Originally posted by fuse01
yupaz thats the berings i'm currently using. i bought it from rotor singapore made by team magic ..i think.. very cheap if i'm not wrong 4 bearing and spacer under 15 bucks..
the down side is that the car is nolonger super smooth, just smooth... maybe if you clean out the bearings and remove the grease it will be better .. weight? confirm lighter... 1/2 the weight of each original bearing.. x 8 so its a huge saving.
i need some advise. i need to make the car turn in and out sharp. how to do it? i noticed serpent always understeer or else the rear end always swap out understeering. i tried a mtx 2 and it was a beauti to drive as i can point and turn as i wsh on a small track and the pick up is very good too even if the drive train is not smooth.
Thanks for the info on the bearings...
Do you know why the MTX-2 can zip out of the corner in and out fast? The MTX-2 inherently has lower gearing which makes the engine pull the car easy.
In order to improve acceleration, your shocks need to be set right. Just soft enough for traction but not softer that would make the car very lazy and unresponsive. What springs and shock oils are you using? You might want to reduce the shock oil to a lower weight and could try a softer front spring combo. Using a lower weight oil makes the car more responsive. Are you using any sway bars in front?
Note that if your shocks are too soft, it'll be counter productive and that your rear will break traction. Too much of everything is no good.
You can limit the front droop (go to a higher number on the gauge) to counter the weight transfer to the rear to get more on power steering. You can also try later on to increase the rear droop (lower numbers on the gauge) to allow the weight to transfer to the front to get more off power steering. Not so much that your rear will break traction.
Also, have you tried to play around with the caster settings? If you want lots of turn in, you can put the caster blocks in the rear of the arm. But then you'll suffer coming out of the corner.
Have you also check the front and rear gear diffs of the MTX-2? How are they compared to yours?
The only way to get lots of steering into and out of a corner would effectively be using a front one way diff... It'll turn in faster and throttle out of the corner faster also. To compensate for lack of 4WD brakes, you can stiffen the rear that would enable you to dial in your brakes more than you could with a loose rear and a one way front diff.
On sharp corners or apexes, you can increase the caster angle by putting all the caster blocks in front and brake as much as you can on a straight before the sharp corner and turn to throw and swing the rear end of the car around the corner. When your car points to the right direction, you can punch your way out of the corner. That can be an effective on a tight technical track.
But then again you would argue why the MTX-2 does not have to have one way for the front diffs to act the way you want it to...