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Old 02-14-2003, 02:44 PM   #1
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So, can someone finally tell me? One-way diffs on the front......yes or no??? I usually race on a tight, lots of sharp turns track...But in general are they better or not????
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Old 02-14-2003, 03:18 PM   #2
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There is no yes and no.

It all depends on the track and the driver.

On a grippy, open track, a one way can often be quicker

On a tight, slippy track, a diff can often be better.

But it's really something you've got to try - I don't really get along with them myself, others swear by them.
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I just tried a one-way diff on my TC3, and it made the rear very loose on the turns. I chose to use the one way because I wanted more steering power exiting the corners, thus I accomplished the exit speed I needed with the one way but all the adjustments couldn't stabilize my rear end.

I also realized that the Monster Horsepower motor didn't help my situation either because when I slow down near the turns, it tends to push the car forward, thus breaking my rear end.

I chose to go back to a diff since the turns are somewhat tight at my track but most of the fast guys are running one way.

I'm faster with the regular diff so I'm choosing to shelf the one way until I learn to drive better.
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Speedchair - adjust your speedcontrol so that the motor does not put any drag on the drivetrain in neutral or set your transmitter throttle trim so that the car will roll forward slightly in neutral. That should keep the rear of the car more planted then you'll really be able to see what a different a one-way can make.
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Generally with a oneway you want to change your setup slightly from a diff. The misconception about oneways only being good for big open tracks is just that, a misconception. More corner speed is better for any track, and thats what a oneway will give you if you can drive it.
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Generally with a oneway you want to change your setup slightly from a diff. The misconception about oneways only being good for big open tracks is just that, a misconception. More corner speed is better for any track, and thats what a oneway will give you if you can drive it.
Very true...One ways are even more deadly on a tight technical track. Think about it...everyone says one way gives you higher cornering speed...more corners on a technical track meaning lower lap times. It simply depends if you can handle the one-way because it is not everyones cup of tea!
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