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Old 07-09-2006, 09:23 AM   #2281
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go to http://www.jamminproducts.com/setups.htm and check out chad bradley's version 2 standard setup. it works very well for me on varying tracks. macnkitty also has hit the nail on the head i believe with there not being enough dampening (too light a shock oil) to slow down the rebound and compression speed of the shock because of the heavy spring you're using (the blue ofna big bore spring is the heaviest one out of the 3, red is medium and yellow is soft). a question for you: are you on the throttle through these bumps you're having trouble with? if so, you may want to go to less anti-squat...that will allow the rear end to absorb bumps better when you're on the throttle. good luck!
i have tried all ranges of throttle. full,med,slow and it is the worst full throttle that takes the buggy into flips and rolls, med will do more front wheele stand and slow i get more spinning out and harder to control
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i have tried all ranges of throttle. full,med,slow and it is the worst full throttle that takes the buggy into flips and rolls, med will do more front wheele stand and slow i get more spinning out and harder to control
To start with I'd go up to 35 weight oil in the rear and lift your ride height a little in the rear. Go back to full droop in the rear. If this helps but you want to go further use a harder set of springs on the rear and go up another 5 or 10 weight in the oil.
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If this helps but you want to go further use a harder set of springs on the rear and go up another 5 or 10 weight in the oil.
harder springs? that's a no no. with harder springs the rear end will get even more bouncy, which is the opposite of what he wants it to do.
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Old 07-09-2006, 02:49 PM   #2284
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It will only get more bouncy if you don't compensate with additional damping.
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:17 PM   #2285
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It will only get more bouncy if you don't compensate with additional damping.
only up to 35? more like 45.
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:19 PM   #2286
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hey guys,

here are a couple of pics of a track that i'm working on for my 1/8 rigs. should be looking nice after the summer.
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Old 07-09-2006, 05:19 PM   #2287
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here are two more.
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Old 07-09-2006, 06:44 PM   #2288
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only up to 35? more like 45.
I said start with 35 and blue springs then if you change to white springs (or whatever colour your hard springs are) go up another 5 or 10 weight in oil.
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I said start with 35 and blue springs then if you change to white springs (or whatever colour your hard springs are) go up another 5 or 10 weight in oil.
gotcha.
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Old 07-10-2006, 02:51 PM   #2290
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Guys,


Im needing a body for my Jammin FTE but on the local hobby shop here just have the Proline Crowd Pleazer for Ofna Hyper ... it will fit the Jammin or not ?, i dont have time for ordering something to USA or another shop outside this city, im without body and have a race this weekend ...

thanks for your opinions,
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Old 07-10-2006, 05:22 PM   #2291
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any body should work, it's just that it might not fit that well. you will have to do some custom body fitting.
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so, i'll be trying out a new, homegrown setup this saturday at the races. please try to understand my logic:

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Stock Blue springs
35wt oil
1mm droop
2 stage pistons, Easier compression, harder rebound
Just above bones level
Middle hole in steering plate

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White hard springs
45wt oil
1mm droop
2 stage pistons, Harder compression, easier rebound
Bones level


so, my track is flat except for 3 wooden ramps, launching you no higher than 2 feet into the air, so i don't have to worry about jumps and bumps. but i have been noticing since i have had the buggy that the front end really shoots into the air when i hit the gas, which probably takes away from acceleration. plus, i'd like to have more steering without going to a lighter weight front diff oil. this is where my logic begins. if it is easy for the car to shift its weight to the front wheels (since i have the front shock pistons set to compress easily) when entering a turn (since i'm braking), i should have more traction on the front tires thus yielding more grip/steering. then to fix the problem of the front raising during acceleration, if i have the front pistons set to be harder to rebound than compress combined with the droop, the front should stay low when i gas it. also, since the rear shocks are set to be harder to compress than rebound, it should keep the chassis level during acceleration. so, do you get my drift? and do you think it'll work?
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can u describe the 2 stage shock piston.. or got any picture
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macnkitty2002,
I think you might be onto something there buddy.
The logic behind what you are saying seems to be good.
How will the buggy feel when throwing it into a corner with soft compression?
I think it would feel soggy when the weight transfers from the centre to the side as the compression is soft which will make the car lose cornering stability and in turn losing steering.
Just a thought mate but please let us know how it goes.
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You will probably find the rear of the car is too loose and it won't accelerate as hard through the loss of rear traction.
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