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Old 01-03-2009, 03:49 PM
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Default What Shock oil for FG Alloy shock absorber

Hi all,

I'm starting a new FG Marder project,

what type of shock oil is the best to use in FG Alloy shock absorbers.

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Old 01-03-2009, 04:02 PM
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i got a baja and am running 600 in the stock shocks, seems to work good could do with slightly heavier springs though...they came with 1000 oil which was too stiff, there's a good write up on shocks by foxy, it's in "the read this first" thread at the top of the forum page[link]http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_7217508/tm.htm[/link]
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Old 01-03-2009, 04:20 PM
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Hey Mooman,

Just had a read of Foxy's post, looks like 500/600 would be a good start,

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Old 01-04-2009, 07:16 AM
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Default RE: What Shock oil for FG Alloy shock absorber

I'd like to say that after they settled they did get a bit softer. My new recommendation would be 800/700. Also, the alloy pistons are quite a bit smoother, so they will bound and rebound more smoothly.

Also bear in mind that this is for MONSTER models, which have 8 shocks. Try 800 first since the marder only has 4.
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