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Old 08-28-2006, 06:16 PM   #8671
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Also remember castor effects 2wd & 4wd drive cars differently; so please don't compare buggies to touring cars
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Sorry for the misinformation, that was just a copy & paste job on my part. I should have read it more carefully.
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That is true, Paul, but the physics is still the same
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Old 08-29-2006, 01:47 AM   #8674
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Hi All i am looking for a good setup Starting point for my rdx. I race on med to low grip carpet on rubber tyres vtec24r's and really struggle for rear end grip and understeer when entering corners. And help would be much appreciated.
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cheers for those words of advice so helpful. I have had a look at the setups and dont seem to be able to find one for low grip carpet.

Any Constructive help would be much appreciated
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Also remember castor effects 2wd & 4wd drive cars differently; so please don't compare buggies to touring cars
Yeah, I had heard that too, wasn't 100% sure.

I meant to say the HPI info was incorrect for the cars we run, Touring.

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cheers for those words of advice so helpful. I have had a look at the setups and dont seem to be able to find one for low grip carpet.

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Well, foam or rubber on carpet?

Either way on low bite I would run the stock roll centers. Soften up the front oil and springs, angle the camberlinks.

Tire wise, foams I would just keep rerunning them so they build up there own traction. Rubber tires would be a softer compound with a medium to firm insert.

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Well, foam or rubber on carpet?

Either way on low bite I would run the stock roll centers. Soften up the front oil and springs, angle the camberlinks.

Tire wise, foams I would just keep rerunning them so they build up there own traction. Rubber tires would be a softer compound with a medium to firm insert.

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When you say angle, do you mean run the inside lower or run the outside lower?
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Well, foam or rubber on carpet?

Either way on low bite I would run the stock roll centers. Soften up the front oil and springs, angle the camberlinks.

Tire wise, foams I would just keep rerunning them so they build up there own traction. Rubber tires would be a softer compound with a medium to firm insert.

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Cheers for that jeff. With regards to stock roll centres do i need to put all the blocks in the number 1 position?. And angled camber links get that part but do they need to be long or short or somewhere in between. Have got 30wt shock oil all round and tamiya 3 hole pistons. Shall i put thicker oil in the rear? Also would adding roll bars make any difference. Also would i run a high downstop value giving less droop or a low down stop value giving more droop.

Thanks Again for the advice.
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I have an Xray T2, but have been something else. Corally RDX is interesting. However, some of my friends say its got issues with its durability. I run outdoor asphalt, modified, and they claim the RDX rear CF brace with bodposts will crack and ruin your day on a crash, and that other parts break rather easily. I have never seen one myself, but some how I dont believe them. This car's quality seems to be top of the line, and need your input. What are the weak parts or issues the car does have and that I will have to pay attention to?
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I have ran an RDX outdoors all season long (every weekend). I have broken 2 A-arms (the first week I had it when I had the 75s on which was a mistake). I have also broken 2 diff screws. Thats it (besides a couple of fans b/c they are positioned in a bad place). Never heard of the rear brace breaking. We have 4 rdx's where I race and they have all had similar experiences. So with that said I would say it is durable.
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I have ran an RDX outdoors all season long (every weekend). I have broken 2 A-arms (the first week I had it when I had the 75s on which was a mistake). I have also broken 2 diff screws. Thats it (besides a couple of fans b/c they are positioned in a bad place). Never heard of the rear brace breaking. We have 4 rdx's where I race and they have all had similar experiences. So with that said I would say it is durable.
IF this is in modified, its really good news. If its 19t or stock, then its the same as with other cars, since there is not so much force of impact when crashing in 19t or stock, which helps durability of parts and cars. BUt in modified, I am worried about the rear CF brace snapping and ruining my day. It does seem to be exposed and dont know if it can stand up to some one hitting me from behind into the CF brace...
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I have run Modified on carpet and made some good wall smacks and the CF brace didntr brake.
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Default Corally RDX in Mod Asphalt Competition

Why is it that Corally hasn't won major events in on-road asphalt? They seem to very well on carpet, and Tosolini has certainly beaten and won with this car against the best...but, what happened at ROAR national races, Reedy Race, Worlds, Euros, etc...seems like Tamiya, Cyclone, Xray, Yokomo is always ahead of Corally in asphalt big races. Is it because they dont have enough drivers or drivers that focus on onroad asphalt modified racing? Is this car mainly a carpet car, and maybe not so good on asphalt? What's the deal, it really seems to be great car, with really well made parts and design...why is it winning big modified asphalt events?
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