Originally Posted by BullFrog
Wayne what front blocks are you using-5 or 10 degree?
Still Bill are you running outdoors? If so what front springs-center spring and front blocks, Picture of you car would be great with the info. I want to set-up a second car with this set-up.
Will be posting up a few pictures of my LE/SE asphalt cars tonight; but, I certainly have to give the nod to SG1's (Wayne's) WGT setups. I initially copied them with great results and have only made minor changes between asphalt and carpet. Wayne's recent SE setup has worked very well for my driving style (and my getting limited practice these days). Similar to what Dumper and the CRC team drivers have done for me time and time again at the IIC races in Vegas.
For the three different (0/5/10) Upper Arm Mounts, I experience virtually no difference between the 0/5 or 5/10 mounts when compared to each other on asphalt. I wish that I had more time to compare them on carpet; but, sadly TQ is 395 miles south of me <sniff>. Currently I have 5 and 10 degree blocks on my two asphalt cars (with no noticeable difference) and 0 degree blocks on my carpet car (as Wayne suggested).
In regard to the two available types of steering blocks (old vs. new), I use the old style units (with links to the inside holes) on both asphalt cars and the new style blocks (only one hole) on my carpet car. I believe this is more significant than the Upper Arm Mounts.
Due to my past experience with real race car steering linkage, I do not have my steering links going straight out from their attachment points on the servo saver to the steering blocks. Straight look cool; but, the steering action at the wheels is sloppy at the extremes of the steering. Therefore, with the reversed servo setup, I always mount the ball studs on the back side of a Kimbrough mid-sized servo saver so the steering links are slightly swept back to the steering blocks.
Springs: I almost always have the new 50 or 55 springs on my asphalt and carpet cars. The LE currently has the new 55mm Pro-tapered springs on front and rear (with 1/10th king pins at the front). I believe the SE has new 8-50mm front (on 1/10th king pins) and 50mm Pro-tapered rear. Rear springs to the outside location on both cars.
Side Tube attachments: Still following Wayne's lead about having the side tubes level by raising them at their outer attachment points. This is a positive change I immediately felt after making them level. Have it this way on all three of my WGT.
Bodies: Have gone from the Sophia to the Gianna to the new Black Art GT86 bodies over the past few months. Honestly, I believe that I can get virtually the same downforce effect from all three of them solely by their fore/aft placement on the WGT chassis. However, I do like the tire clearance that the GT86 has when the racing gets close.
Pictures to follow...