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Old 11-20-2008, 08:02 AM   #1
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Default B4 with lipo without weight

does anyone like the car better with or with out added weight
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:10 AM   #2
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does anyone like the car better with or with out added weight

Jumps better without the weight but it is way loose on power and especially over those rolling tables at the end of the straight.

Just try it and form your own opinion. everybody is different
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:29 AM   #3
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Iv tested both ways , lite gains forward traction but less side bite...

In the end a light car will wheelie , losses on power steering ..


a lite car does jump and land better....

I settle with making my ride total weight at 58 oz....

Not so much a faster car @ 58oz, but it is more consistent and delivers better over all total lap count....

If you wish to experiment yourself with a lighter ride I suggest>>>

lower the ride height
loosen the slipper
switch silver rear spring for the green
zero anti-squat
switch Cvd and try the dogbones
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Old 11-20-2008, 09:56 AM   #4
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I like my car lighter. My car right now is 1512g / 54oz.

I also changed the setup all around to make the car as good and as easy to drive as it was before with the NIMH.

Here is mainly what I changed.
Lighter shock oil in the rear
Black rear springs
0 degree anti squat
Still have the 1oz in front of the transmission for the rear traction

I do find myself running a more aggresive rear tire. When most guys are running Pink Tapers I am either using a full new pink taper or a BK bar.
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Old 11-20-2008, 10:16 AM   #5
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With a lipo my buggy was 3oz under min weight. I added enough to be legal and then adjusted my setup from there. So far I like it. Seems the biggest changes I made included lighter oil, step lighter on the springs, and changing the roll center a bit at each end.

To help with the tendency to wheely the car on full power, I have always run stiffer springs in the back to keep the nose more planted. That seems to help a lot.

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Old 11-20-2008, 10:24 AM   #6
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It totally depends on the track and if you are running stock or mod. If you are at a very high traction blue groove or clay track in the stock class go as light as possible to maximize power to weight with the limited power available. If you are running mod, add weight to get maximum corner speed. And if you are on a loose track, add weight to gain corner speed no matter what class you run.

In short, I keep the weight off if running stock on high traction and add it everywhere else.

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My experience is that in low traction (outdoor dusty or loose dirt) the added weight is better. In high traction conditions (indoor moist clay or carpet) lighter weight is better.
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