Originally Posted by shano83
Hey guys come on share some advice!!
I forgot that most run on carpet! here is where i am at right now:
4mm ride height
+2 ackerman (havent tested yet though)
Med atomic damper grease on kingpins
RCshox slop bushings in the front
80wt 2hole pistons
zero rebound on shock build
5mm ride height
med sway bar (1 down from the thickest)
Some personal notes about the car:
If you have the aluminum knuckles, shelf em, they create more slop than the plastic ones by ALOT! I did some measuring last night and believe it or not there is nothing wrong with the shafts, they are only .0005 smaller than the bearing ID and that is correct for proper clearance. As someone stated a few pages ago it is the bearings (and i have ceramics!!). The shims i machined get the slop close to equal of a 104 and i think it is good enough as you really dont want to have zero slop it makes the car edgy.
Rear geometry to me is all out of whack! The lower arms go up at a pretty extreme angle while the upper link is parallel . In this configuration you dont get any camber gain ( or at least not enough). longer upper link just makes it worse! I am working on a fix for this which will include some new upper arms (dry carbon!!) along with spacers and such. It will be the first official RCshox FGX product!
With Mckunes and EXotech chassis coming soon I am not going to bother messing with that market, i cant efficiently cut thick carbon and that stuff is super toxic!