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Old 04-05-2005, 07:52 AM   #1
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Default New to TC racing and I have a question.

What is the purpose of adding shims below the camber link? Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-05-2005, 08:41 AM   #2
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It changes the cars roll center.
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So you are able to adjust the roll center at both the shock tower and the hub carrier. Thanks.
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You can adjust roll center in a number of ways. You can adjust the camber links at the tower and hub (height, angle, and length of camber links will all effect the roll center.) Most cars you can also raise and lower the suspension arms which will also adjust the roll centers. What car do you have?
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If you want a lot of information about the physics behind RC Cars, go to this link. There's tons of info on it. http://users.pandora.be/elvo/
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I have an Xray T1FK05. I'm coming back to racing after an eight year layoff.
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I know Xray cars are about as adjustable if not more than any other car out there. You should be able to use the lower suspension to adjust roll center as well as the camber links. There are general guidelines as far as what adjustments do what to a car (i.e. Lower roll center will give more grip to that end of the car, etc...) but some cars react differently than others. I think the best place to get info on what specific adjustments will do to the Xray, you should go to the FK05 thread. They will know exactly what those changes will do to the handling of the car.
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What Jon said. Also, adjusting RC by adding shims at the links yeilds a less aggressive change.
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