Originally Posted by t.mackenzie
You want your shocks set as soft as possible without bottoming, this is much easier to get with bypass shocks as they have two or more settings. Other shocks will be a ballance. you then choose your spring rate for your weight and your desired amount of attitude movement of the chassis. Softer springs give more traction as long as they can still can hold the truck at ride height Keep in mind this is offroad only and based on my knowledge from racing 1/8 nitro truck and buggy (I raced pro level against ty tessman but there still just toys) so take it with a grain of salt
Nope, you are spot on! (I'm an RC nut BTW - I've got 40 or so and 25ish are vintage RC10s)
He's ^^^ right. The issue with the Raptor is the front is so damn heavy that I prefer a higher rate so I can keep control at speed but my low speed suffers a bit. Some guys run Fox 3.0s but get a custom spring from Eibach that's a tad heavier. The seem very happy with that combo and have no complaints about slow speed jarring.
Ultimately I'll probably get a 650lb spring vs the 675lb I'm running now - should solve the problem.