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Old 12-21-2011, 09:45 AM   #2326
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Thanks alot guys. We are trying hard to get through this. Thanks for your support.
Sorry for the loss man, if you do a remembrance race, I'll be sure to gather some racers and drive out to plant city to race.
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For the most part i did. Right now i have so much on my plate as my mother has just passed away so i am trying to help my family and also get past this myself. Times are rough right now but i will be back shortly. I need to get my head on straight. I hope you all understand.
DAM,sorry to hear J my condolences to the family
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Sorry to hear about your mom's passing.
Peace.
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Sorry to hear that Jason...my condolences to you and yours.
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Sorry to hear that, Jason. Our best to you and yours.
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Sad news indeed, all the best to you and your family during this trying time.
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Old 12-25-2011, 12:07 PM   #2332
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Sorry to hear. Hope everyone has a merry Xmas.

Raced sat with the car but it seems to heavy and not responsive to steering. I'm running 18 springs with 3.25 caster 10 reactive and 1 camber. Center shock is 30wt with blue spring shock mount I mounted in middle set of holes. Chassis is 4mm all around and 2mm pod droop. Running magenta fronts and pink rears. Tryed yellow rears but they fade out fast and car gets to loose. Track is low bite bumpy surface they run SC trucks the night before and vacum before the on road racing.

Would trying to stiffen up the chassis and a maybe soften up the rear tires to maybe whites be a good idea? No one runs bmi at my track so trying compare to the 12r5 and top rebel and crossing over anit working to good.
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:54 PM   #2333
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Where is it not responsive to steering, entry/mid/exit? Also some more specficis on your car setup like front and rear track width, toe, etc is needed. Could be that a change in front or rear track width or shock angle might be in order.
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Old 12-25-2011, 02:45 PM   #2334
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Personally I don't like so much pod droop...I find my cars work best with about .5mm of pod droop and 1-1.5mm of droop in the front. At least that seems to suit my driving well.
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Merry Christmas to the BMI crew and all of us who love to drive the BMI cars
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:46 PM   #2336
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track has tight 180s Main problem is entry into the turn.

rear track width is 172mm shock ball stud is irs medium with mount in middle holes.

front width is165mm toe is 1mm out

Only idea i got from looking around at track was switch to a gold center shock spring


The fastest guy at the track drove my car and turned the dual rate up to 85 and was turning .5 sec laps faster then me but i over steer way to much with the dual rate that high
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:34 AM   #2337
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Run more castor and maybe more camber. How much are you saucing the fronts? Also I tend to like my cars at max width front and rear. You might want to try that because 7mm between front and rear trackwidth seems like a bit much. I run 2-2.5mm of rear pod droop just because my track is so bumpy. I like the gold spring. What flex plates are you running ?
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im doing 3/4 of the fronts in fx2 house compound and im running 1.2 flex plates in long postion

I thought a narrow front made car turn more is only reason such a big split.

Also if i get the front to turn more will i need to soften my rear tires to keep car from spin outs in the tight turns and keep rear grip?
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Ok what I think is happening is that your car is not rotating well, I would widen the front to 168mm and go to yellow or orange rears. This is a better width split and the yellow/orange rears will allow the car to rotate. Also be sure that your turning radius is good for the track and the end points are adjusted correctly, usually if you can turn the car 180 degrees in half the lane its good to go. Now if this does'nt work another thought is to stiffen the rear up some to take away alittle rear grip and alow the car to shift more weight to the front off throttle. You can do this with a change to the short postion on the flax plates and or going to the thick flex plates, along with a stiffer spring. I know this sounds wrong but I run on a track that is five ft from a dirt track, very dusty and low grip. For months I struggled with the car by doing the conventional thinking of keeping the rear soft but it was'nt working. When I stiffened the rear the car came alive, weird but it worked. Now we have more 1/12 cars running and the groove is better so I've been able to go back to a softer setup.

Remember to try these in steps and not all at once so you can see what each change does to the handleing. And just as a note I would never recomend running that much dual-rate, I have mine set at around 50%. Hth and let us know what you find out.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:19 PM   #2340
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im doing 3/4 of the fronts in fx2 house compound and im running 1.2 flex plates in long postion

I thought a narrow front made car turn more is only reason such a big split.

Also if i get the front to turn more will i need to soften my rear tires to keep car from spin outs in the tight turns and keep rear grip?
Just curious.
With the FX2 compound, what type of track surface is it ?
Nothing more to add, don't have any advice for the BMi cars.
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