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Old 10-18-2013, 01:32 PM   #12661
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i just finished building the 210 in MM4 combo for some indoor carpet offroad. so far it has been pretty nice to drive just looking for some tips and/or info on set up. more steering would be nice IDK much about the 2wd buggy platform this is new adventure for me....

Are you looking for on power or off power steering?

Less caster for more off power steering
More caster for more on power steering
Lighter spring for more low speed steering
Heavier spring for more high speed steering
Heavier rear spring
Add a rear sway bar
Less rear toe
Try running more antisquat for more off power steering.
Try a mini pin front tire like nano-bytes or terabytes instead of the block ribs fronts.
Add more weight to the nose of the car.
Less angle on the rear wing
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Old 10-18-2013, 07:21 PM   #12662
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Dino knows a thing o 2 about set up
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:54 PM   #12663
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Just an Fyi for people using TC5 ball studs. The new JC ball cups work really well for the DEX210, but the offset inner rear from the first generation JC ball cups is still needed.


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Old 10-19-2013, 09:55 AM   #12664
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Looks good! I've been meaning to change my ball cups. Think I'll give those a try.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:25 PM   #12665
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After having much patience in letting my 12 year old put his first kit together on his own and a day of practice under his belt. I'm pretty impressed with the car I only ran it for one pack and the car handled really nice. My son though was able to break (3) parts though. He broke the rear shock tower twice and the crashes weren't exactly hard. Obviously the shock flexes and hits the motor mount as the ones he brock exactly in the same spot. The other break was just a rear arm. For the most part I was pretty impressed and look forward to tuning his car to dial it in on our local track.
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Old 10-20-2013, 02:31 PM   #12666
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Sounds like a good day.
Put a 1mm shim inbetween the tower and diff house to help with the breakages. You can also file off about 1mm from the mount as well.
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Old 10-20-2013, 03:21 PM   #12667
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Good advice by onekiwi. I'd also suggest carbon fiber or aluminum shock towers if possible.
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Old 10-20-2013, 04:55 PM   #12668
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I'm really loving this car! What's everyone using for a servo and servo horn? Also had an issue with the steering cranks bolts loosening so I tightened them up but the bracket they bolt too is just plastic and I've yet to see an aluminum one? I've seen the aluminum cranks but really whats the point if they just bolt to plastic?
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Old 10-20-2013, 05:50 PM   #12669
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I'm really loving this car! What's everyone using for a servo and servo horn? Also had an issue with the steering cranks bolts loosening so I tightened them up but the bracket they bolt too is just plastic and I've yet to see an aluminum one? I've seen the aluminum cranks but really whats the point if they just bolt to plastic?
Aluminum steering rack:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCMXD&P=OW

Tresrey and exotek make CF racks I think. I use the Tresrey one.

For servo, Spectrum S6040 which pretty much is a Savox 1258. The Losi 22 aluminum horns work well.
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Old 10-20-2013, 06:52 PM   #12670
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Aluminum steering rack:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXCMXD&P=OW

Tresrey and exotek make CF racks I think. I use the Tresrey one.

For servo, Spectrum S6040 which pretty much is a Savox 1258. The Losi 22 aluminum horns work well.
Thanks on the servo horn recommendation. Yeah I can see the need for the rack but the part I'm talking about is the plastic piece the two bell cranks bolt to. Also the brace that goes between the two bell cranks is plastic too. Somebody should deffo make those two parts in aluminum.

Do the servos last in these cars with no servo saver and just a horn? As long as you keep it off the pipes? Lol
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Thanks on the servo horn recommendation. Yeah I can see the need for the rack but the part I'm talking about is the plastic piece the two bell cranks bolt to. Also the brace that goes between the two bell cranks is plastic too. Somebody should deffo make those two parts in aluminum.

Do the servos last in these cars with no servo saver and just a horn? As long as you keep it off the pipes? Lol
My servos have held up just fine, using Savox 1257TG in my '210 vehicles. Lots of tumbles/pipe hitting and the kit plastic horn has held up fine.

As for the steering assembly parts that you mentioned, the only aftermarket part that you were after (that I know of) is a carbon fiber top brace found here http://www.nortechracing.com/ac/store.html
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Thanks on the servo horn recommendation. Yeah I can see the need for the rack but the part I'm talking about is the plastic piece the two bell cranks bolt to. Also the brace that goes between the two bell cranks is plastic too. Somebody should deffo make those two parts in aluminum.

Do the servos last in these cars with no servo saver and just a horn? As long as you keep it off the pipes? Lol
Ah, gotcha. My plastic has held up fine as well and I'm aggressive rough in all my 210 vehicles. I probably wouldn't buy either of those if they were available.

No issues without the servo saver. If you're worried, use the plastic horn that came with the kit. As long as you're using a metal geared
Servo, the horn will strip first.
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Old 10-20-2013, 07:42 PM   #12673
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I'm using an MKS DS1009 and it's been nice, don't have much to compare it to other than the stocker from the RTR kit.
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I really love this car so I think I may spring for this one. http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Digital-Servo
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Qualified 3rd and finished 2nd. Guy who got first lapped me and really is in a league of his own. Good thing is that he is driving a DEX210 and with his I gained almost a second per lap doing some practice driving after the main. Have some changes to make and will hopefully finish on the same lap as him haha!
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