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Old 04-19-2010, 08:32 PM   #1
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I have my first race coming up....and it seems like when I get on a tacky prepped track, my car traction rolls instead of sliding into a corner nicely. If I get to this track all prepped out and start traction rolling, what are the best adjustments to make? Losi 2.0, cityblock front Ibeam rear, Drake setup

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lower the ride height and ad a degree or 2 of camber.
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Lower ride height would really help with stability. To fine tune it, it will take a lot of trial and errors. Once you find that perfect dialed setup be sure to write it down and also the weather/track conditions.
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Try a harder compound tire.
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lower the ride height and ad a degree or 2 of camber.
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I would adjust camber first though.
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:40 AM   #6
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This is your FIRST race? Im gonna say, stop worrying about set up. MY OPINION - learn how to drive and understand setup before you start screwing on stuff in the middle of race day. I run drake standard setup without the V2 (don't like it). But I sure as hell would not try new setups on race day with out knowing what and how it will effect the car. 2 summers ago, I was just sliding all over the place, and 3 Losi drivers told me to slow down, sliding in and out of corners is the second worst way to lose time per lap. According to them, you want traction you can go through corners faster, and accelerate faster out of corners.
That's just what was told to me by PRO drivers and it has made a big difference, I can actually some what hold a line with out sliding all over the place.
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Try slowing down in the corners.

If you really want it to slide, you can try any of these: take some droop out of the rear, stiffer swaybar, less rear toe, stiffer rear shocks, rear brake bias, shorter rear camber link, lower the inside end of the rear camber link... any of those will take away rear side-bite.

Frankly, you have a problem that I only wish I had. Too much traction is against my religion! I don't believe there is such a thing!
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Try slowing down in the corners.
+100000000000000. Be a lot smoother on the steering inputs as well. This will help you in both tacky and dry conditions.
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Take the front brake rotor off.
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Frankly, you have a problem that I only wish I had. Too much traction is against my religion! I don't believe there is such a thing!
You obviously haven't driven on astro-turf . If it is rolling whilst going into a corner try and focus hard on how the suspension is working. It might be so stiff that it has no chance to compress and absorb the grip. Then again it might be sooooo 'wallowy' (sp?) that it flips and rolls over. Best bet would be to use a small pin tyre or cut blocks/spikes off the outside of each tyre. As said try stiffer roll bars, heavier oil in the shocks etc.
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Take the front brake rotor off.
Let's hope he doesn't take that seriously...
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It's your 1st race have fun and go slower than you think you should.Just make it around the track and stay calm if you can.I was in your shoes a year ago in the nitro department,and didn't even know there was so much to dial in on a nitro car.I have surely learned alot this past year, as will you,there are alot of good people in this sport that will teach you.I'm no pro just my 2cents.
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Hey thanks for all the help....It will help alot!
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Wider hubs, stiffer sway bars, harder tires, move the shocks to the outer hole on the arms, less rear toe and more camber..
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my first adjustment is more camber.
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