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Old 09-27-2005, 09:31 PM   #1
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I have just installed the variable length arms on my Losi XXX KE and found the BK2 manual to be a bit vague in the sort of conditions to use the different lengths in.

Can anyone please shed some light on when the long arms are best and when the short arms are best (eg. high traction conditions vs low traction conditions, what handling traits the car exhibits, etc.)? I haven't tried with the long arms yet and I want to get an idea of what I might expect.
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This was copied from Jesse Robbers thread on losibk2.com

"Long Arm set up versus Short Arm setup:
The long arms will be more stable and easier to drive.
Going long in front is more steering on bigger/sweeper turns and usually more on power steering.
Longer rear have more side-bite/less forward bite. So less off power steering but more on power steering.
Usually if have good short arm setup and go to long arms you will need to stiffen up your shocks some or your car will be slapping the ground a lot and also most of time going to longer camber link doesn't hurt also. On tighter tracks I think short arms are better b/c it takes long arms too long to do anything or it happens too late in the turns. Short arms are a lot more responsive, jumps better, car stays flatter, not as good in bumps, and can be looser when initially getting on the gas(for like 1st 1-2 feet)."
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That was pretty easy to read for Slobbatech!
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