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Old 08-24-2007, 03:31 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Nitrage: Observed

Very interesting observation today, during full-throttle acceleration the font end becomes very light as the rear end squats and fights for traction.
The front tires are spinning so fast that they actually "balloon" like a top-fuel dragster.
I thought about it for a while and realized this can't be good and is probably the reason the Nitrage turns poorly under power, after careful analysis and a couple long-necks i moved the lower shock mount inboard 3 holes on each side then preloaded the rear shocks to the point that the suspension doesn't sag and the shocks are fully extended when the truggy is still.
The on-power steering is now vastly improved as the rear suspension loads the front-end now thru weight transfer, the rear-end is substantially higher than the front and the truggy handles great, the rear suspension is nearly fully extended now when the truggy is under power and the front-end sticks like glue, the balloon effect on the front tires is practically gone and the Nitrage accelerates even harder than before as the front tires are now clawing for traction with the rear.
This thing just gets better every day, George

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Old 08-24-2007, 04:51 PM   #2
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you can just raise the ant-squat if the car has that adjustment.
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Old 08-24-2007, 05:56 PM   #3
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Arrow Anti-squat...?

I'm not aware of that adjustment if it indeed has it.
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:16 AM   #4
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hey due, you should try and keep all your nitrage info in the one thread,it makes it easy for others who own it to find info,tips etc and they can also post stuff about the truck all in one place
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Old 08-25-2007, 05:44 AM   #5
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good idea bro, so far i feel like the only person in the world that has one though....
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good idea bro, so far i feel like the only person in the world that has one though....
you may be...
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Old 08-25-2007, 02:34 PM   #7
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the anti-squat is the upward angle of the rear a arm. its normaly adjusted by changing the plate twords the center of the car that holds the hinge pin. if your not shure just check the manual
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try a set of proline tyres on it and it will be loads better
the stock tyres arent the best,they do ok but they tend to ballon a lot easier than the prolines.
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