Originally Posted by gonzo416
How in the world were some of u able to balance the car not only left to right but front to back? I had to add 60 grams & I don't like how it looks because I had to use lead tire weights because I can't use any of the XRAY weights I have. Its balanced left to right using the XRAY balancing pins but when I put it on the tweak board it seems to be off because of the weight added. I'd like to see some pics of a completely balanced car. My car is at 1420 grams (roar rules). I'll try to upload a pic tomorrow.
Three low GC Hudy balancing weights (12gms each) are fitted into the three back battery slots. No other weights needed at this time.
My lipo placement is probably a tad different from what most are doing. I modify two NIMH battery kit parts to achieve this placement. Can show you on Sunday at NorCal.
Motor spaced fairly far forward using larger sized combinations of pinions and spurs. Helps get significant weight to front end. Very light fan behind motor.
RS ESC and KO receiver are placed inward. These two components give me side-to-side balancing by their placement
Full-sized JR9000 servo (for weight at the light corner) with AMB transponder on top.
High density bumper. Adds a little weight to front end.
And my "patented" 5th body post. Adds about 1 gram.
Nitrogen in tires...j/k.
Car is currently 1415gms with regular weight LTC-R body...Basically looking at 350-357gms per corner. Easily will get under 1400gms by changing to a lightweight body for the IIC.
Otherwise, my best carpet setups (with my old car) were 20 grams heavier at the tail than the nose. So, typically I only look for equal weights at the fronts (345) and rears (365) for ROAR.