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Old 11-08-2018, 08:13 AM   #1
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Hi all,

I'm very new to crawling and am in need of some assistance. I recent the economy root and purchased a FTX Outback 2 crawler. My Outback seems a bit light on the weight side and I feel the springs on the shock are too stiff for the vehicle. With all this in mind, what would be your suggestions for: a) replacement parts for the suspension, b) adding weight to the vehicle, c) improving the turning circle?

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Old 11-08-2018, 12:37 PM   #2
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Welcome to RCC, there's several good threads in the Micro crawler section, I have one of the ECX versions and they are all very nice and quality little trucks!
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Old 11-15-2018, 08:56 AM   #3
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I wouldnt add weight thats for sure. The FTX outback is the same thing as a barrage gen2 right? I think a big part of what makes the barrage (at least mine) crawl so well is its super light weight. Adding weight will get rid of that, plus you have a way higher chance of breaking parts.
I though at first that my barrage springs were way too stiff for the vehicle too, but after driving it for a while, I think its fine, in fact it convinced me put stiffer springs on my maxtone 10, which crawls way better now (that and limiting the suspension so it doesn't flex so crazily) Turns out lifting a tire isn't that bad a thing, as it keeps weight on the other tire for traction. With the maxtone and its super floppy suspension it would never lift a tire, but after making the suspension stiffer, it seems like it just has better traction.....
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