Well ran the 2degree front arm sweep today. I didn't really do back to back testing with and without arm sweep though. But I liked it so far. Parking lot track with PVC pipe with some tight sections, and some high speed sections.
1st and 2nd qualifier my car was loose off throttle in some of the tight turns and the fast chicane. So it was hard to push the car consistently. I was running 1.5 rear toe. So I thought going to 2.5 might help alittle. Did a hair, but not too much. Lap times were 18's with the occasional 17 sec. Qualifying was 2nd spot so far.
So for 3rd Q, I figure the rear was re~acting too much to the short link on the rear hub. So I went long on the hub. Switched the springs as well from XRay 2.8 front and 2.6 rear to Hara Red front and Gray rear. I would of used Tamiya springs. But think it would be too soft for this day/track. 3rd qualifier I was just about all in the 17's with a fast lap of 17.1 sec. Ended up with TQ. Car was great. Tons of high speed steering and good enough for low speed.
Speedpassion 13.5 had goobs and goobs of torque!!! SMC 4000 pack was just awesome. Ran the same pack the whole day. I think I need to gear down though. Motor temp was between 150~170 in certain spots. And the weather was 60ish (Fahrenheit for you euro/asia crowd
) Car was nicely balanced with the PPD lipo plate and a 1.3mm lead slab under the lipo pack. Nice clean appearance.
Anyways, ended up with the win. Would of had a good run with the 2nd spot qualifier. But he had a bad first turn experience.
I was also running Muchmore 30* (Celsius) orings with 30* bladders and MM350 oil. But I don't like the bladders because they leak bad from the caps. Even when using the bladder shims. So I will be goin back to the stock Tamiya bladders. But I'll keep the orings in place for now. When it warms up I'll be goin to 450~600 weight oil with the 40~50degree orings.
Over all pleased with the car today. Next weekend I'll be running on a different track that I never been. So I don't want to change anything major.