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Old 02-25-2005, 05:34 PM   #391
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Are the front Universals the same as the rear universals?
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Old 03-01-2005, 11:56 AM   #392
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barnracer - The best way to think about it..longer or higher rear link is stiffer, shorter or lower link is softer.

MMor - No, they're different lengths.

Congratulations to Jammin' team driver Adam Drake for qualifying third at this year's The Dirt Nitro Challenge, the biggest gas race EVER!
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Old 03-01-2005, 02:02 PM   #393
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Where would this be an advantage?
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Old 03-01-2005, 04:46 PM   #394
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Do you set ride height by shock collor or with ride height screws in the a-arms?
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Old 03-01-2005, 04:58 PM   #395
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the shock collars.
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Old 03-01-2005, 05:02 PM   #396
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The best way to think about it..longer or higher rear link is stiffer, shorter or lower link is softer.
so this a very good set-up..??
- longer / higher link (stiffer) is for front, to get more steering
- shorter / lower link (softer) is best on the rear can get more traction
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Old 03-01-2005, 05:26 PM   #397
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A softer link in the front will give it more steering, but a longer link will smooth out steering for blue groove type tracks.

A stiffer link in the rear will help stop the rear from dumping in high speed corners and help the car rotate with corner speed. A softer rear link will go through bumps better and make the car square up exiting corners.

I went to a stiffer link in the rear (raised the inside of the rear camber link one hole) at the Nitro Challenge to help the car stay flat while exiting corners.

When I said higher, I meant higher only on the inside. Low on the outside or high in the inside = stiff High on the ouside or low on the inside = soft.

lmslms - The screws in the arms change your total downtravel, which is a completely different adjustment. Downtravel is often referred to as "droop"; those are droop screws.

slrguy - Did that clear up your question?

arghh - There's no magic setup..it's all about the track, your driving style, and the rest of your car setup.
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Aaron - how'd you do at the Dirt this weekend? Also, what happend to Drake in the main? I hear he got hacked a bit.
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AW / buggyman, I'm familiar with droop screws and the like. Some folks I've bumped into have a differing opinion, and I was looking for second opinions.
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i know that X1CR caster is control by the arm holder A or B and can get a lot of steering with that.. anyway what do you think of using the 20 or 22 degree hub (convert using kyosho or hyper's c-hub). what would be happen with steering / handling
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Breakin - I was in the C-main..and had my share of bad luck. This was my first big race in 1/8th scale and my lack of experience showed..

..that said, such a performance at the Nationals in April would have qualified me for the Worlds, so I'm not too sad about it.

Drake ran well at the Nitro Challenge. His qualifying efforts were AWESOME, and he didn't do too bad in the main either. There was some paint-swapping, but it's all good.

arghh - Caster has its biggest effect on how the car enters and exits the corner. More caster makes the car turn in harder and have less steering coming out of the corner, and the opposite is true as well. I have been running the B block on my car and love it.
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Aaron - yeah, making the C was pretty good considering the competition. I found a list of the mains after I posted my question and I saw some pretty big names below you.
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slrguy - Did that clear up your question?
No. I was asking about the new torsion diffs released for the Jammin, specifically the center diff and how well it works. I understand that the torsion diff almost locks up tight on full power and no lock off power. How well does this work using a center torsion diff with the front and back as regular diffs? Any advantage?
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Breakin - There were too many above me for my liking..haha. I'm working on that.

slrguy - Ooooh..haha.

I'm still relatively new to 1/8th scale but I'll give this one a shot; a center diff that locks up under power should help give the car more drive out of the corner, but it's going to hurt the car over bumps. When you're not on power and the diff "loosens" up, it should help the car go over bumps...I just don't know what that's going to do to off-power steering.

No one really runs Torsions anymore. Some of the Kyosho guys were running LSD's in the front to get steering, but that's about it.
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The screws in the arms change your total downtravel, which is a completely different adjustment. Downtravel is often referred to as "droop"; those are droop screws.
what do you think of the standard downtravel.. is it enough or better to dremel the chassis droop screw tab and get more droop
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