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Old 10-27-2007, 10:00 AM   #16
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so what other upgrades/hopups should i get 4 my L4?
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If you follow the recommendations above, your car will be capable of making the A main as is without further hopups. The key to going fast is tuning the car to the the track you run. This means adjusting ride height (you will need ride height adjusters if you don't have them), adjusting rear pod dampening via the discs and shock oil, choosing the shock spring that works best (you'll need a set of these as well), front springs, traction compound width on front tire, etc.

Most racers spend months to years to learn proper tuning. I suggest you browse this forum for any thread dealing with 1/12 scale cars regularly, and look for tuning guides to help you understand what each change will do. Rich Chang put together a very nice tuning guide, although I don't have the link. Perhaps someone else can chime in with that. That guide would be an excellent place to start your education.
Larry is dead on with his recommendations as usual. That car right out of the box is more than capable of winning and it's been proven many times. Learn to set the car up to be fast and practice. Being able to run 8 minutes without touching a board is better than any part you could ever buy.

Here is that setup information Larry spoke about, Rich has put together a great guide that's easy to use and understand.

http://richardchang.com/hobby.php?topic=112setup

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thanks like your's too and thanks for the advice guys
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Wow - thanks guys. I better get cracking on updating the info on that site (I just saw I haven't touched it since 10/2006!). I am missing info such as servo (angle vs. flat), info specific to T-bar type setups, and some other helpful tips.

Any other info folks want me to add?

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now i have a new problem. I just got a spectrum dsm for my m8 and have range issues and runaways what could be the problem.

oh plus does anyone know or heard about mikes hobby shop? any ways i race there and thought that might help
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now i have a new problem. I just got a spectrum dsm for my m8 and have range issues and runaways what could be the problem.
Try the Radio and Electronics forum under General Forums.
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now i have a new problem. I just got a spectrum dsm for my m8 and have range issues and runaways what could be the problem.
The only reason I can think of for range issues is the rec or tranmitter module are not working correctly. Check the rec to be sure it has the correct wire, and that its not loose where it exits the rec. If nothing looks out of place try and see if you can bind with another rec and see if you still have the same prob. after you figure out if its the rec or the module send the non-working part in to Horizon and thay will fix it np. Now the runaway prob; that usually only happens if you did'nt hold the transmitter trigger in the full brake position when you bound the rec to the transmitter. Rebind and try again, heck rebinding may even fix the entire problem.
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