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Any suggestions on setting up a Tamiya shock for oval carpet racing? What piston to use? What oil and spring to use? All for a center shock configuration.
 

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#2 piston and I usually go with 50 or 60 weight oil. I'm all over the place with springs, but lately I've been using a 4#.
 

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I run 50 and 2 as well mostly but dont forget your tplate and conditions all play in, there is no one right setting for all cars, but in 13.5 with super soft t (i cut the strip out of medium t and its sss) ive been around 6 lately on carpet,but im a hack. One thing I want to know is where has the rebuild kits for tamiya shocks????
 

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I am not the best....but basic center shock I use for a large carpet oval (160'-170') run line. Is #2 piston 50-60 weight oil and a #7 (purple Rc 4less) or#8 (Black) spring with a .063 fiber T-plate.

Now on a shorter carpet track I would start with a softer spring for more forward bite say a #5 or #6. Change to a stiffer spring if you find you need it to turn harder.

That should get ya started.
 

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I run 50 and 2 as well mostly but dont forget your tplate and conditions all play in, there is no one right setting for all cars, but in 13.5 with super soft t (i cut the strip out of medium t and its sss) ive been around 6 lately on carpet,but im a hack. One thing I want to know is where has the rebuild kits for tamiya shocks????
I am looking for the rebuild kits also. When I find some I'll post the source. Thanks guys for your input.
 

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i think you can use most of the same parts for an HPI shock to rebuild the tamiya's. I know O rings are the same size, and i've always used HPI pistons with my Tamiya Shocks(gray ones, come from HD with them)
 
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