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Old 12-04-2007, 12:50 PM   #31
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Here is what Jeremy Felles said for the setup of the lightning buggy:

Crazy 4wd- The setup that we always start with (and normally end up running) is listed below.

*First drill your shock piston holes out with a 1.4mm drill bit (this is of utmost importance)

Front:
Oil: 32.5wt
Piston:1.4mm (drilled)
Spring: HB white

Rear:
Oil: 30wt
Piston:1.4mm (drilled)
Spring: HB white

All stock camber locations. (stock refers to the initial settings that the car came with. Refer to your instruction manual for these)

Diff Fluid:
Front: 5,000wt
Center: 4,000wt
Rear: 3,000wt

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Old 12-04-2007, 01:03 PM   #32
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xxxrcnitro- If you have any questions with regards to setup info or what a specific change does I'll be happy to answer them here. As you know track layout and surface play a large role so we made need to work one change at a time to find whats best for you.

*Also, tires are 80-90% of any setup. If you're not running the tire that works best at your track and/or they're not relatively new then any setup is a wash.
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Jeremy, should I drill out the shock pistons on my truggy too?
What shock oil and diff oil for the truggy?
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:25 PM   #34
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Crazy- I would definitely recommend drilling those out as well. The pistons have a tendency to have a small amount of material left over in the holes and drilling them will give you the dampening that the pistons were intended to give.

With regards to Truggy its difficult for me to say as I've yet to run one of ours. I would guess that it would be slightly thicker than the buggy; maybe 1,000wt heavier all around. I'll ask one of our engineers that has put some time on the truggy and get back to you with a better answer ASAP.
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Are these setup tips for the Lightning 10 or the 1/8 Lightning.

Also, I am debating whether I want to get the Lightning 10 or the Kyosho .09 Inferno. The Inferno is 1/16.

Anyone have any pros/cons of each buggy.
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:48 PM   #36
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cpatel- We've been discussing the 1/8th scale vehicles.
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The setup tips are for the 1/8 buggy. If I were you I would go with the lightning 10. It is 10th scale so it would probably be easier to control and be more durable. If you are bashing which you probably are you will have more ground clearence too.
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Patel- I just took a hotbodies lightning 10 out of our display case and looked it over for awhile. After careful inspection I've determined that it would be the better of the two vehicles to own.
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YES YES YES YES YES

Got the car to day.... Damn its cool.... Is started to paint the body... Will post some pics When iam done.
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Sweet Thomas, we eagerly await your photos.
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Got the car to day.... Damn its cool.... Is started to paint the body... Will post some pics When iam done.
Sweet, where did you get it?
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I got it from my LHS. (i am from denmark)
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xxxrcnitro- If you have any questions with regards to setup info or what a specific change does I'll be happy to answer them here. As you know track layout and surface play a large role so we made need to work one change at a time to find whats best for you.

*Also, tires are 80-90% of any setup. If you're not running the tire that works best at your track and/or they're not relatively new then any setup is a wash.
I'm very aware of everything that you have mentioned. But, This is the prob I'm having and cant seem to get this buggy to fly level(nose dives) without being on throttle.This is my setup,Proline crimefighter m2,Diff oil 3000frnt,7000center,1000rear.Frnt shocks 5mm spacer, white springs, 50wt AE shock oil. upper mount- lower outer hole. Lower mount -outerhole.Rear shocks 10mm spacer 40wt AE shock oil white springs.(rear)Upper mount-upper hole 1 out from inside.Lower mount- inner hole. I have great on power steering response with this setup no probs clearing jumps rough sections ect.The problem has to be in the suspension setup but no matter what I try same result.My power is a werks b7 pro.
Thanks for any input?
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xxxrcnitro- The main thing that strikes me about that setup is the relatively thick shock oil that you're running. In most cases you'll want to be around the 30-35wt range. Are you running on an extremely high bite track? (indoors for example) If thats the case then I can understand going to thicker oil but there's a chance you've gone a little too far. Its also extremely important to drill the holes in the shock pistons out to 1.4mm. This ensures that you aren't dealing with some plastic flashing in the holes which would give you far too much pack. After reviewing your setup and based on my experiences with the car I believe your best bet is to try the shock setup listed at the top of the page with the drilled pistons. I really believe that will improve your overall handling. I wish I could hit the track with you to see your car run and discuss this in person.

Please let me know how this works.

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