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Old 11-15-2004, 10:28 PM   #1
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My new car drifts to the left side when on level ground, can someone help me fix this problem? I tried adjusting the trim on the radio but when i think it's correct, it drifts to the other side. Im not sure if it's the tires or suspension, but I know something is wrong.

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Old 11-15-2004, 10:32 PM   #2
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Some may say it is your tweak, but that isn't it.

Depending on the radio system you have you can adjust how fine of steps the "TRIM" on your radio has. Usually it is in steps of 5 from the factory. You can change it to 1 step.

It has to simply do with Trim settings. You can zero out the trim setting and everything, then get the servo horn close to center. Then use SUBTRIM to get it close to zero. Followed by the standard TRIM to get it centered. Read the instructions to get all the steps i mentioned.

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Make sure you have your turn buckles the exact same length before you mess with the trim. If they aren't the same length, then you're just masking the problem. Once they're the same length, then adjust your trim. Also, center your servo to the best of your ability, this will also help.
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Old 11-16-2004, 12:23 AM   #4
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When my car drifts as you describe I have often found that the servo has a stripped gear or the servo saver is weak or the steering rack is binding. This assumes that there are no bent, broken or loose pieces.

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broken pieces....I just got the car.

hopefully it's not that. I'll try to adjust some of the things mentioned, if that doesn't work, I'll try the local hobby shop.
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Make sure all 4 tires are being powered equally, if you have problems with differentials or cvd's it can cause the car to drive toward one direction.
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Old 11-16-2004, 11:40 AM   #7
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Talking drifting..

Ok .. I take it all your radio settings are correct .. Try making shure your shocks are working correctly . If theres air in one or more then your car will tend to drift one way or the other.. make sure there adjusted correctly ( equal presure left / right side , front and rear ... most likely its your trim or your turnbuckles need some fine tuning .. also check your toe , if its toed in too much or toed out too much even on one wheel it will drift ....try this I hope it helps ...
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I don't have any tools to measure the settings (no Hudy Setup station yet). Any one know any manual ways of getting the right settings?
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checking your toe with no tools is easy.

you can use a piece of string, or a elcheapo small tape measure, and take inside and outside measurements... when they are even, the toe is at 0, if the distance between the front of the wheel is more than the distance from the back of the front wheels then you have toe out, and toe in is the opposite...

usually a little toe out will help a car track straighter....
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