Originally Posted by valk
when you say turn the shock end, do you mean move the ballcup/setscrew?
car runs pretty nice though i dont have any pancar setup tools. i dont know how i would measure the droop even if i could adjust it. i use the clubs tweak station and the rest i just use my calipers.
put a new set of crc tires on it. grey lows i think. its hard for me to describe how the car behaves as i dont know anythinga bout pan cars. changes direction a lot faster than my tc and seems to hold more corner speed but seems like it could hold more speed and respond a little quicker.
with the silver side springs it was a boat, blue helped a lot. wanted to try gold but wasn't sure if that would work for me as i had my dual rate set down pretty low. i also dont have any other center springs.
there were a couple other assocaiteds when i walked through the pits. one guy was running the 5.2 with speed merchant rear. asked him about setup opinions but all i got was "ah, im running a differet this and that so cant help you" was running gold center spring though so i might try that too.
maybe ill ask someone to take a vid next time for me. i tended to drive it smoother and more arcing than most of the fast guys. still not used to how much traction and how fast these things turn on carpet.
I wouldn't worry about ft droop yet but with rear droop you generally want less on carpet, more on asphalt
To see how much droop you have take wheels off and spur then set on flat table. Then push down on shock where it meets rear pod and how much it compresses is how much rear droop
So basically rear droop is how much pod sags down which I use shock length (spacers) to adjust
A good place to set ride height is about 3.2
If there are many bumps set a little higher
For now set your toe even and ft camber so the tires wear flat
Rear tire size 44mm ft 42mm to start
Caster set maybe 3-4 degree's
Start off with less dampning than more and if your car seems too knarly add more dampning
12th scale cars are lighter than before so they will need softer springs in general so try .020 in ft and the soft/medium on rear sides
I've noticed the softer the top shock spring the more steering you'll get and with harder you'll push but think of these things as relative to the track/conditions
The tires I use are magenta ft/rear and dbl pink ft and pink rear
I have no experience with the black ft and yellow rear or other exotic rears