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Old 10-18-2007, 08:36 PM   #1
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Today was a funny day for me at NORCAL. I feel like my setup is a lot better after getting suggestions from other guys at the track and here on the forums.

My problem is that my car can't keep itself on the track right at the 90 degree turn after the straight away. right before the turn I let off the throttle and make the turn and then there the car goes and flips on its left side? Everything else feels okay though.

Not sure if its my driving or what it can also be that though.
(I need to practice more) I think I'm running to soft. Does that sound right?

I'm running SILVER springs on the Rear and BLUE on the fronts. I was thinking of changing the rears to RED. RP 30s all the way around. What should I do differently?
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Old 10-18-2007, 08:38 PM   #2
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How high is your ride height? How much droop do you have in your car?
Your springs are probably OK.

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Lower your rollcenters.
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Lower your rollcenters.
And make sure you don't have too much rear droop. Too much rear droop allows the car to pitch forward under deceleration. IF you have too much of that and you're going around a corner, pitching forward turns into flipping over.
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Old 10-18-2007, 10:46 PM   #5
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Reneuco612,

Try lowering your roll centers. I was running 1a in the front and 2a in the rear last weekend and had no trouble with traction rolls. I was far from happy with my setup (it still needs work) but I'm pretty sure it will help with your problem. Also take a look at how much droop you are running. You probably only want 1.5 or 2 in the front and 1.5 or two in the rear (above ride height). Once I get some more track time I will be able to help more.

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how about posting your complete set up here, Im sure Clint,Rick or EA can help you out!
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Thanks Everybody!!

I think I met you at NORCAL ART. I was talking to you about painting. it was last week ....... I'm pretty sure thats you ....... but if it isn't sorry..... but if it is I'll see you there at NORCAL ..... maybe you can teach me a thing or 2.
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Check your camber on the one side.Check glue joints on tires on the suspect side.Its only traction rolling on the one side you said?Did it just start happening?I think I have driven your car.I can take a look if you gonna be there tomorrow.Ask for John Hicks.
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Are you running lipos? Did you balance it out with lead weights?
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