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Old 07-07-2010, 05:28 PM   #1
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I just started racing and waiting for fed ex to drop off my new D8! Was wondering what the guys at my local do to make there cars stick to the track, my old inferno was like it was on ice. So any ideas and comments and everything else would be greatly appreciated.
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Just go to the Hb thread and u will find all the info u need and the stock setup works really good. and welcome to the Hb team.
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I just started racing and waiting for fed ex to drop off my new D8! Was wondering what the guys at my local do to make there cars stick to the track, my old inferno was like it was on ice. So any ideas and comments and everything else would be greatly appreciated.
www.tytessman.com Look at his set ups.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:05 PM   #4
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Thanks alot D and rc That HB site showed alot can't thank you enough!!!!!!
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I just started racing and waiting for fed ex to drop off my new D8! Was wondering what the guys at my local do to make there cars stick to the track, my old inferno was like it was on ice. So any ideas and comments and everything else would be greatly appreciated.
First things first, TIRES ARE 90% OF YOUR SETUP. Go to the local track that you plan to race at and ask around to see what compound and tire that most of the fast guys are running.

I am not trying to be a d*ick about it, just giving you the best advice possible and hoping you will remember it for the rest of your time in the RC hobby.

As far as setups go, try one of the recommended starting setups for the D8. Throwing one of the pro driver setups on it may send you in the wrong direction. Some of those guys run their cars so aggressive that they are often times, more difficult to drive than the box stock car! Either way, get some good tires, and go have a blast!
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As far as setups go, try one of the recommended starting setups for the D8. Throwing one of the pro driver setups on it may send you in the wrong direction. Some of those guys run their cars so aggressive that they are often times, more difficult to drive than the box stock car! Either way, get some good tires, and go have a blast!
+1, def if your new to this. i like mine aggressive but when i was starting i couldnt drive with pro driver setups...
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+1, def if your new to this. i like mine aggressive but when i was starting i couldnt drive with pro driver setups...
+1 I like mine pretty aggressive too, but the pro setups might be too aggressive for someone just starting out. The pro setups are always going to make the car real twitchy.
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I just started racing and waiting for fed ex to drop off my new D8! Was wondering what the guys at my local do to make there cars stick to the track, my old inferno was like it was on ice. So any ideas and comments and everything else would be greatly appreciated.
D8 setups are here. I would highly recommend using the "designer suggested setup" of Josh Alton. I've been running that basic setup on my car for several months now and it works at all three of the local tracks I race at. The only issue is that this setup leaves the front dogbones really close to the end of the drive cups. You can limit the droop, put on the WCE CVDs or replace the front CVDs with something else to fix that problem. I made a few minor changes from that setup that I'll be glad to share with you if you are interested. Good luck.

Also, if you look through the D8 thread on here Smiley has posted some setups that work well.
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i run tessmans basic setup, tried a few different ones but allways go back to it
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Thanks alot you guys I already purchashed the axels and servo horn. So far with my kyosho I have tried 3 different types of proline tires and think I am going to try one of ty's set ups.
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Thanks alot you guys I already purchashed the axels and servo horn. So far with my kyosho I have tried 3 different types of proline tires and think I am going to try one of ty's set ups.
i see youre in socal. what tracks you run at?
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Hey fat daddy I have been going to Green Flag and Rev Raceway.
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If you come to rev I can help you out with the car
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Having probs with air leak on motor wont make it on thursday.
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Having probs with air leak on motor wont make it on thursday.
Seal it up.
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