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Old 09-30-2011, 08:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Randy Caster View Post
Crap, I didn't even realize the axles were offset. Wondering now if I've been running the trailing, forward, or the ultra-dialed staggered setup
This is what I was running
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:06 AM
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Both of my axles were forward like they should be. Either I got lucky, or just totally forgot it was a tuning option
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Old 09-30-2011, 09:17 PM
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I'll be running Airland tomorrow with the TS-201+5 buggy

(I stretched one of my buggies 5mm we'll see how it goes)
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Originally Posted by Randy Caster View Post
Both of my axles were forward like they should be. Either I got lucky, or just totally forgot it was a tuning option
You got lucky......
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Old 09-30-2011, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
I'll be running Airland tomorrow with the TS-201+5 buggy

(I stretched one of my buggies 5mm we'll see how it goes)
Let me know how you like the longer chassis, I have a RC-201+8 chassis made up and ready to go, but am trying to figure out my big bore setup before I worry about chassis testing.
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The +5 works really good. Airland was a little low on traction Saturday so Sunday we went to SDRC to do some more testing and I was turning low 16's. (16.05 being my best)

On another note I changed the rear shock set up to 3x1.15 hole pistons and WOW! I want to work on the front shocks now as the car has gone back having more rear grip.

Also with the +5 set up I took out the 28g of weight by the battery thus having the battery all the way forward.

I will try to get a set up sheet done tonight.
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Originally Posted by Racecrafter View Post
The +5 works really good. Airland was a little low on traction Saturday so Sunday we went to SDRC to do some more testing and I was turning low 16's. (16.05 being my best)

On another note I changed the rear shock set up to 3x1.15 hole pistons and WOW! I want to work on the front shocks now as the car has gone back having more rear grip.

Also with the +5 set up I took out the 28g of weight by the battery thus having the battery all the way forward.

I will try to get a set up sheet done tonight.
Looking forward to the setup sheet. I ran SDRC on Saturday (idler let go before the races started ). I had great forward bite but lacked on and especially off power steering (turn in, mid, and out) running Bar Codes. I'm not running any additional weight and the batteries are in the middle. I'll start playing around with that next week provided the gears get here in time.
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Hi,
i'm here to ask some help to clarify a setting that is present on the Set Up sheet but that i don't know how to deal with it.
The "Trailing Axle" setting on top of the sheet.... any help would be very appreciated.
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Originally Posted by wildwillydriver View Post
Hi,
i'm here to ask some help to clarify a setting that is present on the Set Up sheet but that i don't know how to deal with it.
The "Trailing Axle" setting on top of the sheet.... any help would be very appreciated.
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That refers to what we were discussing a few posts back..... the front axles (which have a machined offset) can be installed into the steering arms in one of two ways...forward or more towards back. Forward has less "trailing" built in.
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Forgive my ignorance but what is, "trailing?"
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Originally Posted by madweazl View Post
Forgive my ignorance but what is, "trailing?"
No worries..... there are typically two types of axle set ups on the front of 2wd buggies. Inline and trailing........ inline is when the axle centerline is directly lined up with the vertical kingpin of the steering "knuckle" or "arm". When its a trailing axle, it means that the axle is "behind" the kingpin. If you pull the wheel off and look at the axle directly from the side, you will see that the Tamiya is a trailing axle set up....
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Thanks! I'll have to check out how I have them installed. If I'm trying to pick up additional steering (turn in isnt terrible but mid and coming off pushes pretty bad both on and off power), the trailing setup would be beneficial?
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Thanks for bringing up the front axle adjustment. I was running the ultra-dialed stagger setup and never would have caught it had y'all not brought it up. Much appreciated.
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Stagger setup?
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Originally Posted by madweazl View Post
Stagger setup?
I was just wondering the same thing.

Must be pretty special if it's ultra dialed
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