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Old 03-24-2014, 12:18 AM   #2611
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Im pretty new to r/c how would i go to 1 mm ackerman to help with steering cause mine pushes a lil as well?
I am going to keep my car the way it is. And see how it is on the new track this upcoming weekend
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Im pretty new to r/c how would i go to 1 mm ackerman to help with steering cause mine pushes a lil as well?
In the back of the manual there are settings and recommendations for trailing axles and how to match that to Ackerman settings. Changing trailing axle you should change Ackerman. I had never played with axles so it was news for me also. There are also caster block recommendations too which I have not played with to match my 2mm trailing set up.

Anybody have some insight if I move the spacer from front to back and what that will do overall to steering and any other changes that could happen?
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:15 AM   #2613
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Did you go to 1mm on steering for standard Akermann?
From what I read, the 2mm washer makes the steering more aggressive and if too aggressive go down to a 1 mm. The car is pushing so I should stay with the 2mm
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In the back of the manual there are settings and recommendations for trailing axles and how to match that to Ackerman settings. Changing trailing axle you should change Ackerman. I had never played with axles so it was news for me also. There are also caster block recommendations too which I have not played with to match my 2mm trailing set up.

Anybody have some insight if I move the spacer from front to back and what that will do overall to steering and any other changes that could happen?
If you read the page it says 2nm is for more aggressive steering
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:19 AM   #2615
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Hi guys just a little confused with the shock spring cup.
all the spring cups are marked with a number but there is no number 5.
i tried measuring 5mm on all of them but none are that size what gives???
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Old 03-24-2014, 05:33 AM   #2616
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There are 3 different cups that come with the kit. If you lay them flat you will be able to see the different heights of each. You want to use the middle set of the 3 on both the RM and MM.
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Hi guys just a little confused with the shock spring cup.
all the spring cups are marked with a number but there is no number 5.
i tried measuring 5mm on all of them but none are that size what gives???
Don't care about the real size, juste use the middle sized one on clay tracks, or the smallest one on astro / carpet if you need a small ground clearance.


About the spacers on trailing axles, you can reduce the wheelbase and get more aggressive car in slow turns / slow tracks.
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:13 AM   #2618
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Finally ran my car for the first time yesterday. Our track is pretty big and medium grip.

I started with Kody's OCRC setup, but didn't have 35 wt oil so I started with 32.5 fr. I ran the SMC Square pack. Car weighed 1665 grams.

Started out on Clay Typos all the way around. Car was really good but had too much steering. WAY too much. I switched to Handlebar fronts and went to 1mm front ball stud washers and it was much easier to drive. I'll leave it here now and play with tires and cleaning up my line.

To put it into a numbers perspective:
Old fast lap - 23.4
New fast lap - 22.9
Old Fast time 15 6:18
New Fast time 15 6:06 (had 2 bad laps on the start. Probably would have been close to that 16 lap mark)

TQ yesterday was 16 6:18, so I was about 9 to 10 sec off. Pretty happy with the first day
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To put it into a numbers perspective:
Old fast lap - 23.4
New fast lap - 22.9
Old Fast time 15 6:18
New Fast time 15 6:06 (had 2 bad laps on the start. Probably would have been close to that 16 lap mark)

TQ yesterday was 16 6:18, so I was about 9 to 10 sec off. Pretty happy with the first day


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Thanks for your help guys the manual is a little vague at times but get there in the end.
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So..I'm debating on getting rid of my B5M, I ran it quite a bit about a week ago at ocrc and it was nowhere near as good as my rear motor B5. I tried multiple setups / changes and it just felt like I had to baby it around the track compared to my B5. I have some stuff to try out this weekend so I may just give it another shot and see. I was excited at first after reading how everyone liked theirs but dissapointed after running it.
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B5m isn't for everyone. The rear motor is more forgiving but the b5m is faster in the right hands on the right track.
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heres my track will a mid kit or rear kit for me
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