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Old 10-07-2008, 12:33 PM   #8566
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yeap..
softer in front

this works for me...may not feel right for other driving styles.
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:06 PM   #8567
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I don't have any experience racing carpet. Here is the set up sheet from yokomo usa.

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we NEVER use a softer spring up front!

i yok progressive then pink front blue rear

or hpi pink/gold front silver rear
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Old 10-07-2008, 02:48 PM   #8569
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softer in front

this works for me...may not feel right for other driving styles.

I agree....
I changed my driving style some years ago.... I had always been taught that harder springs at the front are the only way to go... that's false!
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on some tracks it may work but usually everyone uses harder springsup front as most cars are designed to be driven like that ... also depends on the rest of the setup but I have never! hda the feeling that a softer spring up front would be required/bring any benefits
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have you some tips/setup use BD with foam? now i have spring hpi (pink-front/silver-rear)
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:34 PM   #8572
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on med to high bite carpet I many times use yoke gt4 springs. stiffer in the front always.
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ran the BDM for the first time tonight on carpet, used my own guess setup. Used stock BDM springs, white w/ pink & orange dots. Car was dialed! Gave it some front toe out, i may bring it to 0 though next club race. The car felt very good, predictable, easy to drive, very nice.
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Which are the best wheel rims to use on the BD? The rims I have seem to rub on the front suspension arms and my muchmore sweep rims just bind up
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I use JB / GM wheels
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Old 10-08-2008, 03:05 PM   #8577
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Which are the best wheel rims to use on the BD? The rims I have seem to rub on the front suspension arms and my muchmore sweep rims just bind up
that happened to me too, it had me baffled! i figured out the C-hub needs to be position as high as possible (the bottom hole) and run the steering knuckle so that the aluminum collar is on the top of the steering knuckle pushing the knuckle down.

This will solve your rubbing issues.
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yokomo wheels or muchmore.
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GM wheels? What website could we go to so that we can see what they look like?
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they are jb hard/x-hard with gm-letters on the outside
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