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Old 03-14-2017, 07:09 PM   #21
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Tires rubbing the springs during full lock L - R turning probably comes down to what wheel offset is utilized.

Tho' it also can be contributed to by the universals or drive axles and how much angle those can attain when turning.

But that would still be related to wheel offset.
So basically it can be a combination of both factors.

There are likely a few other contributing factors...
Including what C hubs are used and their offset.

But wheel offset is likely where one should start.

Fixed wheel hubs don't offer many options to increase offset.
Short of using longer hexes.

But SLW type wheels utilizing SLW hubs do.
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Old 11-28-2019, 04:50 AM   #22
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Hi!
I know I am a little late to the Wraith-Party, but I just started the RC hobby a couple month ago and without knowing what a Crawler is or what Scale means I bought me a RTR Wraith Spawn ... close call

And when I stared to realise that you can upgrade parts it became even more fun. But upgrades can be really challenging for a complete noob like me
I did some easy stuff already like changing the interior to the awesome looking Wraith interior, I got me body panels, tires and wheels, of course I blew the tactics servo and the replacement was asking for a stronger ESC (1080).

Now it is time for the shocks, the stock ones are leaking and I do not like the plastic look. What I did (before i read this
) I ordered me 2 pairs of
"055-PRO6316-02 ProLine Pro-Spec Shocks (105-110mm)"
These will fit, but they have a much smaller diameter and from what a read not really an upgrade for the Wraith, right?

1. But I still have a question, what no YouTube Vid could solve, how do I fill shocks without bleeder holes properly? I tried it yesterday and I always ended up with a sort of vacuum, which means the shock went in only 60% before it stopped. I cleaned and refilled the Axial stock shocks without having that problem. Can you tell me, what am I doing wrong here?

2. Since this thread is from 2017, what shocks should I aim for?
-Traxxas TRX-4962 Big Bore, XXL
-Gmade XD Dual Rate Piggyback 103mm
-xr-10 shocks??? Which are those, I can't find them?

3. What oil and brand should I use?

Help would be very much appreciated

Thanx from Hamburg / Germany
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:00 PM   #23
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Hi!
I know I am a little late to the Wraith-Party, but I just started the RC hobby a couple month ago and without knowing what a Crawler is or what Scale means I bought me a RTR Wraith Spawn ... close call

And when I stared to realise that you can upgrade parts it became even more fun. But upgrades can be really challenging for a complete noob like me
I did some easy stuff already like changing the interior to the awesome looking Wraith interior, I got me body panels, tires and wheels, of course I blew the tactics servo and the replacement was asking for a stronger ESC (1080).

Now it is time for the shocks, the stock ones are leaking and I do not like the plastic look. What I did (before i read this
) I ordered me 2 pairs of
"055-PRO6316-02 ProLine Pro-Spec Shocks (105-110mm)"
These will fit, but they have a much smaller diameter and from what a read not really an upgrade for the Wraith, right?

1. But I still have a question, what no YouTube Vid could solve, how do I fill shocks without bleeder holes properly? I tried it yesterday and I always ended up with a sort of vacuum, which means the shock went in only 60% before it stopped. I cleaned and refilled the Axial stock shocks without having that problem. Can you tell me, what am I doing wrong here?

2. Since this thread is from 2017, what shocks should I aim for?
-Traxxas TRX-4962 Big Bore, XXL
-Gmade XD Dual Rate Piggyback 103mm
-xr-10 shocks??? Which are those, I can't find them?

3. What oil and brand should I use?

Help would be very much appreciated

Thanx from Hamburg / Germany
jazz
1. Search "RC shock rebuild" when on YouTube and a bunch of stuff should come up. Some info will be good and some not so good. I like this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZJsfmCU1K0
You can do it without all the fancy tools shown and most of the information will apply to most shocks.

2. I've used the Traxxas 4962 on my Wraith for years and other than a once a year rebuild I've never had a problem with them. The Traxxas red springs these shocks come with I find too stiff. The good thing is you can take the springs off the stock Wraith shocks and they will fit the Traxxas 4962s and they seem to be softer. A cheap way to experiment with spring rate.

3. Silicone shock oil is recommended by most shock manufacturers and is available in many different weights (5W up to 60W or more). As far as I know they're pretty much all the same so brand isn't critical. With the springs I use I think I'm using 15W or 20W shock oil. Spring rate and shock oil weight are all personal preference and depend on where and how you drive.
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Old 11-28-2019, 12:40 PM   #24
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I use Traxxas big bores with the stock Wraith springs and 30wt Losi shock oil on all 4 corners. This works well for me.

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Old 12-03-2019, 05:25 AM   #25
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@nightcrawler48 + MaX-D, thank you very much for your help!

I got my ProLine Pro-Spec Shocks filled, that video helped! The shock shaft needs to be pushed in before closing the cap, that was the trick.
I'll keep them for my next (first) SCX10-II built.

Ok, the Traxxas big bores it will be ... as soon as I have some spare cash
And I'll get me some different oils to play around with 15, 20, 30 ... The Losi 30w is available here in Germany
Because for everything I have to order overseas from Amian or so, Trumps makes me pay his overpriced customs fees . I am still waiting for a set of US-fabricated wheels

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