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Old 09-10-2007, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default shock positions???

Well here we go i've got an 1/8 scale buggie and am wondering what to do with shock pos. their alot of holes on the shock towers. Is their a way to choose the right hole or just test out at each track. I'm from AZ. and race at the Nitro Pit,Boulder. Any suggestions would be helpful im a newby.
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what kind of buggy do you have???? a good thing to do is to talk to the fast guys at your track that are running the same buggy to see what there setup is...
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what kind of buggy do you have???? a good thing to do is to talk to the fast guys at your track that are running the same buggy to see what there setup is...
I've got the VTX B1 RTR.
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Generally standing up the shock and moving it farther out on the control arm makes the shock and spring "think" they're stiffer than they really are. It's a leverage thing
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The buggy you have is a near clone to the GS Racing Storm CL-1. A good starting point set up wise is to run Marty Korn's set up, you will see a huge improvement in how your buggy handles.
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More Vertical Shock - More steering response
More Horizontal Shock - Less steering response
Vertical Front & Horizontal Rear - More initial steering response
Horizontal Front & Vertical Rear - More response in mid-turns and exits

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Vertical Front & Horizontal Rear - More initial steering response
Nose up while in the air.

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Horizontal Front & Vertical Rear - More response in mid-turns and exits

Nose down while in the air
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More Vertical Shock - More steering response
More Horizontal Shock - Less steering response
Vertical Front & Horizontal Rear - More initial steering response
Horizontal Front & Vertical Rear - More response in mid-turns and exits

i'm very new in buggy scene sir...so i can't understand
what is you'r trying to teach sir

picture perhaps? it will be more helpfull for us newbies outhere
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ahhh now i understand why i have the extra positions on my firestorm!
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More Vertical Shock - More steering response
More Horizontal Shock - Less steering response
Vertical Front & Horizontal Rear - More initial steering response
Horizontal Front & Vertical Rear - More response in mid-turns and exits

Good description. I have been trying to figure this out on my own with adjustments. But now I have a better understanding.

Redsand--thanx for describing the flight characteristics. I need to get my GT2 to rotate nose down off the jumps.
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i'm very new in buggy scene sir...so i can't understand
what is you'r trying to teach sir

picture perhaps? it will be more helpfull for us newbies outhere
It's just the relative positions of the shocks. A horizontal shock would be closest to the center of the chassis on the shock tower and farthest out on the control arm. A vertical shock would be the opposite: the shock caps are mounted on the very ends of the shock tower and the heim joint on the end of the shock shaft is located closest to the center of the chassis.

@air8 - Before you go changing your setup, try letting go of the throttle as the truck hits the transition of the jump face. My GT2 is the same way, if you gas it all the way until takeoff the front end will never come down.
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A super good place to read and learn about tuning your car chassis can be found in the last 10 or so pages of the XRAY buggy manual. I downloaded a copy from their website. SUPERB resource for any racer. I have heard that the last few pages of the Losi 8T have much of this same info as well.
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So Rob did you learn anything?
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i wish i would have had this help when i first started......
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More Vertical Shock - More steering response
More Horizontal Shock - Less steering response
Vertical Front & Horizontal Rear - More initial steering response
Horizontal Front & Vertical Rear - More response in mid-turns and exits

Thank you will give those a try at my track and see what one woks the best. I'm getting the hang of jumping the buggie now controling it in the air, now i just need to work on getting around the tracks and be smooth.

Thank You guys for all your inputs, Rob Dog.
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