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Old 11-03-2008, 10:49 AM   #1
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Need to know how i can make my rc8 turn better around corners the car is stock. Any suggestion on what after market parts i need,setups,ect. thanks
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Goto AE website look for silverstate setup most are running this. But with the big bore shocks they are using the world's setup as a base point to start from
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Lots of things. There's a steering mod that reduces bump steer, you can move the Rx battery up front, and ride height adjustments can produce better turn in. The AE Forums have an RC8 section on setups that has some great info. I would also recommend checking out the Associated Buggy ongoing thread in this forum.

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Lots of things. There's a steering mod that reduces bump steer, you can move the Rx battery up front, and ride height adjustments can produce bettern turn in. The AE Forums have an RC8 section on setups that has some great info. I would also recommend checking out the Associated Buggy ongoing thread in this forum.

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Here is that thread, it's massive and gets going around here:

Team Associated 1/8 scale Buggy Info and Tips

also the AE RC8 forum:

AE RC8 Forum


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Need to know how i can make my rc8 turn better around corners the car is stock. Any suggestion on what after market parts i need,setups,ect. thanks
Slow down? Box stock, the RC8 has loads of steering, so if it isn't working for you I would say it's on your end.

Describe your method of rounding a corner and maybe we can help you there.
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can someone post a link to the silverstate setup? I cant find it on rc10.com
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Silver state

http://www.aeforums.co.uk/forum/inde...pe=post&id=202
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If it stock its probaly got a very weak servo try upgrading to sumthing thing with about 8 kilo pulling mass or if u wanna get the strong stuff up front go the hi tech titanium geared servo. i deeply recommend it,
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I have all after market high torque futaba servos. I think my brake setup is wrong i might have too much front braking. Other than that the car handles well just wanted to see if it can be better. From what i hear nothing turns like a losi so i wanted to see how can i make it turn like a losi if thats a true statment.
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I have all after market high torque futaba servos. I think my brake setup is wrong i might have too much front braking. Other than that the car handles well just wanted to see if it can be better. From what i hear nothing turns like a losi so i wanted to see how can i make it turn like a losi if thats a true statment.

Well, Losi's turn faster than most other buggys... But RC8's still have as much if not the MOST steering of any other.
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Well, Losi's turn faster than most other buggys... But RC8's still have as much if not the MOST steering of any other.
+1 on the steering throw. RC8 has the tightest turning radius of any buggy. Anymore radius and your front bumper will turn into a DeWalt drill bit.

Look at your driving technique and your brake adjustments, essentually if your brakes work well you should be able to acclerate hard down a straight, and pulse brake enough to slow in, fast out of the turn and hold a tight line.

If you're talking about on-power turning, then you can look at diff fluids to increase rotation and tires to maintain traction through the curves while holding a tight line.
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I can be in the tight turn, tap my brakes and then hit the gas again and get my buggy to do donuts. That seems like plenty of steering/turn to me. The steering mod is very worthwhile, by the way.
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