finally here is the setup that we've been crafting for 17.5/13.5 carpet on Jaco spec tires (works with Solaris Medium and Sweep Blue's too)
"Larry Fairtrace/Mike Hanulec Practice A700L 17.5 Blinky Horsham RC USA Horsham, PA 28 September 2013"
a few things we've learned based upon these settings-
#0 my prior base asphalt setup converted over very easily with just a front upper link shim change, and less dampening on carpet. these subtle changes where all Larry's doing. thank you brother!
#1 this shock/dampening package has made many other setups much easier for "mortals" to drive consistently. i've applied to this Mike Gee's setup from Sept 7th and was driving more consistent, especially when grip came up.
#2 the t-cut top deck help yields more traction, and is probably the right choice for most racers -- especially when the surface is "green"
#3 PLEASE pay attention to the 'type 2' configuration of the shocks. if you apply this setup but miss this step you car won't be bad, but it won't be this good (trust me, i already made that mistake myself when setting up a 2nd car identically -- and only noticed it as i made this setup sheet)
while rolling into IIC i'll have two differently setup cars for 17.5/13.5. one based upon this setup. one based upon Gee's setup -- but w/ the shocks settings modified.