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  • Last Activity: 11-24-2019 06:30 PM
  • Join Date: 03-29-2011
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  1. 02-28-2018 01:58 PM - permalink
    When you are a talented driver, you can make damn near anything look good!

    I do have an order of operations, but it takes a long time to explain it. The process is not quick. You could be at the track for hours getting everything setup well.
  2. 02-28-2018 09:33 AM - permalink
    Hey Fred, ive been reading your tuning advice for days and hours. I really am having trouble and im a good driver but people will drive my cars and say how the hell do u drive this thing?! I can win races and podium with fast guys but im constantly wheeling the hell out of the car. ill drive a well set up car and think how can u not win with this thing.....Do you have an order of operations to tune after spring balancing and what each adjustment does. I know it would probably be a pain in the ass but if you would u have no idea how grateful i would be man, help me out if you could!
  3. 02-09-2015 05:58 PM - permalink
    Drop me a contact # if you would like to talk about this. I know if there was a flood on the market and a set of rules it would take off. If I can get hold of Smoke it would be a game changer in the market. It may be hard to explain why a faster more realistic car comes in at less cost(fingers crossed). POOCH !
  4. 12-17-2014 06:08 PM - permalink
    I just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to explain how to properly setup the shocks/springs. I am a newbie, currently setting up my 1/10 off-road playing around with the shocks/springs. I do have one quick question for you if you don't mind.

    For adjusting the shocks and springs to match the front and rear bounce rate I move the bottom of the shock inboard and the top of the shock inboard to slow the frequency down correct? Ie if my front bounces back up first I try to move the bottom inboard one hole then move the top in one hole. I have been recording my bounce in slow motion on my phone then playing around with the springs to get close. From here I need to play around with shock position to get it balanced.
  5. 11-25-2014 04:23 AM - permalink
    Hey Fred,

    Just found an old post of yours , all I can say is THANK YOU.
  6. 03-28-2014 03:34 AM - permalink
    Dear fred,

    I found an old post of yours, and i am trying it to apply to my car.

    Spring rate balancing.

    . Pick the car up and drop it. 5 or 6 inches is fine. Just drop it off the roof! Make sure you drop it level. If the front and rear bounce at the same rate, you have suspension balance. You may run into a situation where one end bounces much faster than the other. This is bad and what may happen is the car will porpoise. Think about how the animal swims and watch the way the car bounces. You'll see it pretty easily if you have it. FWIW: It is far easier to find an unbalanced setup than a balanced one.

    My problem is i am having trouble idetifying the the actual bounce rate. I have no oil in shocks and car has everything else installed.

    I am an old guy, but very new to rc cars.

    Regards: robert
  7. 01-07-2013 10:51 PM - permalink
    Hey Fred,

    I have a few questions about pistons. I currently have been running Kyosho 5 hole 5x1.35. Im thinking about going to 2x1.7.

    My main question is what will this do? I think it will have the same feel or roll characititics but more pack. I have played around with the 2 hole pistons when I drove a b4.1 but now I have switched to the rb6. The rb6 is very aggressive and I do need to calm the car a bit. I did play around with 4x1.3 and they def had more pack but made the car more twitchy.

    Thanks! and BTW great camber link thread.
  8. aloksatoor
    10-28-2011 09:18 PM - permalink
    very nice writeup on the tuning with camber links!!! gonna try it out this weekend
  9. Who is that Guy
    10-07-2011 02:29 PM - permalink
    start at the bottom and work up please
  10. Who is that Guy
    10-07-2011 02:29 PM - permalink
    the messages are backwards sorry it was too long so had to cut it up and copy paste it lol

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