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Old 01-04-2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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Default Buggy chassis tuning

Hi again everyone, well the second hand car and all the spares I bought have arrived, and it is time to start trying to tune it for me and my local track.
Between the cars I have and the spare parts I will have 5 sets of front and rear shockies, what combination oils and holes should I build?
My local track is what I would consider tight and quick (not fast as no really big straights), it has some sweeping bends with a couple of hair pin corners, but it gets very rough and has low traction apart from when it is watered down.

There is 1 large jump.
I also have a large array of different colored springs, what is recomended?

Also the car came with a large assortment of sway bars both front and rear, what should I fit? and what will the car do with the different bars?

I was emailed some setup sheets so will work off these.

In the spare parts there was a 43t centre diff gear, is this different to standard? and if so what benefit would this have as opposed to standard? (trying to see if I should fit this)

Also there are a few different brake rotors and brake pads, some rotors have what I would describe as cooling fins cut in them, and there are some pads that are material and some that are steel, what should I fit? The brakes do get used a fair bit on the track.

I am basically looking to rebuild it (replacing diff oils so I have a known quantity) and am just trying to figure out what is a good starting point.

I realise Xray oil would be the best for the car but will struggle to justify the cost.
I was thinking of getting something like this
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...30354045wt-2oz
Or
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...25375425wt-2oz

Or are these no good?

And for diff oils.
is it ok to use this brand as opposed to teh higher costing Xray oils?
http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...ial-Oil-5000wt

Thanks in advance from a total tuning rookie, if there are any threads that I can read that will help me in understanding please direct me to them.

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http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/sho...p?file_id=1806

I'd use that set up for your baseline to get you started. I have no experience with x-ray but at least that is a start.

On my jammin x2 buggy I use...

Shock oil = Losi
Diff oil = Accociated

If that helps.

As far as the breaks I use the avid-rc breaks. Find something in what you have that won't fade on a long run or when fuel gets on them.

Looks like the 46 tooth is the stock spur gear. I'm not sure you may want to double check. Again I have no experience with Xray.

http://www.rc-truckncar-tuning.com/r...on-tuning.html

http://teamxray.com/teamxray/product...c0bfc891653599

Read through some of those and learn what things do. Find something drivable and practice practice practice.

I could use some practice myself =P

Hope This helped.
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Old 01-05-2010, 03:57 AM   #3
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Shock and diff fluids are not "brand specific," use what you want. Sometimes they vary from standards just a bit, but not much.

And it might help if you told us what kind of buggy it is...
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And it might help if you told us what kind of buggy it is... [/QUOTE]

From the pics, it looks like an XB8. I had one of these and if you put 7k/7k/1k in the diffs, you WILL have your hands full. I think I ran 5k/5k/5k in the car and even then it was twitchy. In terms of durablity, that car was TOUGH! Turns great too.
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what pics ?
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what pics ?
I'm guessing he means his avatar. lol
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Sorry I swore I saw him say an old xray. So i thought an XB8. Maybe I wasn't so helpful afterall
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Sorry for the late reply everyone, I was dragged away from internet access for a few days with work.

Yes sorry, the car is an XB8TQ.
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