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Old 01-04-2009, 03:24 PM   #31
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the rc8 has plenty of steering! you need to drive mine and see what you think. i am very pleased with my current setup. i can also setup your car to be so twitchy that you won't be able to drive it. these cars have adjustments for a reason! i don't think changing brands is the answer.

Ok, I'm game. I was near your set-up. And I did pick up alot of steering. "Soupy" helped me with caster settings.

As soon as I get my motor rebuilt I'll retune. Right now I'm using the worlds setup as a start (RC8). Only changes are small bore shocks and 7/5/3 in the diffs. Yes I did the steering mod, we'll see how it works. I'm sure theres plenty of speed left to find.

I'm not really going to ditch the RC8. But I'm going to get another buggy and keep this one running as a backup, or not if its faster. Doesn't make sense to have two identical cars when one might be faster under certain conditions.

I don't want to keep missing races cause something broke in practice. It would be nice to be able to switch to a back-up like "Joey Building a track next to the track Platinum" and "Soupy".


That silver BOB at the race looked nice in turns 1,2,3.
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Old 01-05-2009, 05:53 AM   #32
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sounds good! i will be snagging some bb's very soon. what is funny is that the associated sponsored guy at the race saturday was running 5/5/5, go figure?
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Yeah, figures. I'll go back to 5/5/5 once I'm ok with my suspension setup. Maybe last time I used 5/5/5 something may have been wrong.

I love the rip 7/5/3 gives exiting a turn. If the car understeers on exit, I pin it. If its loose on exit I pin it! I didn't lose much turn in so I might stay 7/5/3. Hopefully the steering mod works.

How many sponsored guys were at the track. Sheesh, are the giving away T-shirts or something?


Next car needs to have excessive amounts of off power steering so I can dial it out. Understeer gets real old quick.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:51 AM   #34
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there were a few! i was fighting oversteer all day. my buggy is opposite of yours.
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:59 AM   #35
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How's that possible? The setups are too similar. We'll have to trade setups after I see if my new settings work.

Its just possible I like oversteer. I allways wait for it to kick on exit, And if it deosn't I'm dissappointed. El drifto?
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how "full" do you fill your diffs when building them? what brand oil do you use? that could be part of the difference.
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Ofna or AE oil. Guess I should try 5/5/5 Mugen or something. I fill just till the spider gears are submerged. I just downloaded xrays manual and they say only to fill to the cross. whOOps.
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i had a feeling that's what you were going to say. i always fill mine to the top of the pins(halfway) and i only use ae oils for diffs and shocks. no exceptions.
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Ofna and AE use different systems of measurement for oil. AE 5000 is not the same as Ofna. You stick to one brand so your setup is consistant. I would also stick with AE since you drive AE. AE oil is very different from Mugen, they both use differnt measures as well. I can't find HB diff oil so I use all Mugen in my shocks and Diffs, since Mugen uses the same measurement as HB. Oh and yes only fill with oil until it just covers the pins.


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+1 theo!
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well, one of my friends has an 808 and we can't get any steering out of it.. Don't say I didn't tell you so...
Tighten up the servo saver, thats the thing that gives you steering, or try a servo with at least 100 OZ torque. something is seriously wrong if your buddy cant get stearing out of his 808
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Servo saver is tight, servo is an Ace 1015..I believe that is 200 oz/6v at .10 sec? I give up.
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Servo saver is tight, servo is an Ace 1015..I believe that is 200 oz/6v at .10 sec? I give up.


Have you checked the EPA's on the radio

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My 808 will turn inside anything....
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Yup, My diffs are overfilled! Thanks guys. I'll order more AE fluid if thats the hot ticket.

I'll pass the ofna stuff down to Joey.
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