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Old 07-28-2010, 09:14 PM   #16
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hahaha good point...and im not sure why i really put it on there...but my next body is gonna be way better also airbrushed and liquid masked....this was my first body i have airbrushed and also liquid masked...so it would cool to see what the outcome was..and the next body will be a subi impreza...should be pretty sick...gonna do a orange and white styled body... !!
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Caster


Caster is a very sensitive adjustment!
Adding or removing a few degrees of caster can transform the steering balance of a car.
More More caster aids stability, especially at high speeds.
More caster generally suits large, open, high-speed tracks.
Less Less caster increases steering drastically.
Steering feels much more direct, the car turns tighter and faster.
Small amounts of caster are suitable for tight tracks.

Toe


Rear Toe-in This is one of the most sensitive adjustments! One degree goes a long way.
Stabilizes the car greatly. It makes the rear end 'stick'. The more toe-in you use, the more the rear of the car sticks. This is especially apparent going into and coming out of turns.
But more toe-in makes the difference between sticking and breaking loose bigger.
Large amounts of toe-in (2.5 ... 3 degrees) scrub off a little speed in the straights.
Rear Toe-out Rear toe-out is never used. It makes the rear of the car very, very unstable.
Front Toe-in Stabilizes the car in the straights, and coming out of turns.
It smoothes out the steering response, making the car easy to drive.
It can make the car turn a little more in the middle and exit parts of a turn.
Front Toe-out Increases turn-in steering a lot.
But can make the car wandery on the straights.
Never use more than 2 degrees of front toe-out!

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Camber is best set so the tires' contact patch is as big as possible at all times. So with a stiff suspension and firm tires you'll need less camber than with a soft suspension or tires with big, flexible sidewalls.
If the tires wear evenly across their contact patches, camber is about right.
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hahaha good point...and im not sure why i really put it on there...but my next body is gonna be way better also airbrushed and liquid masked....this was my first body i have airbrushed and also liquid masked...so it would cool to see what the outcome was..and the next body will be a subi impreza...should be pretty sick...gonna do a orange and white styled body... !!
Two tone is cool and all but im old skool im a solid color type of guy!
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Haha...okay Josh...well thank you for the answers and showing me what camber, and toe effects the car and how it handles...thanks josh for everything, and also everyone else too...but i think i will find an old 5cell pack from my gas truck and see if that does the trick for weight...or an old D cell battery that i have laying around!
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Haha...okay Josh...well thank you for the answers and showing me what camber, and toe effects the car and how it handles...thanks josh for everything, and also everyone else too...but i think i will find an old 5cell pack from my gas truck and see if that does the trick for weight...or an old D cell battery that i have laying around!
yeah no problem!

And for weight, I work at a body shop so i went to the tire changing station in the back of our shop and grabed a hand full of stick on wheel weights, and stuck them to the chassis!
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Ahh...yeah that would work well too...I dont know where to get them...but i know someone who works at a junk yard and who could get a handful of them for me =]...thank you for the tips!!
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Let me know if you need some more advice!
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Okay thanks dude...by the way...i talked with an owner of www.Face-Worx.com, and he might be interested in sponsoring me if i do some graphic designing stuff and helping out with the english portion of the site...seems like a great idea to me hopefully i land the partnership with them !!
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You wanna sell me your Yokomo drift car?
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You wanna sell me your Yokomo drift car?
wanna buy a yokomo driftmaster?
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Sure what you got!

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Yeah i might be selling my Yokomo since they went out of business and i dont know what to do with the rolling chassis...soo yeah...i might be interested in selling it...no electronics though...just rolling chassis! But the front left hub carrier is missing a screw...i can send you the part numbers if you wish...
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Yeah i might be selling my Yokomo since they went out of business and i dont know what to do with the rolling chassis...soo yeah...i might be interested in selling it...no electronics though...just rolling chassis! But the front left hub carrier is missing a screw...i can send you the part numbers if you wish...

Send me a p.m. with price and detailed pics please!
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OKay Josh....sounds good...sending a pm right now!
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