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Old 08-07-2004, 06:12 AM   #16
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how do you get the different colors and fonts and stuff under your messages, I can't seem to figure it out
use tags like [color =blue] Write here [/color]
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Old 08-07-2004, 06:35 AM   #17
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TL XXXS - Got to the Team Losi website and look for Todd Hodge's or Greg Hodapp's Reedy race setup for 2004. Put it on your car EXACTLY as described in the setup sheet. If you are missing a part, oil wt, spring to get it exactly then buy it. This will get you 95% of the way to a perfect setup. The rest is fine tuning to get the feel you want with shock angles, sway bar sizes, traction compound, etc.
I agree with this to an extent, this will give you a good base setup but your driving style and conditions will be different to the pro's so its nothing more than it being a good base setup. By all means start from there but you need to learn to setup your car for yourself and to your driving style.
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I also agree with the follow-up answer of sleighty to adrian post previously.. fine tuning should be the last thing to do after you done all the set-up on the guide...
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Old 08-07-2004, 09:34 AM   #19
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I agree with this to an extent, this will give you a good base setup but your driving style and conditions will be different to the pro's so its nothing more than it being a good base setup. By all means start from there but you need to learn to setup your car for yourself and to your driving style.
That's exactly why I suggested to get the XXX Main set-up guide. Look man, just because you have a pro's set-up doesn't mean squat if you don't understand how these settings affect your car's handling, especially on your specific track. Not to mention your own driving style and skill. I'm telling you, if you start with balancing the weight (left side/ right side) of your car-TWEAK, then find the right combo of tires and inserts, getting the correct springs to handle the suspension changes throughout the track, setting your camber (which is usually no more than 2- 2.5 degrees), and getting the cars' correct ride height for your track conditions, that'll get you going strong.
The first thing to do is whatever car you have, GO TO THE STOCK SET-UP which is per assembly from the manual. BELIEVE ME , dealing with the as before mentions above, you're going to have your hands quite full. But these 5 first steps are simple to understand and they have a pretty dramatic impact on the cars handling.
Like it has been drilled to me, GET TO KNOW YOUR CAR AND WHAT YOU WANT IT TO DO ON THE TRACK. After that know what the different adjustments are on the car and change them accordingly. Not that having a pro's set-up is wrong, because if it works- COOL- but I'm the type that wants to know WHY it works.
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Old 08-07-2004, 10:18 AM   #20
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That's exactly why I suggested to get the XXX Main set-up guide. Look man, just because you have a pro's set-up doesn't mean squat if you don't understand how these settings affect your car's handling, especially on your specific track. Not to mention your own driving style and skill. I'm telling you, if you start with balancing the weight (left side/ right side) of your car-TWEAK, then find the right combo of tires and inserts, getting the correct springs to handle the suspension changes throughout the track, setting your camber (which is usually no more than 2- 2.5 degrees), and getting the cars' correct ride height for your track conditions, that'll get you going strong.
The first thing to do is whatever car you have, GO TO THE STOCK SET-UP which is per assembly from the manual. BELIEVE ME , dealing with the as before mentions above, you're going to have your hands quite full. But these 5 first steps are simple to understand and they have a pretty dramatic impact on the cars handling.
Like it has been drilled to me, GET TO KNOW YOUR CAR AND WHAT YOU WANT IT TO DO ON THE TRACK. After that know what the different adjustments are on the car and change them accordingly. Not that having a pro's set-up is wrong, because if it works- COOL- but I'm the type that wants to know WHY it works.
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Yer to be honest, if you get yourself in a big mess over setup then revert back to the standard stock setup and 9 times out of 10, the car will handle fine
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The XXX main book is excellent. I have one in my pitbox. However, there is a lot of interaction between setting and its very easy for a guy that would ask a question like "How do you fin a good Setup" to get lost.

Get a pro setup and start making minor changes while looking at your lap times. Cars that feel really good can be slow sometimes. You cant work on a setup with out tracking lap times.
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