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Old 03-27-2004, 08:03 AM
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I think I've helped my little problem that I was having with thr rythem sections. I went from 5 degree kick up all the way to 10. put in a one way and learned to drive it a little better. I think I may want to limit my front shocks a little more though to take away some travel. That may help keep the front tires off the landing a little longer. The car ran very well last night though.
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Old 03-27-2004, 08:06 AM
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Originally posted by mike_Webb
Should of heard the noise it made when it cracked . I bet people a block away could hear the crack!!!
I bet. There was a guy that snapped the front of a t4 chassis right after they came out like that at our track.
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Old 03-27-2004, 08:11 AM
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Thumbs down CHASSIS PROBLEM

A Losi on road racer had a similar problem with his tournig car!
Turned out to be the screws in the rear shock tower were too
short--he broke two chassis before we firgured it out.
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Old 03-28-2004, 04:48 AM
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What advantages does limiting the travel in the shocks have?

I was watching one of the mod guys today and his car was incredibly tight when everyone elses was a bit loose like mine. I asked someone and he said that the guy had been playing with internal shock limiters... Other than that his setup was very similar to everyone elses...
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Old 03-28-2004, 02:39 PM
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If you add limiters to the rear, under braking less weight will be transferred to the front, making the rear end more stable, if you add limiters to the front more weight will stay at the front under power, because the front end cant rise as much, giving more on power steering

it can also help stop traction rolling
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Old 03-28-2004, 04:41 PM
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Any suggestions on a starting point? I need to get a bit more forward traction but would like the car to roll less generally.
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Old 03-29-2004, 12:07 AM
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Try some tapper pins up front or make bk bar fronts. Also either unthread the shock ends in the front about a turn. As far as the roll sway bars is one alternative, although I would suggest running associated #2 pistons all the way around with 32.5 in the front and 30wt in the rear. Try a resilient limiter I have seen kinwald with internal springs. For your front internal limiter stack two o rings.
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Old 04-01-2004, 08:32 PM
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The summer outdoor season is starting up here in the midwest and that means another season with the 4wd is about to start. Here at Coyote Hobbies it appears that the class is going to grow a bit from last year which is a good thing.

If anyone hasn't heard the X5 conversion fo the XX-4 is due out sometime this summer. Information on 4wdrc.com (I think that's right) can be found about the car. It's been running in the region. I haven't got to see it yet but reports from friends say it's coming along good and showed major improvement from it's earlier stages. I put one on of the conversions on pre-order to try out when it's available. Should be fun.

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In the rear with the 1.0" rear shafts I start with zero internal limiting on the bottom outside shock location and .050" limiting on the inner shock location.

In the front on the inside shock position with the 7.5deg kickup you will want to start with about .090" on the inner location and 0-.050" on the outside. With the 10F kickup you will want to increase limiting by about .050" (I forget the exact measurement but that is really close).

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Old 04-01-2004, 08:38 PM
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Originally posted by jkerr0043
I went from 5 degree kick up all the way to 10. put in a one way and learned to drive it a little better.
10F will go through the bumps better and I think it helps the car jump better and adds a bit of mid corner steering which I like too. I very rarely run anything less.

For that probably with the rear end not carrying over the rythm section maybe you should add some suspension pack the rear to help the rear end "fly" a bit higher.
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I went to a smaller piston and this week I'm going to try to add some limiters to the rear. I'm thinking if I can keep the rear tires up in the air, it may keep them from bouncing off the top of the lander.
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Also just tap the brakes in the air.
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Not much time to do that. 6" tall whoops 12" apart. Only in the air for a split second. But I'll try.
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Old 04-03-2004, 12:38 PM
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You can add weight to the front to get it to drop quicker...
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Good idea. I think I'll try moving the batts forward too. Didn't like it last time I did that but I wasn't running a oneway then.
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Old 04-07-2004, 10:53 PM
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Hey guys,

what does the forward mounting hole for the steering rack do?

give/take away steering.

Thanks

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