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Revo suspension

Old 12-17-2009, 08:56 PM
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Default Revo suspension

Hey guys I was just wondering what do I need to do and buy to make my revo have super stiff suspension? Many thanks!
Old 12-17-2009, 09:04 PM
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Default RE: Revo suspension

first off why do you want super stiff suspension? For jumps? Try thicker shock fluid and heavier springs. don't get fluid that's too thick though because if it's to thick, when you land, it could blow your shocks apart from the pressure and not being able to compress quick enough.
Old 12-18-2009, 08:43 AM
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I wish they had longer Arms and drive line ect. so you could have soft shocks but with more travil.
Old 12-18-2009, 08:59 AM
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Default RE: Revo suspension

Stiffer shock springs. Thicker than stock shock oil. Adjust the shocks themselves with the stiffness adjusters located on the shocks. Just a few things you could do.
Old 12-18-2009, 04:51 PM
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yeah adjust the thread collars down some to help with slowing down the compression of the shocks. you could also adjust the pushrod positions so that they are closer to horizontal.

If i were you i would go out and buy 3-4 different bottles of shock oil weights and a bunch of different springs with different rates and just do trial and error until you find a setup that you like. That's the best way to do it. Then for the springs, you can sell the ones you aren't going to use on ebay or a forum to get some of your money back.
Old 12-19-2009, 01:57 AM
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+1 to what cmerrit said

Thats the best solution, and then if you do end up racing it, or using it for something else you have those other combinations you tried handy.
Old 12-21-2009, 09:19 PM
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Default RE: Revo suspension

Im looking to lower and stiffen the suspension on my revo as well. So far, just using stock parts, Ive been able to drop about and inch and 3/4 over stock and stiffen quite a bit.

-adjusted shocks for more compressed springs (same size spring in a smaller area means the spring is stiffer)

-actually installed the shocks backwards. the thicker bottom of the shocks comes into contact with the rockers and doesn't allow the shocks to fully decompress.

I plan on getting some super stiff springs among other things. I also plan on getting some new aluminum bulkheads with a progressive 3 ratio "to further reduce body lean and brake dive and provide the most responsive handling."

I'm trying to shoot for a more road worthy car vs. offroad truck. Iran the car earlier tonight and it was super responsive.

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Old 12-22-2009, 01:39 AM
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There is a problem with your truck,Where's the engine???? JK.lol
Old 12-22-2009, 10:24 PM
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Oh didn't I tell you? My Revo is a hybrid

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T-Maxx 2.5R is in peices.

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The only thing holding it together in this picture is the body lol

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Old 12-23-2009, 01:22 AM
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why Did you make your revo a hybrid?

Old 12-23-2009, 03:11 AM
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It was quite simple really. All I had to do was put the gas engine in some of the free space on the revo.

Who wouldnt want a hybrid? you'd get the instant torque of the motors and the top speed of the engine.
Old 12-23-2009, 10:41 AM
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Default RE: Revo suspension

That is a really good idea.
Old 12-23-2009, 01:14 PM
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Yes in theory and practice in the real world, but the drive system on the traxxas trades torque for speed so a lack of bottom end torque isn't a problem. The weight of the extratransitiongearing, motor, and batteries would weigh down the gas engine.

If traxxas could engineer a way to have a single smaller,torqueiermotor with a decent but compact battery to take the place of the onboard AA's to help the engine off the line, that would be cool.

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