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Old 05-03-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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I have an rc8 rtr and I can't get it to turn near as sharp as some other buggys i've seen. What are some changes I can make that will make it so I can turn sharper? I don't want to buy anything, I just want to make adjustments with what I have.

I'm also bottoming out really bad on one of our home tracks on the big jumps. Would switching from the 1.6mm shock pistons to the 1.4mm ones help this and not make me bounce all over the place.
The track with the big jumps is very smooth, but the other track has some major ruts all over it.
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What are some more details on your set up? Is your RTR new enough to have the updated steering (steering mod) on it? Give a little more set up info and I'm sure someone can get you going in the right direction!
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What are some more details on your set up? Is your RTR new enough to have the updated steering (steering mod) on it? Give a little more set up info and I'm sure someone can get you going in the right direction!
It's only about 2 months old, but I don't think they do the steering mod on the RTR's. I think that's just on the rc8b's. Really the only thing I have done to it, is I moved the battery up front, and put some decent tires on it.
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What shock oil are you using? I know you said you didn't want to buy anything but the steering mod really adds a good bit of steering to the car!
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I don't run AE, but I would try lowering the front and/or raising the rear ride height a little. Also try dialing in a little more rear brake bias. Those are simple things to try at the track. I don't know what you're running for diff set-up either, but going a lower in the front and center will give you more off-power steering.
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This is where all the info is at. Team Associated 1/8 scale Buggy Info and Tips

Setup I would throw this in your car and then tell us what you do or donít like. This is what most of us run. http://67.199.85.166/racing/setups/r...lenge_2010.pdf
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Check your steering endpoint adjustments and make sure they are set right with your radio and servo.
Try changing the caster bushings to the 14's. This helped mine big time!

As for your shocks its hard to say with the RTR shocks. Most guys ran the emulsion shock set up before they had the big bores. But the big bore shocks are the way to go. Other than that check your ride hieght, around 28-29mm I think. You can try stiffer shock springs or thicker shock fluid.
How does your car jump with the current set-up. Is it nose high or down? Do you have to throttle or brake it in the air?

Also its better to set-up your buggy for 80% of the track and not just one part or jump of it.
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