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Old 11-12-2014, 07:41 PM   #5986
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Will do, thanks.

Is there a good article out there for tuning with sway bars and diffs?
look up "JQ The guide"

this is decent also.

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Old 11-12-2014, 08:09 PM   #5987
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interesting, but I would like to see Flat head screws instead of buttons. I like the idea of replacing the spur without having to crack open the diff. Not sure about all of the alum bling up high.
Like I said it's a prototipe.
I think he can make it countersunk.
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:35 PM   #5988
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I would like to see new center diff mounts what make it easy to pull the center diff up and out. but it might be more than after market companies can do. I love the screw on wing mounts, I just wish they were plastic.

So I am getting the Avid alum chassis. I am thinking about lighting up the car also. Aside from the Ti screws and turnbuckles, anyone have any tricks?
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:38 PM   #5989
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I would like to see new center diff mounts what make it easy to pull the center diff up and out. but it might be more than after market companies can do. I love the screw on wing mounts, I just wish they were plastic.

So I am getting the Avid alum chassis. I am thinking about lighting up the car also. Aside from the Ti screws and turnbuckles, anyone have any tricks?
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lol, huh?
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Old 11-12-2014, 08:59 PM   #5991
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It seems like you have time to test and drive your cars a lot and I just wish I had that lol
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Will do, thanks.

Is there a good article out there for tuning with sway bars and diffs?

This is my bible, I printed it out and bring it with me everytime I race.

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- I had the same issues ( I have the same starting setup as u), I dont have any advice that will for sure fix the situation but here are some things I tried.

1. Higher droop in front (arm is higher, less travel).
2, try different sway bars in the rear without running a front swaybar
3. Try different tires. For example I found the Typeo tyers to steer a little better than the dirtwebs on this car on clay.
4. Thinner read diff (will increase steering into a corner)
5. I went to 35-30 associated shock oil. The car seemed to steer better overall with this. (im running the stock 4 hole pistons)

The most important thing is just try changing one thing at a time. The car is very response to setup changes so thats a good thing.


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First practice night with this buggy. I am using Ty's Reedy setup with the exception of kit springs, plastic arm inserts. Running on a medium bite hard packed dirt track with SS gold web front, and clay dirt web rear. Car felt really good, except for low speed 180' turns. I'm new to 4wd cars. With my 2wd cars, I could blip the brake and get the car to rotate. With this, it would just slow down, and could not get the car turned quickly. I added a gold front sway bar as per suggestion from another racer. Car felt a bit better in high speed corners, but the same on the low speed corners.

What should I try, sway bars, springs, diffs?

Like I said, I'm new to 4wd, so tuning with sway bars and diffs is new to me. Any help with those would be appreciated.
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Wildcat1971 Im sure you got an email from AVID as well, but look like you didn't read what was written there.
NOt good getting specific instructions and not following them

Thanks for the tips as well ill do a rebuild soon
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Old 11-13-2014, 05:44 AM   #5995
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First practice night with this buggy. I am using Ty's Reedy setup with the exception of kit springs, plastic arm inserts. Running on a medium bite hard packed dirt track with SS gold web front, and clay dirt web rear. Car felt really good, except for low speed 180' turns. I'm new to 4wd cars. With my 2wd cars, I could blip the brake and get the car to rotate. With this, it would just slow down, and could not get the car turned quickly. I added a gold front sway bar as per suggestion from another racer. Car felt a bit better in high speed corners, but the same on the low speed corners.

What should I try, sway bars, springs, diffs?

Like I said, I'm new to 4wd, so tuning with sway bars and diffs is new to me. Any help with those would be appreciated.
I'm running the same setup, using TYs Reedy and stock springs and arms and car feels great. Also I'm NOT running a front swaybar and our last couple tracks have some 180s and car feels good.

Now if your not on the right tires, you'll chase setup issues for a while. IMO tires are about 75% of the setup. See what other local fast guys are running.
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Old 11-13-2014, 07:09 AM   #5996
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did you guys file and seal your carbon chasis?
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Nope, didn't file or seal mine. I think a couple others at our track didn't as well.
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Wildcat1971 Im sure you got an email from AVID as well, but look like you didn't read what was written there.
NOt good getting specific instructions and not following them

Thanks for the tips as well ill do a rebuild soon
Sorry, but I am confused. Yes, I got the Email from AVID and yes I read it. I posted the link because Avid put it on their public facebook page.

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did you guys file and seal your carbon chasis?
I did yes, mostly so I cut myself less
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I do (habit from TC). I lightly sand the edges and then apply CA with a Q-Tip.
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I'm running the same setup, using TYs Reedy and stock springs and arms and car feels great. Also I'm NOT running a front swaybar and our last couple tracks have some 180s and car feels good.

Now if your not on the right tires, you'll chase setup issues for a while. IMO tires are about 75% of the setup. See what other local fast guys are running.
I agree. Most of my issues have been tire related for me. I switch over to the tire of choice at my local track and the buggy turns without any issues.
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