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Old 05-07-2007, 05:47 AM   #1
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Default FASTER TURN IN...???

Hello from sunny Greece!

I am a proud owner of a XRAY TQ but I need some advice in order to make it turn in faster...

My setup is the basic setup for Euro style tracks but I run 3-3-5in the diff and 450 oil in the front suspension and 500 at the back. I use GS silicon oil because I feel more comfortable with their action.

The track that I practise is of medium size with low grip but very bumpy. Do you have any advice in order to make the car turn in faster in the tecnical part of the track???

I hope to hear from you guys as soon as possible!

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first thing I thought of was to move your rear shocks outward on the shock tower, if they aren't already. It won't exactly make the car steer better, but it will loosen up the rear when on power a bit, which may allow for better steering. Don't know if that would help on the track you're describing though.
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Try a shorter/narrower Ackerman setting , it should kick the inner wheel in a bit more and make turn in more aggressive.
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The first two things I would do would be to reduce the caster angle and/or increase the front kick up angle. Using a shorter front camber link would help also, so would shortening the wheelbase (move the front arm spacer to the front side of the arm). For ackerman settings move the steering arms to the rear holes for sharper response.

Make sure to consult the tuning guide in the back of your manual for more ideas as well.
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Change your diffs to 5,5,2 or 3 or 5,7,2 and go lighter in the rear shocks (assuming you are using 1.5 pistons). Your car has the heaviest weight diff oil in the rear diff (should be the lightest) and heavy damping in the rear (rear won't unweight/transfer weight to front on turn entry). Those are both directly affecting your turn in.
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