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Old 11-01-2006, 10:07 PM   #1
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I was just wondering what the effects of using a heavier/lighter diff oil in the front diff will be for a 1/8 buggy, I knew a while ago but I forgot, and it's just the front I can't remember. Thanks

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Old 11-01-2006, 10:15 PM   #2
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heavier oil means the car weighs more.

no realy i forgot too.
i'll dig up my 'holy grail' and check it when i get a minute.
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Old 11-01-2006, 10:21 PM   #3
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a lighter oil in the front wilh make your tire unload and give you more streering. and heavier will make it more locked and give you less streering. i notic that in buggy or truggy its a fine line to get that rigth site up from front center and rear. i thingk this is wath you wonted to know rigth.
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Front Thinner · increases steering into corners (off-power)
· if oil is too thin the steering may become inconsistent,
especially it can lose forward traction
(and steering) during acceleration out of corners
Thicker · increases stability into corners during braking
· increases steering on-power at corner exit
Center Thinner · front wheels unload more during acceleration
· decreases on-power steering (reduces oversteer)
· easier to drive on rough tracks
· if a high-power engine is used you could waste too much
power and sometime “cook” the oil in the center differential
because it “overloads”
Thicker · more all-wheel drive effect
· better acceleration
· increases on-power steering (reduces understeer)
· better suited on high-bite, smooth tracks
· car can be more nervous to drive especially if a high power
engine is used - you might need to be smooth on the throttle
Rear Thinner · increases cornering traction
· increases steering into corner
Thicker · decreases rear traction while cornering
· reduces wheelspin
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Somebody either knows there stuff or they cut and pasted that. LOL!

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Old 11-02-2006, 11:49 AM   #6
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I know my stuff just faster to cut and paste though
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