Ddm shock springs

zignzag

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Hi,
Anybody using front and rear ddm shock springs. I've ordered front and rear ones because they're 20% stiffer than stock ones. What oil weight and pistons are yous using with them. My baja seems heavier with a few aluminum upgrades I've purchased from t.r. I plan on running in dirt and jump the baja so I don't want to bottom out if I can help it but still have some suspension movement over the rough stuff.
 

BobTheGuy

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i got the ddm rear blues, and changed to the 12 hole with 15wt HPI fluid in the back. because of the rear pipe weight. rearend still bounces a little off the big jumps, maybe 20wt? still playin with it...
 

IETZR1S

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Woodland Hills, CA
Hi,
Anybody using front and rear ddm shock springs. I've ordered front and rear ones because they're 20% stiffer than stock ones. What oil weight and pistons are yous using with them. My baja seems heavier with a few aluminum upgrades I've purchased from t.r. I plan on running in dirt and jump the baja so I don't want to bottom out if I can help it but still have some suspension movement over the rough stuff.
I run the DDM springs on my 2 of my rides. I like them. They weigh a few more grams than the hpi blue springs. My piston and oil set up will not apply to your intended use. I can not help you there.
 

zignzag

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Any other opinions are welcome. I've been checking out the suspension and drivetrain section of this forum which is helping me pritty good but would like to hear from a few of you out there who use the ddm springs not the color coded ones but the ones that are 20% stiffer than stock baja springs. These ones come in chome, raw or black I believe. As said I need a good set up for dirt, jumps not huge air but your average race track jump, and handle some rough terain stuff. Anyway I figure bumping up the rear oil weight to maybe 15-20 with 12 hole piston or 40 weight and 2 or 3 hole piston. I just don't want to damage a shock and cause a leak or bend a shaft using the wrong set up
 

BMOC

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i got a set. running stock oil weight. (5r/40f). stockish preload. and stock pistons. i can feel that they're stiffer, it corners a tad better ( i don't use sway bars) and landings aren't as harsh on jumps. i just bash, but if I tracked their performance on the track with a before and after i would probably see the difference more clear. I got them a couple weeks back when they were DOTD.
 
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