Originally Posted by Mini35
I run the car indoors on carpet, it won't see asphalt now until next summer. I've got a hi-torque servo saver in my spares stash so I'll fit that with the alloy servo horn. I kind of hoped that the kit setup would be OK for at least a few runs, maybe that was too optimistic. The servo is relatively fast and it is a metal geared unit.
I'll see how I get on over the weekend, I also forgot to mention I clipped a track marker and ripped off the left knuckle so I'm waiting on the 51393 parts tree to arrive in the mail before I can have a car with 4 wheels again.
My MO5 works pretty good on carpet.
Here is my set up for a starting point
I'm running it as the mid length car (swift), but I don't think the short car would change too much
Gear diff, full of antiwear grease built stock but I added 1 extra .3 shim on each side between the large washer and the gear.
I am running the Aluminum shocks with 40w oil and 2 hole pistons with 1 oring under the piston and no foam above the bladder,(all 4 corners)
white spring in the front and a yellow spring in the rear
Front camber link is in the upper hole
Rear camber link is in the lower hole. But I run 2 degree of camber in the rear (I have the adjustable links)
Steering is in the forward hole in the knuckle. I have the tie rod shimmed so it is pretty flat at ride height
And I run about 2 or 3 degree of toe out
Ride height is about 4.5mm front and 5.mm rear (Keep in mind ride height is relative as with the fixed upper link it changes camber. which on a fixed link ride height is a critical componant because of this.)
So with that said if you can get the camber to about 2 degree all around that should be close.
Tires front M-grip with a hard shaped insert
Tire rear S-grip with a hard foam insert.
Mind you I hate carpet, but it felt pretty good to me, and everyone that saw it was impressed. THe only complaint I have was if you applied power too early, it would lift the inside rear wheel, and sometime traction roll. I'm going to try thicker front oil next race.
I would really give the servo a look, I have seen many people fight a steering problem cause they had plastic gear servos and they installed the wrong screw in them and they would not center cause the screw (too big) swelled the gear creating a bind.
Let me know if you have any questions. Also if you try this, let me know your thoughts.