Originally Posted by Dragonfire
Of interest in your setup I noticed you use the diffs low. What difference do you find? I have tested on a few occasions and simply can't feel or prove any performance difference between high and low. Also I have tried very heavy to very soft springs and find the 17.5f/15.0r (losi springs) just work well on every track even very low grip. Its possible its just suits me more than the car but I find the balance perfect.
Regarding the diff height, tbh, not really played around much with it yet. I did try raising it on the front end, but given the 41t pulley, made minimal difference on the height, as it needs to be run quite high to get the right belt tension. Would like to try playing with the diffs front and rear height wise, but for the moment, its lower priority
Its interesting you should say that about the springs, as we ended up on that combo this weekend. I ended up going back to 15/12.5 for one run as a bit of a test, but it certainly didn't feel any better.
Anyway, it was a pretty good weekend, BTCC meeting at Cotswolds, learnt a lot about the car, and also what was needed when it gets a bit warm. Was almost 30degC this weekend, and track temp of over 45...(Amusing given last weekend I was wearing three layers to keep warm!!)
Main changes we made to the car from the previous setup were stiffer springs (17.5/15), thicker front bar (0.06), rear link into position 1, a smidge more rear camber, and 70wt shock oil
Results were pretty decent, with Chris and Steve making the A finals in Mod and Prostock respectively, me 2nd in the B (missing the A by about half a second
), and Rich 2nd in the C (albeit with a straightline issue we can't figure out :s), so a big improvement from the national. Certainly seem to be able to hang with all the other cars in the twisty stuff, and the it does ride the bumps really well...
Still got more to try at a later date, Mike's suggestion mainly, but now have a decent base to start from for most tracks I think.
Now I just need to sort out my website this week if I can..