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Old 01-04-2018, 04:57 PM
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Thanks gents, I'm using the xenon r5 style front-end but biased on this info I think I see the changes I'll do.
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if your running that I'd recommend speed merchant .017"-.018" springs and kyosho yellow grease on the king pin
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Thanks for the additional information, I'll check those out.
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Anyone have a setup for ETS style carpet?
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Is there a way to lower the front end of the car to 3mm on fresh tires? I can loosen the preload on the front springs but that basically takes away any suspension travel and damping and it feels like the suspension is resting on the orings. I thought about putting washers under the front suspension arms like traditional front ends but that might mess with the roll center since the upper arm supports are independent from the lower suspension arm support. I could shim that up as well but might need longer screws which I dont have and they seem hard to source since they are so tiny.
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Space the knuckles upwards by putting more of the shims under the knuckle instead of top. I don't know what you mean by "fresh tires" but something to note: 1.We NEVER run the car below 3.8mm in the front. The rear can be 3.5, but as this car rolls more in the front, it requires more ride height. Going down to 3mm is not recommended. 2. Even on asphalt. anything under 44mm is probably not going to be too good. I would not go any bigger.
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Originally Posted by CristianTabush View Post
Space the knuckles upwards by putting more of the shims under the knuckle instead of top. I don't know what you mean by "fresh tires" but something to note: 1.We NEVER run the car below 3.8mm in the front. The rear can be 3.5, but as this car rolls more in the front, it requires more ride height. Going down to 3mm is not recommended. 2. Even on asphalt. anything under 44mm is probably not going to be too good. I would not go any bigger.
Thanks CT, Fresh tires meaning right out of the box no truing. I was running on asphalt on a SMOOTH track and was traction rolling pretty badly, even on a tight slow 180 turn. Right height was 5mm front and rear and everyone was telling me that its too high. I tried taking out the preload to lower the car but the car just feels mushy in the front since the springs arent doing anything, and its just riding on the orings
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If you are traction rolling, there is definitely too much grip on the track. You will definitely need to cut the tires down some. However, you should be able to lower the front by raising the knuckle.

Also, in high bite, what helps is less caster, less camber and maybe even some superglue on the sidewalls if you don't feel like truing them. I would really recommend to cut the tires down to no bigger than 43-43.5mm (even that is pretty big!) for the front and 1mm bigger in the rear. You will also find that the tires will have less of a tendency to chunk and the wear will even out. Remember that larger tires are effectively "softer" on a durometer, so this also will contribute to excessive squirm and have a higher tendency to flip.
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