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Old 07-28-2010, 03:13 AM   #1996
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Ouch, where was that at?
At the end of the straight at Whalan,found a parked RC car in the way during warm up laps and the driver didnt called it
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It things like this that make get very p!$$ed off with other drivers that don't call out that their car is stop on the end of the straightOver $200 worth of damage
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hi guys,
the test drives with the ws were good. only point i am looking for would be a little bit more steering in general without compromising to much rear grip and without the car "breaking" into corners and not roll through them.

for the moment the setup is pretty much as the kit came with a few exceptions:

FRONT
1mm rollcenter shims inner camber link
6mm droop under arm
pink spring hpi
450MM oil
1.5 camber
spool
1 toe
ground clearance: 5.5mm
43.5mm blocks

REAR
1mm rollcenter shims inner camber link
5mm droop under arm
silver hpi spring
450MM oil
2 camber
3 toe
ground clearance: 6mm

standard stabilizer (1.3/1.1)
kit shock positions


things i want to try:
harder stabilizer in the rear
4.5 droop under arm rear (to get more weight transferred to front)


you guys have any more ideas? any pointers would be glady appreciated.

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It's probably worth trying more shims on the inside of the front camber link. Usually i run 2-2.5mm. This straightens the link and makes the steering more responsive, giving you the feeling of more steering, but keeping the rear stability. Also, i'm not sure what Kit shock positions are, but try 3 Front, 2 Rear. I've found this to give best balance of steering/stability. If you need a little more steering, you can just use 2 Front, 2 Rear

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It's probably worth trying more shims on the inside of the front camber link. Usually i run 2-2.5mm. This straightens the link and makes the steering more responsive, giving you the feeling of more steering, but keeping the rear stability. Also, i'm not sure what Kit shock positions are, but try 3 Front, 2 Rear. I've found this to give best balance of steering/stability. If you need a little more steering, you can just use 2 Front, 2 Rear

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thanks ryan! i will try the 2-2,5mm shim in the front. any comments on the 8mm steering link? does it help steering as well?`or what does it actually?
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thanks ryan! i will try the 2-2,5mm shim in the front. any comments on the 8mm steering link? does it help steering as well?`or what does it actually?
No Worries at all Oh, yes this is really good for steering. It also gives the impression of more steering, because it gives a higher steering response. This combined with the 2-2.5mm shim should help your car a lot. If it isn't enough, try changing shock positions, if you haven't already.

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another question came up recently when testing. supposing you dont change nothing else. when the traction is high (sugar water) and track temperaturs are high (eg 40C) would you guys recommend harder oil with softer springs (hpi blue or softeR) or would you take normal oil with harder springs.
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another question came up recently when testing. supposing you dont change nothing else. when the traction is high (sugar water) and track temperaturs are high (eg 40C) would you guys recommend harder oil with softer springs (hpi blue or softeR) or would you take normal oil with harder springs.
Depends on what your car is doing I suppose If its overheating tyres, then maybe go harder oil with the same or softer springs, if its overgripping possibly harder oil and if its still not right, try harder springs. If its working... leave it
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Nice to see Ryan is driving bd5 now...
Great car but no UK support at all!!!
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for that kind of damage you better off buying a new kit.... That's what I do to kit at the same time save me $$$$ on parts just tell your wife you got a better discount if you buy 2 car kits
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Nice to see Ryan is driving bd5 now...
Great car but no UK support at all!!!
So sad
No U.S. support either, oh well
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Order online is cheaper i think.....


btw, roche axle and titanium coated hingpin for bd5 are available now...

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Order online is cheaper i think.....


btw, roche axle and titanium coated hingpin for bd5 are available now...

WhooHooo Been waiting for those titanium pins!!! Thx KS
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ROche heavyduty axle for BD5

BD5 Titanium coated hinge pin
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