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Old 01-30-2004, 05:44 PM
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Default OIL FOR INTEGY SHOCKS

What is the best weight oil for Integy piggy back shocks on a savage, i want it for bashing, but the 5 weight oil i have in their at the moment is s**t.
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Old 01-30-2004, 05:49 PM
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I have integies on my MT2 and put some heavier springs on it and one of my LHS's recommended 35 or 40 weight with the springs I put on. The oil really depends on how heavy of a shock you are using on it. The heavier the spring, the lighter the oil and the lighter the spring the heavier the oil.
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Old 01-30-2004, 05:51 PM
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I thought it was the other way around.
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Old 01-30-2004, 05:54 PM
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jefx, if you run a light spring and light oil your truck will bottom constantly and if you run heavy shocks and heavy oil there will be no give in the suspension.
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Yes, but if you run a heavy spring and light oil, it'll be too bouncy.
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Default RE: OIL FOR INTEGY SHOCKS

jefx, ur wrong.

mecky33 has some common sence, lol

thanks for the adice.

i am running the stock springs on the igy back shocks, what oil would you use??
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Old 01-30-2004, 05:59 PM
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Default RE: OIL FOR INTEGY SHOCKS

If you run a really light oil. I have the trinity dual spring rates on the back of my MT2 and standard Integy springs on the front. and the guy I talked to said to start with 35-40 weight and go up or down from there to fine tune it. There is no definite weight to run with any spring/shock combo. It ends up with personal taste for handling and suspension behavior. But 35-40 weight is a good place to start and go from there. But back to what we where discussing, If you run a 10 weight oil with a .50 spring, then you will have a bouncy ride. there is a limit on how light of oil you should run with heavy springs.
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Old 01-30-2004, 06:02 PM
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My truck was second hand when i brought it and all the shocks are not the same compression.

Would it be a good idea to take them all appart and straigten all of the piston rods and clean them out and re-fill them

And how do you get the top of the integys? (what tools)
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Why am I wrong? The oil is there to slow down the spring, it's called dampening. If you run a heavy spring and light oil, the shock will bounce back too quickly, giving you a trampoline effect. If you run a light spring with heavy oil, the shock will be to slow and not soak up any bumps. You have to find a happy medium, but I thought that the heavier the spring- the heavier the oil and vice versa, within reason.
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Integy's will just unscrew by hand if you squeeze them hard enough. Also, instead of bending the shafts back, its like five bucks for two new shafts. I just bought a set for my truck. Yours would be a little more for eight of em, but they will work better in the long run. Also, you may not want to be so rude to jefx, he is very smart when it comes to RC stuff. And we are always learning new things. I have learned a few things from jefx.
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Old 01-30-2004, 06:08 PM
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Thank you Dan. If you guys know something that I don't, then I'm willing to be swayed. I was just stating it as I understand it.
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Old 01-30-2004, 06:13 PM
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i was only joking, its quite late here in the UK and sleepy people dont ususaly say what they mean, or mean what they say.

Where do you get shock rods from?

i apologise if i insulted anyone
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I will have to agree with jefx. After a few research in articles and magazines (Car Action February Issue). It also states that you should use stiffer springs for heavier weight oil and vice-versa.
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Twin, if you think about the heavy spring heavy oil then you run in to a problem of no give. the shock slows down the travel of a suspension arm. The spring works to counter-act gravity and return the arm to its original position. If you put a really heavy spring on the arm their will be less movement due to a higher counteractive force. If you add to that a heavy shock oil that provides heavy damping you will get no give in your suspension and it will cause a very rough ride, forcing the tires to take all of the impact. This is great for sports cars where you don't want the suspension moving all over the place. In MTs you want the exact oposite, you want as much suspension movement as possible. Thus the heavy spring, light oil an vise-versa.
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Integy springs are very stiff I ran the 25 weight oil and they were great. Although in a rc extreme review they recomend 20 weight. If you run the heavy oil they are very bouncey on bumps and jumps because they are not getting enough compression.
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