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Turbo Optima Gold differential oil?

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Good morning all,

So I just got my first Kyosho kit, a Turbo Optima Gold and I'm really looking for ward to building it! I think I have all the bits I need, but I have a question about the silicone oil for the diffs. The manual says it can take 5k to 30k weight and I have some 30k and 50k Traxxas fluid. What are other folks using for the front and rear diffs on this thing? I won't be racing it, just blasting around my yard and the street (and maybe the beach too). Any suggestions most appreciated!

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John

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I have 15K in the rear of one of my Javelins and 10K in the front.

FWIW, it's pretty squirelly. Same basic chassis as a Turbo Optima.

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Thanks Mrowka, I got some 5k and 10k  so we'll see how it goes. 

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There's some other threads out there on how differential fluid affects handling. 

Because it is a pain to remove the differentials, I would think long and hard about how you want your car to handle and what fluid to use in which differential.

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