I have been using r/c raven triple rate springs now for two months and
I must admit at first, upon seeing the springs I thought I had blown my
dough. But after using them everywhere from tar, the quarry and the
skate park and anything in between that looked like u could jump a
savage off it, I must say I am very happy with my purchase.
I am running 6 shocks with 1 preload and the very back two shocks have
2 preloads. I dont seem to have had an issue with bottoming out on the
bigger jumps and my handling on high grip surfaces has improved a huge
amount, no more roll overs ( especially with a wider wheel base ) !!!
On the weekend I took out all preloads and tried to tip my savage over
on the hotmix tar in my culdesac and I had a bloody hard time doing so.
The only way to tell I guess would to have two savages with the same
shock oil and wheel base , one running the triples and the other stiock
How bloody odd is that? It's hard to believe that the spring with less turns in it has a higher resistance than the one with more turns. I'm not doubting that it does... but it sure surprised me. Edited by: Skidd
I got mine in the same shipment as Jerrah and I have to agree. When I started to play with them I expected the "lessor" turned springs to be the soft part. I was incredibly suprised when my logic ended up backwards.
OK then... now I hope some of you experts can learn me in the magic of handling dymanics.
I am sitting here thinking about how well my stock Savage 25 handles (or doesn't)and having run it side by side with Husky's I can see a significant difference between mine and one that is set up better.
I was under the impression that the suspension in these models would work the same as in a 1:1 car... the spring simply sets how firm the ride is and the shock absorber sets the rebound in the spring and so affects stability as in roll etc, I'll forget for the moment the role the tyre plays in all this.
Taking this 1:1 theory and applying it to an RC I wouldthinkif I was working on a high speed track with fast corners and jumpsetc I would want a firmer spring with harder shock absorber (high damper rate). however on a track with small jumps and corrigations I'd need softer springs and lower damper rates.
Have I got that right? Is that how it works on these RC models as well?Edited by: Skidd