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Old 04-12-2014, 09:19 AM   #1
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Hey guys. Just a quick question on the topic. Does the placement of the spacer affect the handling of the chassis? If so, what characteristics would having more spacers in the front of the a-arm rather than the rear of the a-arm. Sorry guy, still try to play catch up on the learning curve hear. Thanks
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Depends on whether you are talking front or rear arm as to what "in front of" or "in rear of" mean. Basically the shorter the wheelbase (rear arms spaced forward or front arms spaced back) is better for more technical tracks with tighter turns, but it may suffer in faster turns like sweepers. Spacers in the opposite position make a longer wheelbase and make the car more stable for more open, flowing tracks but they may not turn as well in tighter sections.

Download this book. It covers all setup questions you could probably come up with: http://www.hudy.net/xhudy/showfile.p...252739b1ad8c24

It's a zip file with a PDF in it. Great setup guide.
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Depends on whether you are talking front or rear arm as to what "in front of" or "in rear of" mean. Basically the shorter the wheelbase (rear arms spaced forward or front arms spaced back) is better for more technical tracks with tighter turns, but it may suffer in faster turns like sweepers. Spacers in the opposite position make a longer wheelbase and make the car more stable for more open, flowing tracks but they may not turn as well in tighter sections.

Download this book. It covers all setup questions you could probably come up with: http://www.hudy.net/xhudy/showfile.p...252739b1ad8c24

It's a zip file with a PDF in it. Great setup guide.
huh I see. I must have skipped this page since I have the hudy book. Thanks for the heads up. What I really meant to say is that the car has the original wheelbase. I just moved both spacers in the front and rear a-arm towards more in the front to accommodate a certain body. thanks again
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it should also be mentioned that because oyu can adjust front and rear wheelbase shims independant, you can shift the balance of the car foward and back this way. run all your shims in the forward position to push both axles backa nd shift more weight over the nose. the opposite to gain rear traction ect. you can do quite a lot with wheel base but dont forget to check other settings, particularly in the front if you make changes to this.
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