Originally Posted by valk
hooooly i have to edit what i write on my phone lol. i hate that android thing... iphone almost never had typos that bad lol..
ill look into speed merchant spring set. do i get them from speed merchant direct? who is this bruce person?
the main thing im fighting in 13.5 is finding the damn power.. with 17.5 boost i was on pace with the fastest in our club, blake craig and jamie.. come 13.5 blinky iv'e struggled a little bit.
definitely open to suggestions. i WANT to try a V10.. but maybe just in mod tc..
Bruce Carbone is the guy who owns/runs SpeedMerchant. Just place an order through his online shop and you will get the springs, although he isn't the fastest at shipping. Awesome guy, though!
Where are you rolled out for 13.5? And with what motor? I think we were all rolled out in the 80-84 mm range at IIC last fall, so maybe start somewhere in that range?
As Max mentioned, I definitely drive a more aggressive car than he does, so maybe look at some of the setups on petitrc that I have posted. Here are some of the things I do to make the car have more steering:
- Pretty narrow front end, only 1 mm shims on lower bulkhead (so 2 mm total)
- No front brace
- Upper arm at stock spacing (not shimmed in to reduce camber gain and flatten the arms)
- 1 degree camber (not sure what Max runs, so this might not be too weird)
- Thicker tube lube than what Max runs (I ran 30k all of last season compared to the 7.5k or 10k that Max runs.) This helps keep the car more level and reduces double-steering, which I find mod 12th is really prone to when traction comes up, likely due to the really soft side springs we run (AE black or even softer)
The biggest thing that I think makes my cars feel super aggressive, though, has to do with servo setup (and isn't captured on setup sheets.) I run very little steering throw but max travel (150% on KO, also known as dual-rate with most other radios.) This means the steering is really touchy, but the small amount of steering throw helps tame it if you can be gentle off-center. Max hates it, though
Obviously, you would only notice this if you drove my car with my radio
If you like a car that gets on its nose, the other thing you can try is to add pod droop and use push/drag brake to get the weight transfer to the front.
I actually went to school in Victoria (uvic), so maybe I need to try and arrange a comeback?