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Old 12-10-2009, 01:24 PM
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So my quest to completely understand my TC5R set-up continues. What is exactly hex spacing and what purpose does it serve? Adive is appreciated in advance.
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hex spacing as refered to from the tc5 setup sheet is just a shim, washer, or spacer that goes on the axle between the hex drive and the wheel. this is what i and others use, http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFSD2&P=7
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Originally Posted by storytyme View Post
So my quest to completely understand my TC5R set-up continues. What is exactly hex spacing and what purpose does it serve? Adive is appreciated in advance.
It's used to adjust the track width of the car.

This is taken from the Xray setup book which explains it a little:

Front track-width

Wider
Decreases front grip.
Increases understeer.
Slower steering response.
Use to avoid traction rolling.
Narrower
Increases front grip.
Decreases understeer.
Faster steering response.

Rear track-width

Wider
Increases rear grip at corner entry.
Increases high-speed on-throttle steering.
Use to avoid traction rolling.
Narrower
Increases grip at corner exit.
Increases high-speed understeer.
Increases front grip in hairpin turns.
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