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Old 04-18-2007, 07:31 PM   #3031
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Default Best clutch spring setup with Light Medium M2Cracing shoes

I am running Light Medium clutch shoes from M2Cracing.com.
I have an O.S. VG .21 with JP3 pipe.
Which combination of springs would you all recommend on track with lots of turns and jumps. There is one long straight.
I currently run gold and silver. It seems to have to much snap.
I would like to have good acceleration for jumps but less tire spin.
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Old 04-18-2007, 07:45 PM   #3032
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Run gold and green for less snap. gold on the hard shoe and green on the softer one.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:02 PM   #3033
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Run gold and green for less snap. gold on the hard shoe and green on the softer one.
Is green the next step down from the gold springs?
Is the order
Silver, Gold, Green, Black?
I thought the Silver and Gold combo was to much.
Any other thoughts out there?
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run the green gold combo. you will be happy
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:14 PM   #3035
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yeah JWRockman, that's correct. I've been running silver and gold with 4 Kingheadz shoes. But on the slippery tracks I've been practicing on I'm getting too much wheel spin on the bottom. That's why I switched to 2 gold and 2 green to try. May switch back to stock springing for our season opener next week. That track is loamy black dirt. You just punch it and go...
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Old 04-19-2007, 01:26 AM   #3036
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Tire question 1

I noticed the Losi rims are larger then the other brands. This changes alot of things with tires if you are using other brands. (which is good for change)

Ex. If you mount a Panther tire on a Losi rim it will decrease the sidewall height. Because the rim is taller and the tire is made for a shorter rim.

My question is: Is it always better to go with a smaller sidewall on the tire? If the track is very bumpy, should you go with a smaller rim to make the sidewall taller?

The next question is. Keep in mind I am old school electric 2wd buggy racer.

Would changing the rim size from front to rear be a good setup change? Like the 4wd electric buggy. I beleave the rim size was different from front to rear.

Maybe we could get some factory Losi guys to give some input.

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Old 04-19-2007, 06:17 AM   #3037
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kyracer good questions.

I have been mounting some of my tires on each kinds of wheel. The losi wheels are very nice, they are thicker around the axle and wheel nut area. You really don't notice alot of difference in tire stiffness or consistency with the sidewall being different, I don't think. If your surface gets really broken up or choppy the bigger diameter tire/wheel should help to float over it a little better.

You will notice a difference when you set you ride height though. Being that our Eights are very ride height sensitive, if you have different rim combinations you should recheck often when switching back and forth with wheels and tires.
Just my $.02, hope it helps
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Where is the best place to measure ride height. I drop it from about a foot high and then roll it backward then forward by the tire. Can I just pick a spot and use that spot everytime? thanx anyone.
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I use the flat spots near each end on the chassis. That should help you keep it level, or lower at one end to suit your needs. Yes, pick a spot and use it consistantly to get consistant results.
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Make sure you're on a flat surface then drop the car and let the suspension settle as you described. Ride height is measured from the bottom of the chassis to the top of the surface. Make sure you measure the front ride height behind the front kick up where the chassis is flat.
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That's what I was looking for. I didn't know if the front kick-up was supposed to be measured. It makes sense behind the kick-up. This thing is awesome. I am slowly catching up to the good drivers in my area. I'm starting to place within the top five now. I'm pleased with how responsive the car is to different settings and changes. It is better to me than adjusting the MT I was racing last year. Thanx again.
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Just in front of where the mudguards meet the chassis is good. Go back and forth front to back and keep checking both ends while you make your collar adjustments. This car is sooo ride height sensitive. Sometimes it feels like your setup is going away but it is just ride height adjustment. Always check it first
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Does anybody use the carbon mudguards from TKO Comp. that protect your hubs and axles?
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What happens when ride height is too high or too low?
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the car will handel poorly. eather traction roll or push.
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