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Old 09-20-2005, 11:12 PM   #1
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Default looking for a better bk2 setup...

I love my bk2... However, I need a better setup...

the front end totally skips around... you hear the tires like plastic on pavement on the front end....

I run on wet dirt/clay type tracks ....

I think I need to put some weight on the front end, I saw some people doing that... I just really hate hearing the front end skip around on all the big turns...

what foams should I use for the front tires??

How much weight...???

I am running 25 or 30 wt. oil with the stock springs in front...

Thanks in advance to anyone w/ help...
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Old 09-20-2005, 11:22 PM   #2
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what fronts (tyres) do you run? run stock foams with rib front tyre (losi are best imo), run wide arms and long turnbuckles for more agressiveness. Go for more anti-squat for less sidebite (more rear end steering). try 10g weight under the front pivot plate or servo horn.

25wt fluid, regular shocks, try an orange or silver front spring, green for a more hard packed track.

I go with that sorta setup for a damp and slightly muddy clay track, after a few races the track dry's right up and becomes harder. I switch to a taper front tyre (rather than rib), or a tyre with more finer ribs in it, like a Panther "lynx".

take a look at what others are running, esp the faster guys, but remember, someone elses setup may not suit your driving at all! make small changes, one thing at a time. I would try tyres first. then weight, then fluid, then turnbuckles then arms

try the simplest thing, give the throttle short and quick stabs through the turns, see if you can get the rear to do more steering for you..
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Old 09-21-2005, 01:31 AM   #3
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I'd try heading to www.losibk2.com and ask Losi's resident BK2 setup master Jesse "Slobbatech" Robbers what he's currently running on a high-bite track. He posts here quite often but you'll probably be able to find him faster on that site than here.
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Old 09-21-2005, 08:45 AM   #4
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Something else you could do would be to move your batteries forward. Move the foam spacers all to the back. It doesn't seem like much but it will help.
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Old 09-21-2005, 09:50 AM   #5
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Default you guys rock...

hey, this will definately help me out in the right direction...

Thanks for all the feedback...
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Old 09-21-2005, 04:40 PM   #6
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Try this out, very good on a slick track.
And if the track starts to grip up and your traction rolling, go 1 rate higher spring all round.

Still trying to find the setup losi used at the worlds.
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