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Old 08-19-2010, 08:24 PM   #1
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I finally feel like i am getting good enough to tell a difference in car setup , so i want to start making small changes to see if i can get a better setup . I have the basics such as shocks & diffs set up pretty good but am wondering what moving the camber links around on the towers does . If i want more rear traction should i move it down , up or in or out ? Is there some reading material on set up i can get ? Thanks for the help in advance .
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Might not be a 100% respnse to ur ? but DRAKE has some set up tips on youtube heres a few btw it dont have to be a losi to follow these easy tips!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H99PKqsUZjA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6WHG...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjxxeJgrq5c

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWvdz...eature=related


hope Drake helped you out!
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Camber links in general = the shorter the link, the more camber action (how much camber changes thru the suspension cycle), moving up or down changes when the camber cycles.

It's always a comprimise, and takes testing to know the feel. Personally I like as short of a linkas I can, usually as low on the tower as I can. This makes the back of the car very aggresive with grip on the power, and makes it feel good in the rough. But if it is too short, the car does snap allot if grip is in-consistant.

General rule of thumb, shorter on rough, higher grip - longer on smoother, low grip
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So if i am on a loose track with inconsistent traction i should try moving the links in on the towers . Should i put it up , down or middle ? Also should i use the outer hole on the hub ? Thanks for the help guys .
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So if i am on a loose track with inconsistent traction i should try moving the links in on the towers . Should i put it up , down or middle ? Also should i use the outer hole on the hub ? Thanks for the help guys .
When you do that ur camber links will be all out of wack. Honestly i would run stock holes and get a camber gauge and gor about -2 or -3 degrees and try it out. If your not getting bite try diffrent oils in diffs and tires.
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So if i am on a loose track with inconsistent traction i should try moving the links in on the towers . Should i put it up , down or middle ? Also should i use the outer hole on the hub ? Thanks for the help guys .
Do yourself the biggest favor ever. Go to rcamerica.com and download the hudy set-up book. This will tell you both the pros and cons for every single set-up change you can make. This book IS THE BIBLE for 1/8 scale offroad
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When you do that ur camber links will be all out of wack. Honestly i would run stock holes and get a camber gauge and gor about -2 or -3 degrees and try it out. If your not getting bite try diffrent oils in diffs and tires.
Why run only the stock set-up? Those hole are there for a reason. I dropped my qualifying time by around 10 sec by dialing in my own set-up and another 10 sec when using the correct tires. Start to mess with your set-up and find the sweet spot where you really like how the car drives.
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Do yourself the biggest favor ever. Go to rcamerica.com and download the hudy set-up book. This will tell you both the pros and cons for every single set-up change you can make. This book IS THE BIBLE for 1/8 scale offroad
Thanks a lot ! Just what i was looking for .
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When you do that ur camber links will be all out of wack. Honestly i would run stock holes and get a camber gauge and gor about -2 or -3 degrees and try it out. If your not getting bite try diffrent oils in diffs and tires.
I have camber & ride height gauges & i would re set camber after moving the camber links . I have the car really close , just looking for a slight edge over the others .
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I have camber & ride height gauges & i would re set camber after moving the camber links . I have the car really close , just looking for a slight edge over the others .
Yes, after any camber link adjustment, reset your camber.
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Yes, after any camber link adjustment, reset your camber.
Oh yea , that's what i was saying in reply to nitro saying my links would be all out of wack .Thanks
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