Originally Posted by didrace
Guys i do have the front shocks both front and rear. The caster i do have i think its 22 degrees. it is the standard caster that comes with the buggy.. as for the springs i did use the high rate ones from losi..these springs are used in the oval cars that losi used to make. I dont think they have so much k constant as the kyosho ones though..
Yes i had a basic camber and toe ine setup. i did have 3 degrees rear and 2 in the front and 2.5 toe for rear and 2 toe out in the front..
As for the differential lock i can use 500 000 oil which almost makes solid instead of using putty.. isnt that ok?
My chuckling is not out of disrespect.........it's almost a reaction from my pain the other day when I encountered the same 'spinning' scenario. I was using some old GRP tires to breakin a new motor. Could NOT accelerate without the car 'swapping ends'. Spooky told me to try limbering up the 'old' rubber with a treatment of SIMPLE GREEN (cleaner). Give that a try or take up 'drifting'...
Use some new Sweeps when you get ready to race though!!!!
As for the caster angle, you've got the worst of the bunch on there.....the stock GT caster I've been told is supposed to be about 17 deg. The 'options' for the buggies are 20 and 22 deg and neither of those is what you want when you start trying to stick the car in a turn and try to outrun another car. I am totally disenchanted with the excessive caster that Kyosho refuses to remedy. The Serpent GT has options to minimize the caster and the TeamC is even 'outslithering' the Snakes when their amazing caster dives in....under the Cobra. If you're going to run it as a GT, I'd be trying to minimize that caster.
Just a 'hint' ; your emails and phone calls to Kyosho fall on deaf ears to ask for the 'relevant' changes needed for the Kyosho GT <<<<<notice SHORT chassis emphasis !!!!......to compete with Serpent and TeamC.
And to conclude.....my perfect Kyosho GT car would be purchased as a
1) short chassis
2) reduced caster specs (somewhere around 12 deg not 17, 20 or 22)
3) the improved 'bonded brakes' (where 1 set is quite sufficient)
4) motor mounts w/out motor on car
5) CVDs installed at all wheels
6) increased options for gearing the '2-shoe' transmission
7) and 777 steering setup
8) a 'short' body........or not, I love the PF8 just fine
9) NO Kyosho wheels or tires please
Call it the 'Naked Racer', like the 'Superbike' builders, no frills....all business !!!
WOW...that felt good to unload that.........I hope it benefits a GTer or more.
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