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Old 09-26-2010, 09:53 PM   #1
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Default Full Droop questions

I have decided to try full droop on my RS-10 to see if I like it. Plus my springs rub the motors.

I have mounted my shocks upside down for the weight benefit and now I would like some advice on both oil weight and hole size on the little plunger disk inside the shock. Also any other tips you think I might like.

I am running 15wt oil right now. The truck stays down when I push it down but also stays up when I lift it up. Is this normal? One other thing is my shocks leak, any quick cheap or free tips to stop the leaks?

Thanks for your help
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Old 09-27-2010, 02:39 PM   #2
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It should try to return to one position, maybe your springs are too soft. I ran 100wt oil for awhile and liked the predictability but seems like the 60wt is a good balance point. Also, make sure to use silicone oil, not motor/gear oil to avoid leaks. Also take a good look at where your top cap threads to you shock body as they always seem to want to cross thread and then leak. Good luck!
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Old 09-28-2010, 07:44 PM   #3
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In a full droop setup, the crawler should stay fully compressed and the shocks extend if the wheels drop. I'm betting your springs are too soft...try changing that up a bit and mess with the shock oil. When I ran full droop, I ran medium tension springs and 100wt oil and the setup worked well for my rocks, but I ultimately went back to sprung shocks.
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