06-11-2013, 07:00 AM
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Ohio USA
Originally Posted by scooby61
Ok ofna guys, since I've been out of onroad for a few years and am 2 weeks new to 1/8 scale I'm looking for some setup and upgrade help here. Ran my gtv rtr at the track Sunday and while the performance for the money was impressive its still nowhere near competitive. I'm hoping someone has some setup suggestions and upgrade suggestions. I'm running grp revo tires and at the moment all else is box stock.I've played with some shock position and ride height and camber but that was with the rtr tires I may even have too much grip with the revos.
Mods at this point : 15 t pinion , rear cvds on order, just picked up a castle 2650 kv the Toro had enough on top but got hot and didn't have any grunt out of the turns.
I'm looking for setup tips
Track is med.to high grip pavement
Any suggestions or just tell me what your running would be appreciated
I don't have the rtr but should be close to the same set up. It's important to make sure the chassis is balanced left to right and not tweeked.
Ride height: depends on bumps, lower is better some where around 10mm, a little track scuffing is acceptable for me as we have a high speed cross town with bumps.
Droop: A little more in the rear, 10-15mm. Absolutely left same as right side.
Camber: 2 1/2f and 2r degrees
Pinion: On our track you need to go 50-55mph on the straight(~220'), with 2650/4s and high speed diff gears(3.31) a 19-20t pinion/42 spur is needed. Fast lap times for us are in the 21-22 second bracket.
Shock position: middle top and outboard bottom.
These cars are laying down the fastest laps on our track ever for GT8. They're not far behind the 1/10 mod sedans. Not bad for ~8.5lb car.
Crew chief: "It's suppose to work, if not we'll do the complete opposite".
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