01-08-2012, 05:25 PM
Join Date: Nov 2007
Originally Posted by L.Fairtrace
I see a number of differences from that setup to the one I have posted a bunch of times.
I run 1mm shims for trackwidth not 2mm
I always run the middle hole on the tower.
I usually run 1.5mm shim on the inner camberlink. Sometimes 2mm
I always run 45 or 42.5 losi shock oil in the front
and the alum front knuckles are not good for rubber tires. The ackerman difference between the outer hole on these to the composite ones is massive. This could be a major part of the problem here.
I run my car with wheelbase 2.5 front of arm 1mm rear
Question? about camber link plate? Are you running the optional plate in the rear super long? Like where the screw is on top of the bearing? If so that is wrong you want the middle hole here. This is also another major issue if that is how you have it. It will make the rear super lazy.
Rear tower I usually run the 3rd hole in sometimes the 4th hole on carpet
usually run 42.5 rear losi oil.
5.5 rideheight rear 5.2 front
I also usually run the weight I had to add on the front of the battery and servo but that is up to you. The car should be easier to drive the farther forward you put the weight.
Battery pushed all the way forward also.
Try all those changes. Please try them all together at one time.
Did all changes and mounted a new servo E/W . After so fine tuning servo set up car drove great on a green layout ( at prolevel rc in st louis MO this weekend ).
As traction picked up car got really tippie and after a full day of 70+ cars practicing started to traction role. Ended up asking around for advice from non top drivers that were willing to help and ran across Bill Sider , sure i didnt spell his last name correct . He seemed to know about the car and had me makesome changes . This was a 35-90 track very tight drive line..
ended up going to 55wt in front shocks
moving shocks in 1hole at top f/r,
-3 deg camber in rear
long level rear camber links ( no shim on hub carrier) in rear
farward ackerman with #9 insert
5mm in front 5.4mm in rear
with 0 toe in up front seemed to work great for the main . O any was running new jaco tires with no compound by mains. ...
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Last edited by jlfx car audio; 01-08-2012 at 05:35 PM.