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Old 03-22-2009, 03:15 AM   #1
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What kind of adjustments can I may to my Bandit to improve high speed handling? It has no problem making turns at low speed but once I let loose on the throttle, its more like Im simply suggesting the car go in that direction but its really up to the Bandit.

The conditions I normally drive it on is gravel or loose/packed dirt and everything is still stock on the car itself.

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The Bandit is a great basher, but is not known for good handling. It really depends on traction and motor... with buggies in general you need to slow down for turns and sometimes use the brakes before entering them.

You also need tires to match the ground conditions. Mostly changing the rears to meet your needs. If the rear tires have too much traction, then you will tend to "push" in the corners(wheels turn but car doesnt).

Remember too that trucks and buggies handle very differently.


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Yeah Ive noticed that it handles better at low speeds, but Ive been playing with the front suspension, trying different spacers on the spring on the shock and switching between the two positions on the stock A-arms.

Currently I have the stock tires still. When I go on R&R in a month or so, tires are on my list of R/C parts to bring back with me. Right now I dont get hardly any push, especially not on the few paved areas of my motor pool. Unless I go real easy on the throttle, prepare to fishtail in place. lol.

Ive not driven any trucks, though so I cant really compare how they handle or whatever.

Once I have my aluminum shock towers, Im going to try out different positions for the front shock, and continue to try different spring tensions to try and keep the front tires down. So far my efforts in regards to that have only cause the front end to just bounce into the air. Bleh.
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Maybe try a softer spring in the front to lessen the rebound.


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