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Old 03-19-2012, 12:14 AM   #1
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Default In need of some serious suspension help/steering help

Before I go on to the symptoms i'm running into, I figure I will post whats currently on the car that could relate to the problems i'm having

Anza LCG chassis
Pro line pro trac front/rear arms
Proline steering kit
Anza front/rear shock towers
Proline Powerstroke shocks
Associated XPDS1313 steering servo
Panther Switch 2.0 in clay compound
32.5 ft oil/37.5 rear oil
ft ride height is 31, rear is 30
I have the full front/rear assortment of springs for the prolines as well.

My goal is to get a very planted car in all conditions(like how you see pro cars run), for the LIFE of me I can't achieve that with this setup.

My symptoms are these:

Car is VERY fishy under heavy acceleration.

Under hard braking, seems to lose almost any grip and the tail is very VERY loose.

Not able to turn in much while under power. Car seems to push.

off power turning, the truck seems to turn wider than everyone running with me.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:17 AM   #2
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Before I go on to the symptoms i'm running into, I figure I will post whats currently on the car that could relate to the problems i'm having

Anza LCG chassis
Pro line pro trac front/rear arms
Proline steering kit
Anza front/rear shock towers
Proline Powerstroke shocks
Associated XPDS1313 steering servo
Panther Switch 2.0 in clay compound
32.5 ft oil/37.5 rear oil
ft ride height is 31, rear is 30
I have the full front/rear assortment of springs for the prolines as well.

My goal is to get a very planted car in all conditions(like how you see pro cars run), for the LIFE of me I can't achieve that with this setup.

My symptoms are these:

Car is VERY fishy under heavy acceleration.

Under hard braking, seems to lose almost any grip and the tail is very VERY loose.

Not able to turn in much while under power. Car seems to push.

off power turning, the truck seems to turn wider than everyone running with me.
Slash?

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...orr-truck.html

If it is, most will say good luck getting a slash "planted"....
I have heard of a few get it accomplished but I myself have never seen a planted slash. But maybe thats only because most of the local slash racers are in novice.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:36 AM   #3
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Slash?

http://www.rctech.net/forum/electric...orr-truck.html

If it is, most will say good luck getting a slash "planted"....
I have heard of a few get it accomplished but I myself have never seen a planted slash. But maybe thats only because most of the local slash racers are in novice.
planted like travis a. car from the nats.
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planted like travis a. car from the nats.
unfortunately 99.5% of the common rc'er won't be able to handle a pro level set up slash the way peanut can! I don't see it happening... Plus that dude could wheel a trash can and make it look good! I couldn't!

That being said...
Yeah maybe with a wad of cash and a ton of trick parts I am sure a slash can be competitive (but you already seem to have a wad of cash wrapped up in it already.

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You could just pick up a Kyosho SC/R SP and be winning races in a couple days... That's my opinion.
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07Forester did you get your truck issues worked out and if so what change was noticeable?
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As a start, what surface are you running on? If you don't have the right tires, 90% of setup is not going to matter. Check with other guys and see what tires they are running. Also, your front ride height is higher than the rear. Your rear should almost always be at least a little higher than the front. This lowers the center of gravity, maintaining front roll center. This will shift more weight to front, improving front‐tire grip. Finally, make sure you're driving it right! This may seem obvious, but 2WD is all about throttle control.
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I see guys make the a-main w/ the durango desc210 RTR's all the time with only a couple of minutes to swap shock setups.. just another thought Good luck either way.
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