12-14-2007, 08:43 AM
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Fullerton, CA
Watchout- I just grabbed Hara's cyclone from the Vegas race and took a look at his setup. I also consulted with one of our guys that runs on-road regularly and here are a couple of changes that might help.
(It is recommended that you make the changes below in the order listed. You should make one change at a time, run it, and then decide whether or not you'd like to change more; or if it doesn't feel good to you, whether you should change it back)
#1 Change the ackerman. The standard setup is to run (2) 2mm shims behind the ballstud for the steering ackerman. Try removing one of those shims and running just (1) 2mm shim.
#2 Soften the rear spring. Try going to blue springs in the rear to soften up the car slightly. We would also recommend standing the rear shocks up slightly by moving out a couple of holes in the tower.
#3 After trying the rear spring change you may also try running a white front spring which is one step firmer than the golds you are currently running.
#4 If you're still having trouble you can work with tires. If you're currently saucing the whole front try saucing just the inner half; you may also run a bead of glue around the side-wall of the front tires to prevent them from folding as much.
*IMPORTANT if you do glue the side-walls be sure not to get any glue on the surface of the tire that contacts the carpet.
Hope this works well for you,
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