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Old 10-24-2003, 11:34 AM   #7486
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OK, I have a question, when moving the front arms .060" farther fwd than the stock fwd and you are supposed move and flip the bellcranks to fix the ackerman. How do you know that the ackerman is wrong? Why I ask is that I tried the arms .060" fwd and the bellcranks fwd. With that change the car was too smooth. It was good at turn in, but had a push middle and exit. If I try .030" fwd how will I know if I should run the bellcranks fwd or back? I hope that made since and any help woul be very helpful!
The setup I was given has the arms centered with the ackerman position back. I'm going to play with ackerman next week to see how it effects the handling of the car.
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Old 10-24-2003, 02:07 PM   #7487
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Where is there to run in by Schamburg? I work in Elk Grove alot and would like to bring my stuff. Any tracks race or practice through the week?
I run at Venture Raceways. They have an indoor carpet track that changes every few weeks. Open 5-10 on weeknights, $5 to practice.

There's a very nice list of the other tracks at Chicago RC.

One that didn't make the list is AJ's, which is in Dekalb.

There's more info over in the Illinois and Wisconsin Racing thread.

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Old 10-24-2003, 07:25 PM   #7488
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Did you like the D5 better than the C2 based motor?
The faster lap times were with the C2 but they both felt great. Same track lay out and with the D5 my fastest lap was 11.3 With the C2 the fastest lap was 11.0 If the layout is the same this weekend we'll see what the Integy 19 turn can do.
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Old 10-25-2003, 07:53 PM   #7489
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TO ALL- This is STLNLST...... there was no 19 turn class today so we all ran stock but during practice the Integy 19 turn was just as fast as the C2 motor that I ran on Wednesday. It had plenty of punch on the infield and top end was strong and I could have gone up another tooth or two.

Also what do most of you think of running a sway bar in the rear along with one up front? What will a rear sway bar do to the car? It's something that I have been meaning to test but never got around to it. Any feed back will be greatly appreciated.
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a swaybar in the rear will take away traction in the rear, but with less effect than a spring change. you may want to try one if your are traction rolling or have understeer.
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TO ALL- This is STLNLST...... there was no 19 turn class today so we all ran stock but during practice the Integy 19 turn was just as fast as the C2 motor that I ran on Wednesday. It had plenty of punch on the infield and top end was strong and I could have gone up another tooth or two.

Also what do most of you think of running a sway bar in the rear along with one up front? What will a rear sway bar do to the car? It's something that I have been meaning to test but never got around to it. Any feed back will be greatly appreciated.

...i have been curious also to what a rear sway bar would do... keep us posted if you do decide to try it out.
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Old 10-26-2003, 07:56 AM   #7492
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OK, I have a question, when moving the front arms .060" farther fwd than the stock fwd and you are supposed move and flip the bellcranks to fix the ackerman. How do you know that the ackerman is wrong? Why I ask is that I tried the arms .060" fwd and the bellcranks fwd. With that change the car was too smooth. It was good at turn in, but had a push middle and exit. If I try .030" fwd how will I know if I should run the bellcranks fwd or back? I hope that made since and any help woul be very helpful!

... if the car handles smooth, i'd try other ways of getting some more steering, like a one way, shock position or the roll center... (maybe go a losi low or MF low roll center if you're still using the high ones)

... i tried playing around with the ackerman before, and i didn't notice a big improvement... couldn't get mid to exit steering from the ackerman. my $.02
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Old 10-26-2003, 11:55 AM   #7493
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STLNST-Are you guys racing carpet already??
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I'm a new XXX g+ owner.
What is the result if I move the steering assembly in the foward holes of the chassis?? I can't find any info in the instruction guide.
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STLNST-Are you guys racing carpet already??
Yep. This was the 2nd weekend on the rug. How are things down south? Do you have any input to give on running a rear sway bar?
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Does anyone know if someone makes Shiny or Hardened or Titanium CVD's for the Losi? The aluminum ones are pretty soft. I just noticed that the hole for the setting pin for the aluminum cvd got pretty wide and alot of play is produced. Thanks in advance.
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Does anyone know if someone makes Shiny or Hardened or Titanium CVD's for the Losi?
MIP makes them all, including the OEM ones. I don't see the hard or shiny ones on the MIP page, but I know they exist.

The steel CVDs for the non G+ XXX-S are available as Losi part #A-9928. If you only want the shafts, not the axle stubs, you can get them too.

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PhatPat- You will gain steering around center.

STLNST-Just finished up racing a few months of offroad. Getting back into TC right now and watching all the fire burn here in San Bernadino
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Yes it will just give you a lot of steering....and loosen up the rear.
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