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what shock oil should i use in my d4

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Do you mean brand of shock oil or are you looking for a set-up?

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There are a lot of good set-ups on the HB Europe site here:

http://www.hbeurope.com/setups.php?partNo=61410&lang=en


Those set-ups use Edit oil, which I have just started to use.

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I used to use washing up liquid when I ran out of oil back in the oldern days.

Think I'll have to get some of the Edit stuff now too.
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ive been using the associated oil, is the edit stuff better for the d4 shocks?

may get some if it is
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The 'gaps' between Edit oils are more linear. As linear as you can get when messing with fluid viscosity.
The Edit oils are measured in cst or 'centistrokes' to give it it's proper name. Associated and many other oils use wt or 'weight' systems. This is entirley upto the manufacturer as to what 35wt is. Losi and Associated 35wt is not the same... it's scary how far apart they are.

Associated now print the cst rating on their new bottles, but they still use the wt method predominantly. So the increase in viscosity between 25wt and 30 is different between 30 and 35wt!!!

Edit oil is more linear allowing a more progressive change in the setup of your car.

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Try using Associated oil until HB can release their own
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when is the Edit oil out Adam (now?) and perchance will someone make a chart so we can adapt setups? I'm used to the AE oil, but I don't like the new bottles (neither did my eyes) and fancy a change
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Jimmeh, it's out now (As Adam informed me the other day... )

As Adam says the CST rating is now on the AE oils (although I suspect it rounded the nearest "neat" number), so you could use this to convert. Or.... Adam may just be able to supply you with a conversion chart.
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Try using Associated oil until HB can release their own
HPI do have a shock oil range. below are a few of the part numbers.

#86951 PRO SILICONE SHOCK OIL 10wt (60cc)
#86953 PRO SILICONE SHOCK OIL 20wt (60cc)
#86955 PRO SILICONE SHOCK OIL 30wt (60cc)
#86957 PRO SILICONE SHOCK OIL 40wt (60cc)
#86959 PRO SILICONE SHOCK OIL 50wt (60cc)
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The old losi bottles have a cst rating on them as well, good for a comparison i guess??
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What old skool Losi, when someone with a Losi surname worked there
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That shows how old the oil i'm using is!!!! Perhaps thats the problem, not my thumbs
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