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Old 02-19-2015, 06:51 PM
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Earl, try moving the steering rack back. It's quick and easy too. It could make the car turn in a little faster but at the same time, depending on the toe, it can reduce the late oversteer. Also if traction is low / medium try running thicker gear diff oil... like 3000 to 5000 rear diff so the rear won't over rotate. That with less static camber as I mentioned before ( 1 degree in front and 1.5 in rear ) should help.
Also I agree with Hanulec too, remove some shims under the rear toe link to cause a little bit of toe-in during compression.
[edit] But I just remembered you were avoiding bump toe due to a bumpy track.

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Old 02-20-2015, 03:58 AM
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Does anyone have 2 pairs of AR-19s they want to sell? pm me pls
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Old 02-21-2015, 10:54 AM
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Is the carbon upper deck applicable for the new evo 2? What track condition would it be useful for?
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Originally Posted by b20btec View Post
Is the carbon upper deck applicable for the new evo 2? What track condition would it be useful for?
Yes, same topdeck as evo 1. Its good for hi grip carpet.
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Originally Posted by geeunit1014 View Post
Yes, same topdeck as evo 1. Its good for hi grip carpet.
Thank you. To confirm the part is A700-C21-2?
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Old 02-22-2015, 09:11 AM
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Thank you. To confirm the part is A700-C21-2?
Yes, C21-2.
http://shop.awesomatix.com/index.php?productID=1040
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Thank you, I'll have my local track order it!
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Old 02-22-2015, 05:56 PM
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I just got home fron the VTA Carpet Nats in Fort Wayne. I put my Awesomatix cars in the A main in USGT and VTA. Probably had the best weekend of racing that I have had in a long time. Want to thank Mike and everyone else on this thread for the setup help that you have given me that allowed me to BE COMPETETIVE at a event like this. I really enjoyed the cars!
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I just got home fron the VTA Carpet Nats in Fort Wayne. I put my Awesomatix cars in the A main in USGT and VTA. Probably had the best weekend of racing that I have had in a long time. Want to thank Mike and everyone else on this thread for the setup help that you have given me that allowed me to BE COMPETETIVE at a event like this. I really enjoyed the cars!
Any chance I could see your VTA setup sheet?
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Is there a PDF manual for the EVO II somewhere?
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Have a question regarding the steering rack. I see most use the inner steering link hole. What would be the handling characteristics if I tried the outer holes?

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Originally Posted by malkiy View Post
Have a question regarding the steering rack. I see most use the inner steering link hole. What would be the handling characteristics be if I tried the outer holes?
I thought of it the same thing
maybe just a clearance over the ball cup from lock to lock steering or make a shorter steering rod.
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Originally Posted by Ted Su(TW) View Post
Is there a PDF manual for the EVO II somewhere?
Check out this blog to help you in your build... Link
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Any chance I could see your VTA setup sheet?
I sent over the setup I used and the changes I made.
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Thumbs up First Awesomatix car

Hey guys, mainly just wanted to introduce myself, and thank everyone that has contributed to such a great thread. I just finished reading the whole thing, trying to fill my time while I wait for my new A700L2 to get shipped, and there's definitely a ton of great info here.

I'm getting back into the hobby after a 10+ year break (brushed motors, FM radios, and NICADs were all the rage when I last ran). I have only driven Associated cars in all my years of racing (from the introduction of the original RC10 up to the TC3 when I quit, and pretty much everything in between). After reading this thread and the posted manual for the car I can see this is a very different beast from the Associated cars I'm used to. If anyone has any tips or advice they would like to give an old-timer (stuff they wish they knew before attempting their first Awesomatix build) I would love to hear anything you wish to share.

Anyway, can't wait for this masterpiece of a touring car to show up, and start getting back into the fun with you all

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