This is one of the tedious tasks in RC. Rebuilding the Dampers.
Like anything, maintenance keeps things on top. A well oiled machine... and all that. You will notice that I'm rebuilding Yokomo Dampers from my HT chassis. I had already installed Active Hobby soft Rebound pistons. These seem to work fine. But rebound is not so slow as you'd expect. I think the Tech Racing design is much better.
Anyway the amount of play in the shaft was terrible. So I went and bought some new guides and I had new o-rings already and the full range of Yokomo oils.
But the play is still there There must be a better solution
The only choice was which one. I think the drift car should be soft. but what does soft mean.
For me soft means... less resistance to the piston. Which in a soft rebound situation will probably mean increasing the piston speed. Maybe that's not desired... I shall see.
I chose 200 weight oil for testing this time. It's down from 450/350 combo.
I'll try and set up the other shocks with a harder oil around 700 for testing.
Spring and shock testing next week.