Congratulations on your win Rick, and thank you very much for your setup. Thanks to it and the Reflex parts I had a major leap in my performance!!! I got back this year to racing in TC mod after owning a couple of other TC cars and doing a couple of races when I was a kid and only after 4 races I got from the back of the B-main to my first podium at a national race here in Portugal
I had a more or less balanced setup, but the car was slow, so I basically just changed the whole car around and tried to replicate Ricks nat's setup with what I had at hand, and boy did it work... I had the fastest car on fresh tyres, it was so fast, consistent and easy to drive that it was like an r/c nirvana moment I had there.. the problem is that I was losing around 0.7s per lap from fresh tyres to the second run
Anyway,air temp was around 33º (92 F for you guys
) and the track was medium/medium-low grip and I used Ricks setup with the following changes:
- RSD Red spring in the front
- RSD Blue spring in the rear
- RSD piston (1 1 1,5)
- Old shock towers with front camberlink in position 5 and rear 5 (I changed to 3 when running new tyres for the car to rotate better)
- 1mm shim in the rear RWD arm mout (around 3.5/4 º of toe in i think)
- Front wheelbase shortened (2mm spacer in front of the suspension arm)
Now my problem... we run LRP 30X as a control tire, and altough my car was balistic when compared to the competition on new tires, I was still lacking performance on the second run on the same tires.
For tire prep I was putting mr33 aditive at 70º with plastic wrap for around 15 minutes and then letting it cool down and clean with brake cleaner.
Now for what I think is wrong with this setup... for once, too much rear toe. Next the oil/spring combo. I have no idea if It can be improved or not
The car is balanced, but maybe there is more grip there just waiting for me to find a way to harness it
Finally, tire prep... damn, that second pack on the tires just sucks (to be honest, it was more or less competitive, but after having hands down the fastest car in the first final, you prety much wan't to keep doing it all day long with old or new tires!!
). Either way my setup is either killing the tires too fast, or maybe it's the tire prep I dunno. Any help and tips are very much appreciated. Rick, Cristian, guys.. input needed you can PM me your secrets
I've set the bar too high for myself for the next race which is in around a month and definately don't wan't to disappoint myself!!!!