I think Carl did the same thing as me.
I bought this car for a great deal used, $225 used MS version. I decided to get the MSX kit for it. Now last week my RDX needed a part to run so while i waited for my order , I decided to give the MSX a carpet try.
Friday night with just the stock MSX kit on the MS Chassis ..., the car was junk! Figured it was due to the insane amout of flex. So Saturday I set out dremel in hand :P and decided to make some serious mod's to the car to see what I can get. I returned to the track Sunday and was very suprised to the difference. The car felt totaly different and was actually turning some very quick laps ( not as quick as my RDX
, but still quick) All In all I think this is a great carpet set up for anyone who has this car and want's to race it on some high grip with foams.
I also added the center post support as well from what I saw on an previous post.
Here's the pics :
As for set up , here's what I was running:
Associated Purple springs
Shock length 61mm
Droop 4 on yoke guage
4.5 mm ride hight
Shock top (2nd hole in from top)
Shock Bottom (middle hole, 3hole side LW arms)
1 1/2 neg camber
camber link (shortest possible) .. No spacers
inside hole steering link
Blue sway bar
front belt tension ( 1 click to tight side )
1 A block rear
1 A block front [front of the car] ( with 2mm shim for kick up)
Tires, hpi wheel spacers ( Jaco dbl pink/orange 28mm) [shaved slighty on inside for clearance]
Associated Copper springs
shock length 61mm
Shock top position ( 2nd hole from top )
Lower shock (inside hole of 3hole side of LW arm)
1 1/2 neg camber
Yellow sway bar
camber link (outside hole alumium hub) .. ( inside hole on chassis mount) ..no spacers
1XD front Block
1B rear block
droop 4mm with Yoke guage
4.5mm ride hight
belt tension ( 2 clicks to tight side)
Tires, HPI wheel spacers ( Jaco dbl pink 28mm)
Genisis timed 19 T
104 x 39
This setup was very fast had awesome inital turn in stering and a great overall balance. Our track is huge layout with new carpet so the traction is very high. You may want to tweak the setup to suit your driving style, but I think it's a good starting point.
ohh btw , this car may be for sale soon if anyone is interested
Good luck !!