Originally Posted by ript
Cookie how come you don't run the main drive belt tensioner?
I've nearly finished my servo/esc swap knocked off 90g just by shortening wires and losing the servo mounting plate. Just trying to figure out how to route the transponder and motor fan wires. Doing a wire mesh job too, will post a pic when it's done.
Also I'm only running 21.5 blinky, I run medium stabiliser arms and HPI silver springs all round. Whats the benefit of having stiffer springs? I though softing would equal more grip.
One more thing, I've running the fixed front axle, was originally running the diff but read that a locked one was quicker. Noticed you're running the front diff, should I switch back?
Initially it was laziness, getting ready the night before a titles event! But I realised the belt was tight enough without it, so left it off! An older belt may need it but I usually change the belt if that's the case.
My understanding (anyone please correct me!) is that the softer spring will
allow more weight transfer and hence allow the car to generate more grip on the chassis corner/end of the softer spring. But if the track is already providing good grip then stiffening the spring rates will result in better corner speed overall.
So what I do is increase spring rate until the car just doesn't have enough grip to be stable and drivable, and then go back one rate.
Also harder springs will be less forgiving on bumps
Most people these days run a spool as it's light, low maintenance, allows hard breaking and accelerates well off a corner.
Why I run a gear diff is for the smoothness and predictability (and it came with the kit!) I've never liked the feel of the spool, so I like the gear diff, which is a good compromise between spool and ball diff in terms of maintenance, braking, accelerating and smooth cornering
Worth trying it, if you still have one, then decide which you like better.