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Old 05-06-2004, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default XXX BK2 Set up info...

I am curious what set ups are out there. i have ran the drake set up and didn't like it. I am looking for a set up that is planted and steers with the front of the car not the rear...
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what surface and or where do you run to give us a better understanding on what you need?
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yea what kind of track do u have?
is it low bite medium bite highbbite or bluegroove
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Most setups work at most tracks, 90% of off-road is just tires.

When I get home from Vegas I'll post my standard setup.
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I saw Drake's on the Losi site, but what's a good neutral setup for Socal for the BK2? Tires and Gearing for Stock?
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Old 05-26-2004, 03:27 PM   #6
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Tires for SoCal..M3 Square Fuzzies when the track is wet, Pink X's when it dries out.

I'd start gearing a monster at 20/82. All the setups listed on Losi's website are for indoor clay tracks like SoCal (except Cree's grass setup).

I still don't know how my buggy is setup..hopefully I'll remember to ask my dad tonight.
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I'm new to electric after doing only nitro for the last year. I run at Socal and have used the Brian Kinwald setup and currently using Drake's setup. I'm experiencing what seems to be A LOT of on power push. What would you suggest as starting points to lessen this affect? I've used the x2000 red and PL's Square Fuzzies M3, but both have a similar affect. Thanks.
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What front tires are you using? Make sure they're whatever the fast guys recommend (I don't know anymore..been a LONG time since I've been to SoCal).

Try going to the long arm in the front, that should give you more steering.
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I'm using the one's that came with the kit which are silver compound. I'm unsure of the name though.
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Oooh..that could be it right there.

Pink fronts might be better, just talk to the fast guys at SoCal. I know for a while, the Losi guys were trying R3 fronts..so you'll just have to ask around.
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I know talking with someone earlier today he said to run 7202 silvers. I'm just shocked that Pink tapers and prescrubs wouldn't be what to run.
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I just converted from a B4 and loooooove my BK2. I modified Drake's set-up a little and my car is HOOKED!

The 7202 silvers is what everyone is running in the front but instead of the stock foam squeeze a rear foam into the tire. You might have to round out the edges for a clean fit. I use Pink X's in the rear with Trinity grey foam. Aaron was right about changing the front arms long for steering. Other than that, I use the stock springs with AE 32.5 oil all around. For the rest just go off of Drake's SoCal set-up...

Give it a try.
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Thanks everyone. I'll give some of these a try tomorrow.
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Well I did run at SoCal Friday night and I didn't particularily care for the 7202 front tires like you guys suggested. The car just pushed soooooo bad. I ended up going back to pink 3-rib prescrubs with proline firm inserts and then had great front grip but it didn't unbalance the car too badly. I didn't like the Pink X's, but there was nothing that I could get to hook up any better. I tried Red and Pink X's and Tapers, but the track was just soooooo dry and sandy. If I was over agressive on the throttle it would bite me, but overall it was good. I just wouldn't get the rythem over the doubles/whoops section. Oh well, all in all it was a fun night.
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IMHO If you were having that much trouble, tires were the least of your problem. I ran those on Wed night and was dialed...look to other areas in your set-up......

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