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General setup tips for very bumpy rutty track ?

General setup tips for very bumpy rutty track ?

Old 02-01-2013, 07:13 AM
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Default General setup tips for very bumpy rutty track ?

I've read most guides like JQ's, Elvo's etc, but still I'd love to see some general setup tips for dealing with a very bumpy track.
There's only 2 small / medium jumps, but the whole track is washboard-style bumpy and rutty so the car is thrown around a lot.

So far I'm thinking
- big hole shockpistons
- a few degrees negative camber
- light diff oils
- no antisquat ?

Any suggestions / tips ?
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Best to post this in the thread for your vehicle...
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Best to post this in the thread for your vehicle...
Surely there must be general tips ?
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Surely you want a more supple suspension with a lot of high speed damping and less pack.

You want the suspension to absorb bumps quickly and get the chassis back to level as fast as possible. This means bigger/more holes and possibly lighter oil. The idea is you don't want the shock to "pack" as that will make the car bounce. You want the suspension to compress over the bump and get the tire back down ASAP.

On the table - I like a car that seems to react quickly to suspension impacts without being bouncy.
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Thumbs up Soft Tire Inserts

Also run the softest tire inserts with the tire of choice the top fast guys are running.
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Also run the softest tire inserts with the tire of choice the top fast guys are running.
That's a nice one, I hardly ever read info about the influence of the tire inserts.
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To add on to grandturk's suggestion on pack which is on point... you want your wheels to get back to the ground as soon as possible, dual stage pistons. Rcshox or mip. I have used Rcshox product and its great on bumpy tracks, haven't used mip.

The Rcahox pistons will actually allow you to keep some pack in the shock for bump and jump absorption but your tire will return to the ground faster than standard pistons.

As you said, play with different camber settings to avoid hooking an edge on the ruts.
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