Originally Posted by heretic
I'm by no means an expert but AE reds in front and AE greens in the rear seems like a very unbalanced setup. Especially with a rear-heavy car like the sprint 2.
Not sure what tyres you're running but blue/ blue or maybe even Gold rears / blue fronts would seem better. Maybe blue rears / sliver fronts for something softer overall ? just my 2 cents.
Also, regarding the lead in the bumper, I've always been told that any weight past the wheel axles (overhang) is bad for any onroad car.
Nice job on the tensioner BTW, though not adjustable it is simple, efficient an clean.
I'm definitely not an expert and you probably are correct. I've been chasing my tail trying to get the rear planted on this car, or any of my cars for that matter. It seems that I have stiffened the front a lot trying to get the rear to not spin out so much. I also realize a part of it is my poor technique with the throttle as I'm still a novice. I've been using HPI X treads. I'm going to try the belted ones this season as they are legal in USGT. I run on asphalt sprayed with soda. I may be approaching this the wrong way and hence my frustration.
As far as the lead on the bumper, I tried to get it as close to the axle as possible as locations behind it are few. Perhaps I might relocate it to the space between the steering horns and the A arms. I'm sure you are correct in this assessment too. I'm still experimenting and I have a lot to learn.
Thanks on the tensioner comment! I found it to be enough to keep the belt off of the battery and not so loose as to jump cogs. The new chassis seems to be tighter on both ends as far as the belts go and my understanding is to have the belts fairly slack on this car.
I really do appreciate your insight. Thanks!