Originally Posted by HPZ
i was testing with a new set of tires and a new body as well
my reasoning is that the heavy brushless motor is putting left rear biased weight and the batteries aren't heavy enough around the rear right of the car hence my test with the 4cells and heavily lead loaded right side worked out fine , but isn't pratical.
doesn't anyone else seem that the heavy brushless motors are putting too much rear bias on the car ?
any help appreciated
Have you checked your tweak settings?
Personally, I'll set the car up so the tweak is correct side to side (I use an MIP tweak station for this, as personally, I feel it's the most accurate method), rather than ensuring ride height is correct side to side.
What i do is first off, take the wheels and tires off the car and remove the shocks from the arms. Then I'll set my droop up using a gauge underneath the chassis, measuring to the same point (under the outer hinge pins) on the arms.
Following that, I'll place the car on a flat surface (a setup board usually), and loosen the top deck screws. Pushing down lightly on the shock towers, I'll re tighten the top deck screws, to ensure that the chassis is flat.
Now, I'll re-mount the shocks, wheels and tyres, and have the shocks set too an equal number of turns of the collars (having previously built them all up equal in terms of length). Then I'll place the car on the tweak station, and see how the tweak is set (make sure you have all
your electrics in at this point, including batteries), then adjust the shock collars accordingly until the tweak is correct. Usually, 1-1&1/2 turns is the maximum the shocks should be different. More than 2, and I'd go back and make sure the car is built straight.
Then set you ride height at the front of the car, by making equal adjustments to the left and right shocks. Do the same at the rear for the rear ride height. This way, you'll keep your tweak setting correct, whilst getting the ride height close enough. Like I said before having the tweak correct is, IMO, far more important to a good handling car than having the ride hieght correct.