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Old 06-06-2006, 12:44 PM   #1
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Unhappy Car flips at high speed

Maybe I should expect this, but the smallest rock, or a flick of the steering servo will sometimes send my car flipping at high speed.
I find this very disturbing!
Is there something I could put on the sides of the chassis to stop the flipping.
I am sure getting better at driving will help, but, for now...........?
I am not a pro, I know that, but dont wanna drive too slow either.
Also, bought a temp gauge, the motor got to 320, so I shut it down. It has not got that hot since, but I am worried. It is still being broke in. ABout the 5th tank it did that. I was running rich, as the maunal suggested.
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Old 06-06-2006, 12:56 PM   #2
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If your car flips at high speed (very spectacular... seen some flips like those ones who made the Mercedes at LeMans) could be caused it gets air on the underside.

Put your body as lowest possible and near of the surface (doesn't matter if it scratches a little at first time) to avoid get air and go airborne (brute landings aren't the best friend of your car).

If your car rolls to the side during turning, is called traction roll, this could be solved tunning the suspension and anti-roll bars of your car, please, ellaborate what's happening with your car.

P.S: Pebbles and small stones could cause you to go airborne too.
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Asphalt that has deep bumps and holes can cause your car to grab and flip. Also too high a ride height will also add to your car flipping.

320F is way to hot , richen the motor more and go easy on it , if your flipping your car on break-in sounds like your running it to hard. Normally during break-in you want to do 0-50% throttle blasts for 3 seconds max. Vary it as much as possible.

Try to get the car to run at 200F. Then race tune it max at 250F....anymore and you could blow the motor if you dont know what your doing.
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