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Old 06-07-2010, 09:58 PM   #1
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got too much time on my hands

whats a good reading book for setting up chassis, physics behind everything involving suspension tuning, roll centres, chassis tweaking, balancing, you know.....all the geeky nerdy stuff

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Old 06-07-2010, 10:13 PM   #2
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Im a fan of this one. Its tought me alot. May not be nerdy enough for ya.

http://home.scarlet.be/~be067749/58/
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Im a fan of this one. Its tought me alot. May not be nerdy enough for ya.

http://home.scarlet.be/~be067749/58/
thats the one that I had been using.

but some of it seems wrong.

the section on antisquat at least, is conflicting to other setups I have read.
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Old 06-07-2010, 11:17 PM   #4
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lol, Sorry to be absolutly no help at all!
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Try the hudy off road & truggy setup book.
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thats the one that I had been using.

but some of it seems wrong.

the section on antisquat at least, is conflicting to other setups I have read.
There is absolutely nothing incorrect with this section:

2.4 Anti-squat

Anti-squat describes the angle of the rear hinge-pins relative to the horizontal plane. Its purpose is to make the car squat less when accelerating. (Squatting is when the rear of the car drops down when the car accelerates)

More anti-squat will give more 'driving traction': there will be more pressure on the rear tires as you accelerate, especially the first few meters. At the same time, it will give more on-power steering, because the car isn't squatting much. The disadvantage is that the car has an increased tendency to become unstable entering corners, especially in the rear. Reducing the anti-squat angle has the opposite effect: a lot less on power steering, and more rear traction when the car isn't accelerating as much anymore. The car will also be a lot more stable entering corners. It also affects the car's ability to handle bumps: more anti-squat will cause the car to bounce more when accelerating through bumps, but it will increase the car's ability to absorb the bumps when coasting. Reducing the anti-squat does the opposite: it improves the car's ability to soak up the bumps under power, but reduces it while coasting.
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The Hudy book.
The Manufacter forum of your current chassis. Ie: AE forums, Xrayforums etc.

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http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Rac.../9781557883667
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Have a look here, there is the website mentionned some posts above but some others too.

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Im a fan of this one. Its tought me alot. May not be nerdy enough for ya.

http://home.scarlet.be/~be067749/58/
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thats the one that I had been using.

but some of it seems wrong.

the section on antisquat at least, is conflicting to other setups I have read.
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There is absolutely nothing incorrect with this section:

2.4 Anti-squat

Anti-squat describes the angle of the rear hinge-pins relative to the horizontal plane. Its purpose is to make the car squat less when accelerating. (Squatting is when the rear of the car drops down when the car accelerates)

More anti-squat will give more 'driving traction': there will be more pressure on the rear tires as you accelerate, especially the first few meters. At the same time, it will give more on-power steering, because the car isn't squatting much. The disadvantage is that the car has an increased tendency to become unstable entering corners, especially in the rear. Reducing the anti-squat angle has the opposite effect: a lot less on power steering, and more rear traction when the car isn't accelerating as much anymore. The car will also be a lot more stable entering corners. It also affects the car's ability to handle bumps: more anti-squat will cause the car to bounce more when accelerating through bumps, but it will increase the car's ability to absorb the bumps when coasting. Reducing the anti-squat does the opposite: it improves the car's ability to soak up the bumps under power, but reduces it while coasting.
I agree with your above statements, however a passage here from that link:
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Less anti-squat gives more rear traction while accellerating on a slippery or dusty track.
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What is the correct way to implement anti-dive and anti-squat?

http://forum.teamxray.com/viewtopic....e370de69144776
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What is the correct way to implement anti-dive and anti-squat?

http://forum.teamxray.com/viewtopic....e370de69144776

Man, that thread has some great setup tips! Good post!
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