C4U springs in SS 6x6?

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  1. cannon4747

    cannon4747 Member

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    i think i saw somewhere that a good mod to do to a shengshou 6x6 is to get rid of the factory springs and put in c4u springs. i don't remember where though. has anyone else heard of this before or done it to their cube? any other mod suggestions for the ss 6x6?
     
  2. emolover

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    Why don't you try this for yourself and tell it how it goes.

    You could try doing the 6x6 equivalent of the Florain SS 5 mod.

    Remember, if you do mods(esspecially blade mods), it's your fault if you **** your cube up.
     
  3. Adrian E

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    Yeah, change the springs! The factory ones are so bad. Even without further modding the cube gets a lot better. If you want to mod more you should try to apply the SS 5x5 mods to the 6x6.
    Here is a video with a few ideas but not all possible mods:
     
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  4. InTheFade

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    The problem with the SS6 springs is that they are far too hard (I suspect this is why shock/diff oil is so bad in a stock SS6). I tried c4u springs in mine, but the big thick bit just ends up acting as a spacer, reducing the travel of the spring. It makes finding a usable tension very difficult, and the difference between a really good tension and really bad tension is less than a quarter turn.

    In the end I used Guhong springs. The cube is a little loose so it might pop from time to time, but turning is very nice and WAY easier than stock. With shock oil in mine it feels almost like my modded SS5, just more fragile because of the internal pieces.

    Also, the stock SS6 springs perform very well in my modded adjustable V5. Guhong springs were far too loose, but now it's almost perfect.
     
  5. linglingli93

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    i think changing it to a cube4you core would also help?
     
  6. You don't need to change the core. Just the springs. Then do this mod, but shave off more plastic than he does in the video:


    If you want an idea of how much plastic to shave off, see this video:


    Next mod these pieces
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    so that they resemble rounded corners on the Type C 2x2. If you look at the center of the 2x2, the corners are round. That's what you want.
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    Then just do some general rounding of pieces where you find it locks up. You can mod almost every type of piece. Just watch when you turn it, and you'll see where it locks up. If I'm not too lazy later, I can upload pictures of my shengshou 6x6.
     
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  7. Felix1996

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    I used Dayan springs in my shengshou 6x6 and the modding video is by me :)
    my shengshou 6x6 is really nice now.
    and i also used the original shengshou 6x6 springs in my modded adjustable v-cube 5, it's really good now :D
     
  8. BlueDevil

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    Where do you guys get extra Dayan springs from?
     
  9. Florian

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    So Dayan or c4you?
    Did anybody tested both?
     
  10. Felix1996

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    i did. i think Dayans are better ;)
     
  11. Blindbiker22

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    Right now I'm trying this on a 7x7 :) lets hope it works... good thing i'm using a lanlan...
     
  12. Rubiks560

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    I used Dayan springs in mine. It's awesome now. It very very rarely pops. When you're assembling it, it's a pain because for some reason it feels crazy loose but once it's together it's great.
     
  13. emolover

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    Holy ****! I just finished putting some extra guhong springs I had into the shenshou and it is amazing! It has the speed of my super loose V-cube but is not as locky and does not pop.
     
  14. wytefury

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    I also tried them both out. There wasn't a huge difference in my opinion, but I ended up sticking with the Dayan springs.
     
  15. cannon4747

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    okay i'll try getting the dayan springs and putting it in. idk about doing any mods because those are far too time consuming. thanks for the help though.
     
  16. mati1242

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    When you change the springs in your SS you will see big difference in turning and you don't need to mod pieces but if you want you can. After modding pieces cube will pop very rarely.
     
  17. sa11297

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    Why does changing the springs affect the cube so much?
     
  18. emolover

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    If I am correct the spring allows the center to move around a tiny bit which gives some leeway that compensates for imperfect turning. The Dayan spring is "softer" than the Shenshou which allows greater movement of the center.
     
  19. sa11297

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    ok thanks! and do the washers really do much?
     
  20. Cheese11

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    What if I replaced that springs in my ShenShou 5x5? Would it make it any better?
     

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