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Old 07-20-2018, 06:25 AM
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Default Info on Shock oil please !

I am a (UK based) newbie at Rock Crawling
I have purchased a low cost HG-P402 chassis kit as a starting point,
and also some new shock absorbers for it.

The shocks I understand are not supplied filled with oil, what oil
would people recommend - I have been looking at this from HobbyKing . . .

https://hobbyking.com/en_us/tracksta...___store=en_us

I understand that the "450cst" refers to the thickness of the oil -
could somebody tell me where I can get info on "cst" ratings and
what thickness I should use in my rock crawler shocks.

Ta!

Richard
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Old 10-06-2018, 01:59 PM
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Axials seem to come with 35 weight oil, and it's good starting point. Ranges from 0 weight, no resistance. All the way up to like 1,000,000 weight diff grease that's so limited slip it's close to locker.

Small number thinner, shock moves faster. Big number thicker, shock moves slower.

https://www.rccaraction.com/silicone...wt-versus-cst/
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