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Tornado
2008.03.14, 05:37 PM
I have purchased an Atomic Rear Shock Set (for MR-02/015) (AR-181) and it comes with three springs, of different hardness I believe. There is a gold spring, a silver spring and a black spring. Can any one tell me the difference between these springs please, i.e. which is the hardest and which is the softest?

color01
2008.03.14, 06:32 PM
The closer the coils are, the softer the spring. Soft, medium and hard should be Silver, Black and Gold respectively, but in any case you'll find out when you receive the package. ;)

Tornado
2008.03.14, 06:46 PM
The closer the coils are, the softer the spring. Soft, medium and hard should be Silver, Black and Gold respectively, but in any case you'll find out when you receive the package. ;)

Thanks Color01...appreciated...it helps when you know what the colours are and I guess if anyone would know, you would...with your name :D.

Thanks again.

EMU
2008.03.14, 07:02 PM
I think its Black < Silver < Gold...

Tornado
2008.03.14, 07:11 PM
Thanks Emu...I think the colour order is agreed, but which way is now the only question, gold to black or black to gold. Like Color01 said I will have to go by how close the coils are.

mk2kompressor
2008.03.14, 07:13 PM
black(soft) to gold(hard) :)

EMU
2008.03.14, 07:22 PM
That is why I used the '<' character. Black is softer than silver, which is softer than gold. :D

Tornado
2008.03.14, 07:43 PM
Thanks guys...I can't help being stupid! :confused:

color01
2008.03.14, 11:57 PM
That'll teach me not to guess, won't it now. :o I usually go by color0, implying I don't know a thing about colors, lol...

ianc
2008.09.01, 08:59 PM
Thanks guys...I can't help being stupid!

Oh, you're not the stupid one. I believe that honor belongs to someone who designed a product to sell and neglected to include a $.15 piece of paper with some simple documentation with it...

Duh Atomic...

ianc

CristianTabush
2008.09.02, 11:21 AM
Better than those springs is the fact you can use MR-02 front springs on the shock as well... The stock springs are too stiff. I personally use a Kyosho red (softest) front spring on my top-shock. All I am trying to do is reduce the sag on the suspension, and this has to be achieved with the softest spring possible...

HaCo
2008.09.06, 04:20 AM
Cristian, are you talking about the atomic shock set or the kyosho shock set? I ask because on most of you pics I've seen recently I see a Kyosho shock.

CristianTabush
2008.09.06, 11:35 AM
This is an atomic shock set thread isn't it? ;)

HaCo
2008.09.06, 02:49 PM
It is, but on the pics on reflex racing, the blog, I only saw a Kyosho one, that's the reason I asked. :)

CristianTabush
2008.09.07, 09:02 PM
The RR-02 is not the only car I own though. ;) I use the Kyosho shock on our Rear End, and the Atomic shock on Disk Damper set-ups. I really like the easily adjusted rear pod droop with the atomic shock...

marc
2008.09.07, 09:08 PM
Hey Cristian, I have similar question regarding the springs I got from you. What are the spring rates for the various colors? I think it was white, pink, what look's like metallic green, et'c? I threw away the packages as I dont' recall it mentioning which was which. Could you please list it here for me? Thanks! I could only guess by installing theme and pressing the front of the car down, but would be nice to know exactly.

ianc
2008.09.08, 10:41 AM
Marc,

I could only guess by installing theme and pressing the front of the car down, but would be nice to know exactly.

if you have access to a micrometer (very helpful with mini-z's and only about $50 for a digital one), you can mike the individual coils of the spring wire. Thicker wire will give a stiffer spring...

ianc

CristianTabush
2008.09.08, 10:55 AM
Marc, in the future, it is best if you e-mail me at Reflex to answer your q's instead of asking on unrelated threads. That way you can get a hold of me quickly and not have to ask me the same question repeatedly. Which springs is it that you are referring to? Disk Damper or front springs?

marc
2008.09.08, 01:11 PM
I'm refering to the front springs.

CristianTabush
2008.09.08, 03:23 PM
Again Marc, is this a PN Racing Spring set thread? What are the instructions I gave you above? Not trying to pick on you, just trying to keep this thread on topic... ;)