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Old 03-08-2015, 06:55 PM
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It's a piece of tape holding the wire down.
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What's at the end of the antenna wire?
That would be a piece of black tape holding it down. Or a secret speed part which is worth a tenth a lap.
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Just received my WGT Four R. Any setup recommendations?

Right now it is 4* caster, 1* camber, Battery forward, Kit springs all around, 45 wt losi oil in the center shock and 5K in the damper tubes. The front springs might be .020s, but not sure. We've put .018s on our club members car and it seems to run better, so might do that right off.
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Originally Posted by liljohn1064 View Post
Just received my WGT Four R. Any setup recommendations?

Right now it is 4* caster, 1* camber, Battery forward, Kit springs all around, 45 wt losi oil in the center shock and 5K in the damper tubes. The front springs might be .020s, but not sure. We've put .018s on our club members car and it seems to run better, so might do that right off.
What carpet are you running on?

That is a great start. You can try 35 wt oil with a very hard center spring.
.018s front springs for more steering. What do you feel you need more of in your car?
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What carpet are you running on?

That is a great start. You can try 35 wt oil with a very hard center spring.
.018s front springs for more steering. What do you feel you need more of in your car?
This will be it's first run. I'm comparing it to my RK10 and Rev8 Pro setups for the ballpark. I have a VBC Lightning 10 and CRC LE/SE with WTF pod plates up and running for the last couple of months. So far the softer front and side spring setups with a firm center spring seem to work well. Carpet is CRC Fastrack, about 4 years old. It's giving us medium high grip: Lots of tire chirping. I have a VBC Lightning 10 and CRC LE/SE with WTF pod plates up and running. I typically will tune the car to be slightly agressive on turn in and fairly neutral on acceleration.
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Originally Posted by liljohn1064 View Post
This will be it's first run. I'm comparing it to my RK10 and Rev8 Pro setups for the ballpark. I have a VBC Lightning 10 and CRC LE/SE with WTF pod plates up and running for the last couple of months. So far the softer front and side spring setups with a firm center spring seem to work well. Carpet is CRC Fastrack, about 4 years old. It's giving us medium high grip: Lots of tire chirping. I have a VBC Lightning 10 and CRC LE/SE with WTF pod plates up and running. I typically will tune the car to be slightly agressive on turn in and fairly neutral on acceleration.
I started mine off with the same setup as my regular wgt4. Inline battery but that is with the new carpet. You might want to run the battery transverse vs inline. On the older carpet it should giver you more aggressive turn in because of the weight transfer.
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Originally Posted by wcrotty View Post
I started mine off with the same setup as my regular wgt4. Inline battery but that is with the new carpet. You might want to run the battery transverse vs inline. On the older carpet it should giver you more aggressive turn in because of the weight transfer.
I'll give it a try and report back!
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Old 01-13-2016, 06:53 AM
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The base setup with the transverse battery is on the money. Brand new tires, refit R35 body and was within a couple tenths by the second run. So easy to drive! It will only get better. I did have upgrade to Lunsford axles as one of the steel ones bent with just a brush of a tire on a pipe.
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does the GT4-R version have different pod side plates to lower the right height ?
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Originally Posted by Jorge T View Post
does the GT4-R version have different pod side plates to lower the right height ?
It does not. It adds two thin full length carbon shims under the pod plates and uses number 3 bearing retainers. The rear sits at 5.5 mm. The front uses 4 special ride height spacers to raise the front suspension. With one thin SpeedMerchant shim on top of the special spacers, the front is at 5 mm.
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Originally Posted by liljohn1064 View Post
It does not. It adds two thin full length carbon shims under the pod plates and uses number 3 bearing retainers. The rear sits at 5.5 mm. The front uses 4 special ride height spacers to raise the front suspension. With one thin SpeedMerchant shim on top of the special spacers, the front is at 5 mm.
Cool, thanks for the clarification.
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Originally Posted by liljohn1064 View Post
The base setup with the transverse battery is on the money. Brand new tires, refit R35 body and was within a couple tenths by the second run. So easy to drive! It will only get better. I did have upgrade to Lunsford axles as one of the steel ones bent with just a brush of a tire on a pipe.
Great to hear that it ran great. Definitely upgrade to the lunsford axles and i would upgrade to the lunsford tie rod for the top of the front end. If that bends then when you adjust camber you adjust the castor as well.
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Originally Posted by wcrotty View Post
Great to hear that it ran great. Definitely upgrade to the lunsford axles and i would upgrade to the lunsford tie rod for the top of the front end. If that bends then when you adjust camber you adjust the castor as well.
Very true on the camber turnbuckle. I should have some by next week.
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What's needed to convert the GT-4 Rubber Tire edition back to foam tire edition? Is spacers the only difference?

Can the car hold a 2s lipo? I want to use 2s 21.5 at my local track on rubber tires.
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