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Old 07-22-2008, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default Left front Tire wear

I Have a hot bodies truggy and buggy..both with rapid left front tire wear, center to inner tire wear.
There both set up about the same...-2.0 camber front and rear, +2.0 rear toe,-2.0 front toe..both front and rear arms lvl.
Any Ideas what i could set different.
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Old 07-22-2008, 08:59 PM   #2
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Its the torque steer when you stab the throttle, chances are you are still running the stock grease in the diffs.

When you stab the throttle, the rear end squats and due to the twisting force on the center front driveshaft your right front tire is getting shoved into the ground and your left front is getting lifted ever so slightly.

To fix this is simple: Use diff fluids to stop this and make the vehicle accelerate harder.(buggy) Try using 7000 in the center, and 5000 in the front 2000 in the rear. I am not sure which Wts. to use for your truggy.
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Does the track you run at have a right hand turn onto and off of the straight and/or also maybe more right hand turns than left hand turns? Or are all or most of the more open/higher speed turns right hand turns? If yes, then that is why your left front is wearing mroe than the right front tire.
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fluids have been changed..to 5000 front 7000 center and 3000 rear.

And there is a right hand turn onto a straight...and most of the right turns are high speed turns..

Is there anything that can be done to offset this?

3 races = 1 new tire..
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Is it possible your getting to much lift on the left tire coming out of a left turn. That will eat a tire up. You may just have to set the droop. Just a thought.
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Ahh..so set droop on the front..more on on one side,hmm.

That sounds like an idea there.

It kinda looks like the left front does lift on the straights on very hard accel..
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Damn that sucks
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Setup changes will not do much for the tire wear unless if you make a large enough change that will make your car handle like poo everywhere else. The best thing to do is just rotate the tires.
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Ahh..so set droop on the front..more on on one side,hmm.

That sounds like an idea there.

It kinda looks like the left front does lift on the straights on very hard accel..
NOT more droop on one side, it will jump strange. More droop overall.

Also, I only WISH tires would last me 3 full races... but our track is abrasive if it is not wet. lol
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Setup changes will not do much for the tire wear unless if you make a large enough change that will make your car handle like poo everywhere else. The best thing to do is just rotate the tires.
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rotate ur tires after every race to try to wear them equal or try getting equal run times on each part
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I see..Ill just have to live with it then..im fairly new to the hobby.I didnt realize tires went so fast.

and ill keep them rotated after each run..
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Damn that sucks

real helpfull post..thanks
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i just wish a set would last the whole raceday!!
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ya ull soon understand why people carry huge tubs full of tires new and used..i cant afford a million sets of tires so i learn to rotate them and keep them looking good
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