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Old 03-14-2012, 11:16 AM   #466
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my 17.5 TC, 17.5 RCGT, 21.5 USGT, and 25.5 USVTA cars all have the same setup other than FDR and ride height...

basic, a good rubber tyre setup...is a good rubber tire setup...

change your tires,body, and ride height and try it...then tweek if you see a need

thats might just be me, but I set my cars up the same to make it easy for me to drive when running 2-3 classes

same setup on these cars, 2 classes

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this from the guy that had over 10mm ride height the last time I check. the gage just slide all the way under to the other side. reason I know he doesn't check it is he left it at the track and I still have it in my pit room
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Thank you. I will be sure to fully document my vta setup so I can throw full bore into the usgt setup. I don't mind the tuning at all. Thanks for the heads up so I know what to look for.

I would love to do two chassis. If usgt grows at our track then I will look at a second car.
For your car, style, and track conditions, who knows... all I can say is give it a try and if it doesn't work than yeah, document the previous set up as you hunt for another one. I'm running a xxx-s, on a very high-grip indoor asphalt track. The very stiff set up I had for GT, didn't translate well to VTA. Now, we are using sweep spec tires vs. the exact tires specified for USGT, but nonetheless the set up I had to keep the car from grip-rolling made for a push-monster VTA car.... I went waaay softer and lessened the camber so that the entire tire surface was being used more, no roll-bars, ect. YMMV, all I can do is give my experience as a pointer
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That makes sense given that the D-compound tires are so hard.

Here's a question considering what you changed to make it stick....
Did you work with your droop/downstop settings at all?




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For your car, style, and track conditions, who knows... all I can say is give it a try and if it doesn't work than yeah, document the previous set up as you hunt for another one. I'm running a xxx-s, on a very high-grip indoor asphalt track. The very stiff set up I had for GT, didn't translate well to VTA. Now, we are using sweep spec tires vs. the exact tires specified for USGT, but nonetheless the set up I had to keep the car from grip-rolling made for a push-monster VTA car.... I went waaay softer and lessened the camber so that the entire tire surface was being used more, no roll-bars, ect. YMMV, all I can do is give my experience as a pointer
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Thanks to everyone for sharing your tips and experience. It is greatly appreciated.

Seems like there are very different experiences to learn from. Hopefully I will have the car running in the next couple of weeks. I will be sure to give a report.

Another question. Do you guys find that the spoilers actually help with traction or are they more for looks? I would like to leave mine off but if it helps it will go on.
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That makes sense given that the D-compound tires are so hard.

Here's a question considering what you changed to make it stick....
Did you work with your droop/downstop settings at all?
I was throwing more (rear) droop into the mix for VTA, trying to get some weight up on the front. In Gt, that was a no-no. The car had all the steering it needed with out that.
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My first attempt at a usgt body
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Another question. Do you guys find that the spoilers actually help with traction or are they more for looks? I would like to leave mine off but if it helps it will go on.
Some might call me crazy but I've had a spoiler come undone from my old Cuda body and it definitely made the car loose on entry off-throttle at high speed. I believe that's because my setup may have already been borderline loose at the time. If your setup has plenty of rear traction to begin with you probably would see no affect. I feel confident in saying my setup at the time was not all that great, nor were my driving skills. However, to answer the question... Yes, it did make a difference.
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Thanks to everyone for sharing your tips and experience. It is greatly appreciated.

Seems like there are very different experiences to learn from. Hopefully I will have the car running in the next couple of weeks. I will be sure to give a report.

Another question. Do you guys find that the spoilers actually help with traction or are they more for looks? I would like to leave mine off but if it helps it will go on.
No other way but to try! If the grip is real good and your set up is on, maybe not so much. But for anything that is low grip (like parking lot asphalt) I would just keep it on. Remember this: if you run the rear wing as far off the back of the car as possible, it makes for stability in the staights and fast sweepers. You can run it more towards the rear windshield, and get some steering in the tight stuff. Play around and see what works best.
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I used my TC setup and TQ'D, but I had to be very careful because the rear was driving over the front. Not following the front, meaning the rear would get very loose. I'm thinking the tires are not making traction because they are new. I'm going to try tire warmers to get them softer. If that doesn't work i'm going to try the non-belted tires. I'm running on indoor carpet.
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Some might call me crazy but I've had a spoiler come undone from my old Cuda body and it definitely made the car loose on entry off-throttle at high speed. I believe that's because my setup may have already been borderline loose at the time. If your setup has plenty of rear traction to begin with you probably would see no affect. I feel confident in saying my setup at the time was not all that great, nor were my driving skills. However, to answer the question... Yes, it did make a difference.
I'd say for sure it helps with downforce. Even more so on longer/faster tracks. In the past, I have seen the same thing where cars lost their spoilers and looked terrible.
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Is there a good setup for an old TC3 - Asphalt/Parking Lot type surface, pretty smooth, medium traction RCGT / USGT type setup.
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[QUOTE=Nexus;10468152]Looks nice. Where's the wing?

Thanks. I was going for something simple but still aggressive. Our track is rough on bodies so most guys don't go crazy since it will only last a couple of months.

wing is not on the car yet. I also have to add the head and tail lights. The track is talking about doing some low light racing. After all of the replies it sounds like it would be best to run the wing. I will probably mount it neutral since I'm not sure what the car is going to do.

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who's body is that? Tamiya?
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who's body is that? Tamiya?
It is a hpi corvette c6.
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I used my TC setup and TQ'D, but I had to be very careful because the rear was driving over the front. Not following the front, meaning the rear would get very loose. I'm thinking the tires are not making traction because they are new. I'm going to try tire warmers to get them softer. If that doesn't work i'm going to try the non-belted tires. I'm running on indoor carpet.
I'd revise the setup to dial in more rear grip before switching to unbelted tires on carpet. The belted tires feel much better, and offer more consistency.
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