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Old 11-29-2009, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default Need more steering on my Losi 2.0, whats the best thing to try first?

I was wondering what the most "noticable" adjustments are on a losi 2.0 buggy to play with for more steering, mostly on power? I am running for the most part the adam drake base setup. Thanks! 871
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you could try moving your rear hubs forward....and moving the camber link location in a hole on the rear hubs.

and also switching to this setup is a good idea the shock setup is perfect works almost everywhere. http://www.losi.com/ProdInfo/Files/SetupTruhe.pdf
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try limiting your front droop by 1mm.
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Maybe try adjusting ride height and the sway bars.
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From the std. Drake/Truhe world's setup:

If you want more consistent and linear steering: Raise the front ride height a little. Drake/Truhe ft. shock collar preload is usually around 8mm; go to 10mm.

Reduce front toe out from the +2; down to +1 or even ever so faintly toed in.

Creep up on the rear bar preload 1mm at a time after changing the ft. ride height.

You should see more consistent/linear steering with the front rd.ht. raised a little, combined with the toe out reduction and slightly stiffer rear bar preload you should find a chunk of usable steering.

Also run a a slight rear brake bias and make sure the front won't lock up until you're going really slow on the dirt.
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go to the losi T 2.0 or losi 2.0 thread all the info you need is their also you have a better response. You should list your current setup thus giving a better response hard too tell you what too do if no one knows your current setup. Are you running the stock setup?
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Try the lighter front sway bar.

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chased more steeringin mid corner 4 a long time. on tighter more dry and dusty tracks. found lower camber position on the front tower + front smartdiff to be awsum.run this on all tracks now. just adjust adjust sway bars + centre diff fluid depending on traction
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Tires would be first wouldn't they?
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Thanks for the help. So wow, does sway bar thickness really make a big difference?

mblgjr, how do you adjust sway bar preload?

Thanks again......871
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mblgjr, how do you adjust sway bar preload?
By loosening the setscrew of the bar pivot and sliding it in/out from the end of the bar. Further "in" from the end of the bar will make it more active/stronger. Out at the end/tip is weaker.

Sometimes dropping a bar size and making it more active can have a better feel than a "delayed" larger bar. It's another personal preference/tune point so you'll have to feel your way accordingly.
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how much runtime on the car or how many gallons on it?
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From the std. Drake/Truhe world's setup:

If you want more consistent and linear steering: Raise the front ride height a little. Drake/Truhe ft. shock collar preload is usually around 8mm; go to 10mm.

Reduce front toe out from the +2; down to +1 or even ever so faintly toed in.

Creep up on the rear bar preload 1mm at a time after changing the ft. ride height.

You should see more consistent/linear steering with the front rd.ht. raised a little, combined with the toe out reduction and slightly stiffer rear bar preload you should find a chunk of usable steering.

Also run a a slight rear brake bias and make sure the front won't lock up until you're going really slow on the dirt.
+ 1 on what this guy says. plus maybe put -2 camber up front also.
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If your front CVDs are worn badly the torque on-power can cause your front wheels to straighten out everytime your turning and apply heavy throttle.
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Try the lighter front sway bar.
I would go to a bigger rear sway bar for more on power steering.
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