Originally Posted by RCFREAK
ok ok ... i thought most of you guys run stock.. since i received the car i never ran stock class. im pretty sure it really performs in stock!!
do you guys have enough steering in the car?? i find that on medium bite unless we have bigger race venues which we run 19turn. i still keep trying to find more turn in and steering throughout the turns.... motor wise.. when roll out is right the car has the same amount of speed.. but i can never find enough corner speed in the car.... pushes entering corner up to middle and decent exit steering... basically not enough steering. off throttle also!! i have to drive the car strapped to keep up with cars that carry more corner speed.
most aggressive ackerman
4 degree caster
front shocks in 1 hole
regular roll center .. rear
ultra low ... front
30lbs in front
28lbs in rear
short wheelbase front and back
Ok..... few things I noticed about your setup, and a few things you don't let us know.
1) Is this foam or rubber?
2) most aggressive ackerman position, so you have a longer link? Great. Yet the ackerman setting you describe takes away the most amount of steering through the middle and exit of the turn (if the setting is different please correct me)
3) Your front shocks are in only one hole. That makes the shocks pretty vertical which will give you some sensitivity around center, but through the corner it will stiffen and push.
4) I've gone back and forth on this but shocks farther out on the rear will give more stability and plant the rear more through a corner. Others I have spoke with have recommended leaning them in compared to the front for more steering. I know, its odd, which even I debate. It's worth a shot though.
5) short links are great for transition but they take away traction. Longer links will add forward traction and keep the car flat through corners.
Questions I have......
What Droop (up travel) are you running)? Do you superglue tires? What ride height are you using? How much rear toe in? Any toe out in the front? What pistons?
I am not trying to say anything bad against you, just wanting a bit more setup info to help you with your ride. Let me know.