that action smooth through the seals.  That's how you get the cool 'bounce'.  Looks great in videos in slow motion.  Especially if you set your droop just right. 
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Re: Suspension tweaks....
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 07:43:13 AM »
Yes Matt I am "into it" right now as I have a ton to learn. It also keeps me out of trouble. Ha ha!
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