Originally Posted by Apex
So is the F104 ver. II Tamiya F1 kit the kit to have for asphalt and carpet? I have an X1 that tq'ed and won the Frederick, MD TCS race this year. Do I need to unload the X1 or will the X1 still be competitive?
The X1 can still be competitive, as it narrowly edged out a VII at TCS Nats this year, personally, I haven't run my t-bar car much since the VII came out, as I like the extra fine tuning available with the VII
Originally Posted by rhodopsine
What would be the advantage of running like that in place of putting shims under the upright?
Shim on top are there to adjust ride height, shims on the bottom really have no purpose
With the alu uprights, the grub screw sets and holds the kingpin, there is no need for shims under the upright, and in the case of a big shunt, having shims under the upright have caused the lower pivot ball to pop out
Originally Posted by Huskerfan1212
Ok need some help. V2 will pull hard in the rear from one side to the other. Very unpredictable. Medium traction carpet.
Have a look at this video from RobK about link setup, it's possible something is bound up on your car
What tire sauce are you using ?
Start with half sauce up front, full rear, add sauce up front as needed for steering, too much sauce, or letting the sauce soak too long could cause the car to be very unpredictable
I normally sauce the tires for 10m or less
Also can you post some pics ?
Originally Posted by JayL
RedBullFiXX: thanks for the tips, I finished 3rd in this weeks series race thanks to your tuning tips, I was 12th last race
I went to pink side springs and got alot more corner entry, now the car wants to keep turning on exit, slightly stiffer side spring? In touring I would go little thicker rear gear diff fluid
Are the AE black side springs softer OR stiffer than Tamiya pink side springs?
Loose on power, or just doesn't center up after the apex ?
Might need 1 turn down on pink side springs for a bit more pre-load, if the springs are backed off too much the car will wander a bit
Heavier side damping can help, 20-30k, but too heavy and the rear will become vague, and loose grip
Originally Posted by dfx
How are You building the TRF shock for use in V2? I have 1 black o-ring on the shaft in shock used in my Pro wide car (I believe stock setup for X1 and WGP cars), is it still long for V2 and outdoor unprep. large track?
Will have to double check
But I think 2 o-rings in normal X-1 length, or 1 oring with rally Shock end for longer Vii length TRF shock
When setting up a new shock length I leave the oil out until I have everything set how it should be