Originally posted by dameetz
One more thing for Pyramid, yes all my cars are fitted with front diff. When you mention 15000 diff oil is this for front or rear? At the moment all my caster clips are at the rear (as per stock set up) and I thought all this while when you put the caster towards the rear it will give me more steering.
Hi, about the diff, is your friends G4 also using front diff? There is no significant way for not using the sponge to get more steering throw... It is there to cover the dirt entering your steering servo saver block.
15000 is for the rear with front one way configuration. How tight and technical your track is? less than 22x46m with 2.8m in field? Anyway, if the are tight and a lot of sharp corners, dont you think that one way will help you turn tighter?
In case you have time, try the stock set up with the following guidelines/changes in mind (yes, using front 1way),
Front Toe Out: -0.5 deg
Caster clips: 2mm in front (increase that until 4mm on track when you need more steering)
Ride height (measure using/in hudy setup): Front: 7, Rear: 7
Droop (measure using Hudy block): Front 3, Rear 4
Tires diameter (with -1 deg camber cut): Fr 61cm, Rr 62cm
Track widht: Fr 199, Rr 200
Rear Diff Oil: 15000 (or 10000 for easier drive)
All other not mention above, please refer to standard setup including 60w shock oil and standard silver springs. I do not know about mugen shock, but I try Associated shock and found wierd feeling/balance between front and rear due to that springs is too long. I mean, the front spring compreses to far (due to setup ride height and droop) compare to the rear. So I put standard springs back and now realize why they design them short.
In case you put up travel screws (on rear bulkhead), please remove them or just make sure they dont do anything. Furthermore, also remove all O ring in the rear axle and diff joint to make sure there are no binding in suspension movement. Check the front as well.
Last but not least, I dont know if I remember them correctly, make sure you steering linkage (servo horn to servo saver) is measures 30-30.1mm from one end of the plastic ball cup to the other end. This will make the servo horn not in the middle (slightly to the right when the car facing you) which is the correct setup to get even steering radius for turning left and right. You could double check that on Hudy setup. The steering linkage (servo saver block to steering knuckle) is somewhere within 28mm to 29.5mm measure from the bottom ball (not the end) cup to the other bottom end. Those measurement depends on which servo saver block you are using, standard or optional as they are different in widht.
I believe all cars is about balance, especially total weight on each of its tires. So if we spent more time for balancing the car, just making sure left and right is all at the exact measurement, that particular car should be drivable on every tracks. So I always try to use all oil and springs at the same rate for front and rear and try to change other think first. I guess the mugen guys will now try to complain or denfend their tank placements
.. just joking
Sorry for the long reading...