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Old 07-02-2017, 06:07 AM   #211
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Has anyone figured out how to stop all the bouncing. I built my kit per instructions exactly and I been racing with other guys and no bounce. This is supposed to be a spec kit but with all the bouncing it puts me at a disadvantage. I am a whole second slower with all the bouncing.

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At our last parking lot race I inserted a piece of file tubing in the front shocks and it helped. It didn't stop the bouncing all together, but it reduced it.
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Is that the black tubing that comes on the motor shaft in packing? Technically, it's in the box, but is it in the instructions to insert the tube into the front shocks?

Driving hours to the Jackson TCS race. I want to know exactly what is legal for that race. I can now see these trucks being torn down to the screw in tech... My truck and I are totally ready for tech. Mine is box stock with grease...

Now, the body - reducing the flex of the cab helps the bounce. I have used shoo goo and nylon screws on the body. Legal???
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*opens can of worms*

Is that the black tubing that comes on the motor shaft in packing? Technically, it's in the box, but is it in the instructions to insert the tube into the front shocks?

Driving hours to the Jackson TCS race. I want to know exactly what is legal for that race. I can now see these trucks being torn down to the screw in tech... My truck and I are totally ready for tech. Mine is box stock with grease...

Now, the body - reducing the flex of the cab helps the bounce. I have used shoo goo and nylon screws on the body. Legal???
I just used some old fuel tubing from an old nitro truck. It may not be legal for the TCS, but I am not running in the TCS. Except for fuel tubing and bearings my truck is box stock. Thanks for the tip on shoo goo.
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I got mine built the other day. I'm really quite pleased with how it drives. The corner bouncing is.. charming, but seemingly is controllable with the throttle.

I love the long polar moment of inertia, and how catchable it is in slides.
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I have run mine this summer. It's been a lot of fun. The tires have held up very well even though I am running on a rough parking lot.
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..bounce,
I was able to reduce bounce to very minimal by:
1) changing my driving style
2) sanding the inside of the front shocks and outside (so everything is nice and smooth)
3) making sure the entire front suspension assembly is on the looser side, that is loosen all the screws a tad ...nothing should be snug/tight up front.
4) adding weight to the chassis
5) securing the cab of the body so it doesn't flex so much

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this is what I did, and works like a charm, I have like 2% bounce now.
Driving style is huge, ...accelerate, then brake on hard turns and coast on long sweeping turns. ..don't throttle it through the turn, only on the turn exit.
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