Long post, help me out here. The jist is this, how does suspension affect how a car will or will not make the tripple?
It SEEMS like my new 4wd has plenty of power everywhere on the track. Nobody is pulling me at all in the straight. It's so dang fast I can't even tell if it's really topping out. There MAY be a gearing issue, I've got stuff on order to start testing but I thought I'd run it by you guys first.
Again, it has huge power and accelerates off the line like nobodies business. AND, I'm VERY happy with the handling of the car. It reacts like I thought it would before I built it. Literally it hit my expectations in every way... except for one and it's keeping me from being top 3 on race nights.
I can't make the triple, and 5th place sucks. The car is perfect everywhere else.
People, it's making me insane. I've got an LRP Sphere TC opened up to setting 8 / LRP 6.5 / and 4800 LiPo.
Gearing is stock 15/91 which puts thee final drive ratio at right about 13.75
The manual for this LRP brushless motor says to run it at 9.0:1 ??? In order to get 9:1 I would change the pinion to a 23T???
I ordered a 16T and a 17T to try. I'm barley casing this jump with the 15T.
Then I thought about suspension setup when someone mentioned that COULD be the cause. The more I thought about it, the more confused I became. I can't imagine the car getting "quicker" with gearing, although I do intend to try; so maybe it IS suspension.
If the reason for not making the tripple is indeed suspension, what would cause it to NOT make the tripple? Too soft/hard , fast/slow, front/rear?
Give me something to try, please....