Originally Posted by Terry M
Oh I can find a rubber tire setup...that's not the problem.
Lets just say that Associated doesn't do a very good job of explaining "how" to dial in the car. The manual is very vague...at best.
The standard settings of 5mm front and 4mm rear will work best in most cases.
Reducing the droop by 0.5 to 1mm both front and rear will increase responsiveness.
On carpet, you should run more droop to account for smaller tire diameters.
The standard starting point for ride height is 4.5mm (keep in mind that your local track may have minimum ride height requirements). You can slightly raise the rear relative to the front to give more steering. Raise the car slightly for tracks with large bumps.
Here's a fairly easy way to do things for rubber tires:
*Put on the tires you'll use.
*Back out the droop screws until flush with the arm
*Set the ride height to what you want (let's say 5mm all around) with a gauge
*Lets say you want 5mm droop (to make things easy). Put the ride height gauge under the spot where the droop screw hits the chassis. You should be on the 10mm step (5mm ride ht. + 5mm droop = 10mm total). Now you should be able to grab a tire and rotate it, which should also move the car back and forth. Don't do it too much or you'll move the chassis off the gauge, wienerschnitzel. What you want to do now is screw in the droop screw until the wheel can rotate without moving the car. It should be just barely touching the table or board.
*Do this for the rest of the corners. Then take off the tires.
*Now take your droop gauge, the one they should have given you with the kit, and see what you have. It should be close all the way around. If not, use the gauge to adjust them all the same.
Basically, you are trying to set the actual droop for a baseline, and then the gauge can be used to quickly change things once you know what the numbers mean. If 6 on the gauge gives you 5mm of droop, you know that the next step up on the gauge should give you 4mm, and the next step down 6mm.