Originally Posted by WIITA
Question for you guys running the lipo car. What flex plates have you found to work best?
Well I was just about to post my setup anyway so here it goes:
Last night I raced at our local track, I run a 10.5T/1S DB12RR-LiPo. I came in 2nd in the race because of a badly place brick on the track, but before that I had opened up almost a 2 lap lead. I set the fastest single lap of the day, fastest averages for 5,10,20 laps for the main. The car was insanely good to drive, not the fastest on the straight but lightning on the infield.
5Deg caster blocks
Neutral toe (slight toe in on compression)
BMI linear .20 springs (I think... I need to check they may be 22, I will verify and edit this)
very little shock oil on the king pins just to make it move smooth
Jaco Black fronts, trued downa mm or so from stock. (I dont have the measurements on hand)
Front Ride height: 4mm - 4.5mm
Silvia center shock, gold spring and 50wt oil.
Mounted in the tall position (sorta, I am using a different front shock mount but its right around there)
LiPo in its lil pocket held in via the rubber band running under the Oring latch points.
Thick (standard) flex plates mounted in the long position.
Damper tubes - I think sure lube 3 (could be 3 or 4, but its teh thinner of the two, been a while since I re-did them)
Ride height: 4 - 4.5mm
Ride height: 4 - 4.5 mm
Jaco White foams. (I chunked my yellows badly and only had one set of whites with me, they turned out to run very good!) Trued to 1.70" I believe.
Diff was a bit tighter than normal since I havent rebuilt it in a few months now and worked great with the powerful 10.5.
Gearing: 78T Spur, 40T pinion
Motor: Orion Vortex V2 10.5T with 0 deg timing.
ESC: Novak GTB 4 cell.
Batt: SMC 4900mAh 40C
Attached is a pic: