Originally Posted by paul73rc
Hi guys, I have a couple NTC3's and one of them I have a problem with. I noticed it when one day it took a 5m area just to do a u-turn. Not sure if I'm making sense but what I mean it has a lack of steering. I had a look at my other cars and the steering setup looks exact same as eachother but for some reason it doesn't turn good. It is affecting me heaps because in races I can't turn corners at all.
Has anyone had this problem or does someone have a solution to this. I changed the servo, the setup and for some reason it still doesn't turn that much. The angles of the tyres at full turn are shallower than my other NTC3's.
Does someone have a photo of the front of their NTC3 they could post so I can see how it is exactly setup?
Thanks, any help appreciated
Try tightening the the springs in your steering servo saver, if it's loose the front tires don't react quicker when you steer. To do this, there's a small hole under your chassis this is where you use an allen wrench to tighten the springs for your servo saver. If the screw is touching the center shaft cup, try using shorter screw to squeeze the spring or grind down the excess screw with dremel. Of course you have to disassemble the steering to access or replace the screw, or use harder servo saver springs - the same springs used on your ball differentials.
There's another way to increase the steering if the servo saver is not a problem. If you're using front and rear differentials, Tighten the rear ball differential and loosen the front ball differentials.
Before you make any changes, inspect the car. Check your shocks (shock oils, springs, shock shaft, and seals), and ball differentials. Rebuild them if necessary.
Here's more setups you can use to increase the steering.
Toe: increase front toe-out; decrease rear toe-in
Tires: softer front; harder rear.
Shock oil: thinner front; thicker rear.
Shock springs: softer front; harder rear.
Swaybars: remove front sway bar; install rear swaybar.
Ride height: lower front; higher rear
Droop: deacrease front; increase rear.
Caster; decrease front caster.
Weight distribution: add weights in front.
Shock towers: use the hole nearest to the center for the front shocks; and use the outer hole for the rear shocks.
Before you do this setups, do it one at a time and in small increments. Drive your car in the track before you changes on setups until you get the steering you need.