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Old 01-08-2010, 08:15 AM   #1
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I would like to hear how some of you setup you buggy, especially the order in which you do it, since one can effect the other so much.

Right now i do it like this:

Wheelbase/ track width
ride height
droop
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toe
steering throw


I Guess it really does not matter when you do you diff and clutch, shock setup, kick and squat. Although i usually have all of this done before i put my buggy up on the setup station.

ETA, kick and squat should be done first, as it will affect ride height.
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You need to spend more time on the track and less time posting on the internet. You over think everything.......just drive.
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Wheel base and rear toe already done on car. Droop, ride height, camber, ride height again, front toe (eye-it), steering throw (eye-it). Job done If i make a set-up change on the suspension (shock position etc) i then go through the process again.
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I start with tires then the diffs and i go from there shocks,chamber this usually works are you can always find someone running the same rig and they can help you with setup.
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I am going to enter my first race tomorrow night. Other then that it is too cold to be running my car right now.

Hey uh, i couldn't convince you to take les miles back could I
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I am going to enter my first race tomorrow night. Other then that it is too cold to be running my car right now.

Hey uh, i couldn't convince you to take les miles back could I
You going to Watson?
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dont you have your own thread?...LOL still making 10 news ones daily....
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You going to Watson?
Are they still going to have the race??? How much does it cost to enter?
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Are they still going to have the race??? How much does it cost to enter?
Yes they are racing starts at noon, and its 15 or 20 to enter.
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I don't do any of that shit. I make sure my buggy is in top operating condition. Make sure the tires are clean after each heat and drive.

If while I'm practicing the car seems tipsy in the rutty section, I may adjust the preload and shock weight in the front.

When I start running in the pro class and feel that if my droop or toe is costing me the race, then I will start doing that.

Just go race and learn to drive, learn the feel of the buggy. Once you start making adjustments on your buggy do them one at a time so you'll know what helps and what doesn't
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