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Old 12-31-2007, 10:22 AM   #1396
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Hey guys need advice.

What adjustments do you usually do to get more steering entering a corner?
My phi handles great on sweeping turns and chicanes. Mid and exit steering is great. But on high speed straights into a hairpin, i need to really slow the car down to make tight turns. I always get over taken or knocked from behind at that point.

Any tips on getting more initial steering and a better tighter turning radius?
By the way, my setup is stock(EU spec kit) with front ball differential.
I'm having the same problem. The first time I ran the car it was great then the next week...same car, same setup, same track, the car pushed like a dump truck. The only difference was the traction was a little less after the rains. It went from a 9 on a 1 to 10 scale to about a 7.5 which is still good. Here's my setup;

FRONT:
spool
stock castor blocks
2 degree toe out
40 wt AE stock pistons (1.3)
arms back
5 droop
HPI yellow springs
inside hole on steering knuckle
coupler up front/down rear
cambler link low short (I also tried high mid as well)

REAR:
stock toe
40 wt AE stock pistons
arms mid
4 droop
HPI pink springs
coupler up/up
camber link low short

shocks both mounted one in from outside
ride height 5mm all around

the rear also want s to come around a little on power. I tried flipping the rear coupler to give some anti squat but that didn't do anything.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 12-31-2007, 10:36 AM   #1397
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I'm having the same problem. The first time I ran the car it was great then the next week...same car, same setup, same track, the car pushed like a dump truck. The only difference was the traction was a little less after the rains. It went from a 9 on a 1 to 10 scale to about a 7.5 which is still good. Here's my setup;

FRONT:
spool
stock castor blocks
2 degree toe out
40 wt AE stock pistons (1.3)
arms back
5 droop
HPI yellow springs
inside hole on steering knuckle
coupler up front/down rear
cambler link low short (I also tried high mid as well)

REAR:
stock toe
40 wt AE stock pistons
arms mid
4 droop
HPI pink springs
coupler up/up
camber link low short

shocks both mounted one in from outside
ride height 5mm all around

the rear also want s to come around a little on power. I tried flipping the rear coupler to give some anti squat but that didn't do anything.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

like Bowser said try TJ's set up it works really well or Jeff Brown's set up either one are really good
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Old 12-31-2007, 11:31 AM   #1398
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Have raced my Phi since August now. Must say that its the best car i have ever had! Finally got some spare time over, so i could take some pics and here they are! Feel free to comment
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The dramatic lighting makes it look fast!

I'd also like to request that you don't sell smoke81 a Phi, he's too hard to shake already. Thanks.
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like Bowser said try TJ's set up it works really well or Jeff Brown's set up either one are really good
Is that the Tamiya setup or the base asphalt setup?
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Is that the Tamiya setup or the base asphalt setup?
Actually i ran the tamiya set up and it was really good, im going to try their base set up sunday.
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question, under camber it lists two values...does that mean -1 on one side and -1.5 on the other?
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question, under camber it lists two values...does that mean -1 on one side and -1.5 on the other?
Yes but i ran -1.5 on both sides on my car.
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that's interesting...is that because Tamiya has the hard left sweeper or does that have something to do with the car?
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that's interesting...is that because Tamiya has the hard left sweeper or does that have something to do with the car?
probably just the track
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Thanks, I'll test it out this weekend.
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I ran a similar set up to the Tamiya one all summer...WOW! The car was a dream and was fun to drive. The more power I put in it the better it got.

The car was so good. When the season was up and we went indoors to carpet I took the car right off the track backed the droop screws out and backed the shock collors up and put it in a box for next season!!!
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I ran a similar set up to the Tamiya one all summer...WOW! The car was a dream and was fun to drive. The more power I put in it the better it got.

The car was so good. When the season was up and we went indoors to carpet I took the car right off the track backed the droop screws out and backed the shock collors up and put it in a box for next season!!!
Same here i have Jeff's Tamiya set up with just a few changes and the car is really good.
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Same here i have Jeff's Tamiya set up with just a few changes and the car is really good.
just curious...what changes did you make, Marcos?
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just curious...what changes did you make, Marcos?
from jeff's tamiya set up i changed the following:
front:
dropped to 30 wt oil and went to 2 hole pistons
front coupler down
no front or rear coupler shims
clamp shims 1mm

Rear:
dropped to 30 wt oil and 2 hole pistons
no front coupler shim
and moved the camber link in the middle top on the shock tower

i made these changes and it worked for me
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