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Old 05-01-2012, 10:14 PM   #2821
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Long upper arms have less camber gain than the standard arms as the front suspension works. They really help eliminate a car's tendancy to traction roll when track gets overly grippy (common at a major event). A great tuning aid.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:14 AM   #2822
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cheers for that bill!

Don't know if we will get to the levels of grip here in the UK but that will be a good thing to remember if needed.

Its the start of the UK National series this weekend and I can't wait! Will try and get plenty of pics for everyone.
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cheers for that bill!

Don't know if we will get to the levels of grip here in the UK but that will be a good thing to remember if needed.

Its the start of the UK National series this weekend and I can't wait! Will try and get plenty of pics for everyone.
I actually run the long-arm set-up everywhere I go. I just prefer the more linear steering feel it gives the car. Good luck at the first Nationals series race this weekend Chris. I'm looking forward to your updates on your blog, always good stuff.
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Old 05-02-2012, 07:19 PM   #2824
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cheers for that bill!

Don't know if we will get to the levels of grip here in the UK but that will be a good thing to remember if needed.

Its the start of the UK National series this weekend and I can't wait! Will try and get plenty of pics for everyone.
Cheers for letting us in on your car experiences Chris. I may get over there for some WGT racing at some point in time.

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Old 05-02-2012, 08:03 PM   #2825
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:32 AM   #2826
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what body shells do you guys prefer with these?
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Old 05-03-2012, 01:33 AM   #2827
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:00 AM   #2828
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The Protoform Sophia is THE shell to have in WGT at the moment, other shells do work but not as well as that. Hopefully someone will bring out a different looking shell that will handle similar so we can have different looking cars on the grid!
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:40 AM   #2829
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The Protoform Sophia is THE shell to have in WGT at the moment, other shells do work but not as well as that. Hopefully someone will bring out a different looking shell that will handle similar so we can have different looking cars on the grid!
I tend to disagree. The Parma DB9 works at least as well, and IMHO better than the Sophia. I have each shell, and use them as a tuning aid. Three of the top drivers at the last ROAR region 5 race were running DB9's.

Set-up and personal driving style dictate which body will work better for a given individual. I prefer to drive a car with alot of steering. The DB9 offers more front downforce, and seems to rotate a little quicker through the corner.

In instances where the track is EXTREMELY high bite, and the car is driving "on the nose" the DB9 can be a bit aggressive. Under these conditions a Sophia can smooth out a tippy or twitchy car.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:44 AM   #2830
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Long upper arms have less camber gain than the standard arms as the front suspension works. They really help eliminate a car's tendancy to traction roll when track gets overly grippy (common at a major event). A great tuning aid.
They're on and ready for tonight! I might have a couple runs left in my old front tires. I'll report back after giving it a few runs.
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I actually run the long-arm set-up everywhere I go. I just prefer the more linear steering feel it gives the car. Good luck at the first Nationals series race this weekend Chris. I'm looking forward to your updates on your blog, always good stuff.
And your car is absolutely glued to the track all the way around. I do actually take a break to watch your practice runs. I have never seen a car that is so .... making this up.... aggressively neutral as your's.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:22 PM   #2832
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And your car is absolutely glued to the track all the way around. I do actually take a break to watch your practice runs. I have never seen a car that is so .... making this up.... aggressively neutral as your's.
Thanks John!!

Just thought I'd share my set-up for those who may be interested. She's not pretty, but she gets the job done

Front:

long arms
inline axles
mounting plate set forward
12th kingpins
45 springs
kingpin length set to just touching spring
5k lube
1 caster shim forward, the rest back
2 degrees camber
Servo angled
zero toe
10 degree blocks
4.25mm ride height

Rear:

.25 inch forward shockmount plate, 3mm spacer under ball on plate
Shock mounted in third hole from rear on topdeck, 2mm shim under ball
CRC Green spring, 30wt. oil
20k in tubes
White springs set to just touching plate
.25mm pod droop
4.25mm ride height.

Battery against molded stop mounted in forwardmost location
chassis set level

Parma DB9 body

Did I miss anything?
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:30 PM   #2833
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Thanks for posting that

We'll see if that helps the locals at TQ get on pace with the CRC
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:36 PM   #2834
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Thanks for posting that

We'll see if that helps the locals at TQ get on pace with the CRC
Not a problem Mr. Berger. I've found the forward mounted shock and softer center spring to be one of the most beneficial changes I've made.

If they have any questions let me know......
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:46 PM   #2835
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These are just props to my paint and graphics guy. Look up Mudvayne here on RCTech. RK Designs gets it done.
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