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Old 03-01-2016, 04:41 AM
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I won't be able to race for a few more weeks, so I patiently await your experience.
My next club race is March 13th.
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Old 03-01-2016, 01:49 PM
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Do most of you guys race on asphalt?

On high grip carpet i fou.d the ghost is too soft and rolls alot. So have set my car up stiffer and with rollcentres adjusted so it doesnt roll so much
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Do most of you guys race on asphalt?

On high grip carpet i fou.d the ghost is too soft and rolls alot. So have set my car up stiffer and with rollcentres adjusted so it doesnt roll so much
Run less droop
1.5mm over ride heigh on front. 1mm rear
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Old 03-01-2016, 02:48 PM
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Heres my current carpet setup. Very good to drive and feels like you can push it
http://site.petitrc.com/reglages/vbc...EARCC20160228/

These are the progressive shock inserts that im running. A one off made by OTM
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Old 03-01-2016, 04:07 PM
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Originally Posted by scytherat View Post
Do most of you guys race on asphalt?

On high grip carpet i fou.d the ghost is too soft and rolls alot. So have set my car up stiffer and with rollcentres adjusted so it doesnt roll so much
I run mine with the usgt tire. It's a great spec tire, but has nowhere near the grip level of the sorex 32's that you're running. With that said, I still had to reduce roll somewhat. I'm definitely under 2mm of droop...probably very close to what Alex suggested. #4 hole on the f/r shock towers, 450 cst all around. Yok pink/blue springs. Car is fast, but a little more corner speed never hurts..
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:07 AM
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I did some parts swapping between my d06 and ghostevo to see what is compatible. The shock towers and upper bulkheads are interchangeable. However, the d06 rear upper bulkheads will position the rear shock tower forward by about 2mm. Since the RM camber adjusters seem to be out of stock, I've ordered some d06 shock towers to gain camber link length adjustability.
D06 shock towers are much lower and will not work with the long ghostevo shocks.
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I did some parts swapping between my d06 and ghostevo to see what is compatible. The shock towers and upper bulkheads are interchangeable. However, the d06 rear upper bulkheads will position the rear shock tower forward by about 2mm. Since the RM camber adjusters seem to be out of stock, I've ordered some d06 shock towers to gain camber link length adjustability.
D06 shock towers are much lower and will not work with the long ghostevo shocks.
https://gripworksrc.com/products/vbc-racing-ghostevo-camber-link-adjuster-b-02-g40362

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I won't be able to race for a few more weeks, so I patiently await your experience.
I've now run two club races with the optional red camber parts and my race times have dropped slightly. I also switched from the Slingshot 17.5 motor to a Hobbyking V2 17.5 and my car is faster now. Last race I finished 3rd in the A-main behind two ace club drivers running a D08 and an Awsomatix A700. Not too shabby for a fiberglass chassis sedan. The race before I won the A-main, but my club's top ace drivers didn't run so I think I would have still finished 3rd.

The optional red camber links have proven to be worth the cost and I am really liking the Beamcat alloy battery holders and Velcro strap.
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I decided to just take the plunge and buy the rear optional adjusters and was able to put them through a couple of race meets as well. I think they're worth the cost too. I tried to post the carpet setup w/ usgt tires that I used, but i guess the file is too large to attach. So i'll just type it out..

Novak 25.5 motor
400cst f/r
Yok pink fr springs-- white roll bar
yok blue springs rear--red roll bar
#4 hole on shock tower f/r
Stock shock positions on susp arms
.7mm spacers under front suspension mounts
.5mm spacers on front hex adapters
2mm inner camber link spacers f/r
2.5mm spacer on rear outer camber link
red camber link adjusters
1.5 camber--F
2.5 camber--R
Ta05 rear suspension mount for 2.5 rear toe ( the vbc part didn't make it time)
droop approx 1.5 f/r

I was able to pull a lot of throttle later into the turns as well as earlier out of the turns. Car was fast. I think I've hit the point where a new battery would have made a difference.I think 425-450cst might be a bit better as well. YMMV---Al
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I just picked up a Ghost Evo RM and am having trouble finding a basic set up for asphalt for this car. I built it with the kit 350cst shock oil, 1000 diff fluid, orange and red springs, suggested shock position, etc, etc. I am looking for starting camber and ride height suggestions. Thanks for any help. Not sure why finding info on this car is so difficult?
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I just picked up a Ghost Evo RM and am having trouble finding a basic set up for asphalt for this car. I built it with the kit 350cst shock oil, 1000 diff fluid, orange and red springs, suggested shock position, etc, etc. I am looking for starting camber and ride height suggestions. Thanks for any help. Not sure why finding info on this car is so difficult?
The kit setup works really well on asphalt, I would maybe put 2-3k in the diff though.
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i always start with 1.5 deg of camber up front and 2.5 in the rear. 5.5- 6mm is always a good starting point for outdoor asphalt.
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The kit setup works really well on asphalt, I would maybe put 2-3k in the diff though.
Thanks Alex and thanks for the great deal on the car!
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i always start with 1.5 deg of camber up front and 2.5 in the rear. 5.5- 6mm is always a good starting point for outdoor asphalt.
Thanks for the help. I see you are in Olympia. Are you going to race the Timezone GP this year?
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Thanks for the help. I see you are in Olympia. Are you going to race the Timezone GP this year?
I rarely make the the gp. I'm a big tcs racer, which is the weekend after. I used to make the November carpet race.... that was way fun stuff!!
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