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Old 06-09-2010, 12:48 PM   #16
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You maybe shouldn't compare an Electric vs Nitro here. Electrics are heavier and I've been told that the extra weight helps them turn better. On a related note, people add weights to 1/10 buggies to make them turn better.

Have you compared the turning radius to your friend's electric? If they're the same (they should be), then actually you may be wanting more rotation - which is the back end coming around (sliding some). To get more rotation, you can change the diff fluids and shock locations/fluids.

I don't remember which way to go with the fluids to get more rotation (it might be thicker diff fluid in the rear). I've got a center SmartDiff in my 2.0 and turning/rotation is incredible with it.
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about a week or 2 ago, my truggy also seemed to not want to turn at all.
then the servo that was in there broke (jr9100)

which i replaced with a low budget hitec (65.00) and still had a problem. (i think it was a 6545 or something to that effect)

the low budget servo broke in about a day.

the servo was replaced with a hitec 7950,
while i was installing the new servo, i also replaced the bearings in the steering uprights(the pieces the ackerman connects to) replaced the servo saver with the aluminum losi version, as well as put a new plastic piece on (the piece under the servo saver, im not sure of the name of it)

i did no other modifications, and now the truggy will turn anywhere i want it to turn, its a completly different machine ! it completly caught me off guard
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about a week or 2 ago, my truggy also seemed to not want to turn at all.
then the servo that was in there broke (jr9100)

which i replaced with a low budget hitec (65.00) and still had a problem. (i think it was a 6545 or something to that effect)

the low budget servo broke in about a day.

the servo was replaced with a hitec 7950,
while i was installing the new servo, i also replaced the bearings in the steering uprights(the pieces the ackerman connects to) replaced the servo saver with the aluminum losi version, as well as put a new plastic piece on (the piece under the servo saver, im not sure of the name of it)

i did no other modifications, and now the truggy will turn anywhere i want it to turn, its a completly different machine ! it completly caught me off guard
Well my truggy has always felt this way and the servo hasn't died yet so i'm (hoping) its not that. I just replaced the bearings in the steering so we'll see if that'll help. Servo saver looks ok to me. I'm gonna fine tune it at the races this weekend.
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Even though it is a strong servo, with the weight of the truck on the ground it still may not be reaching full throw. Just something to check....try adding some endpoints while it on the ground and see if the is an increase.Also, maybe check and see if you have the speed of the servo turned down in the radio settings...
Speed of the servo turned down in radio? I have a spektrum Dx3s. Where is there a setting for servo speed? Are you talking about framerate? I'm set to 11ms which is fast as the telemetry receiver will give me.
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i have found that adjusting the rear droop makes a HUGE difference....basically, you are going to let the back end come up a little more to throw more weight on the front end, helping the tires do their job in pulling it around. try 1/2 turn increments at a time
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