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  1. POOCH !
    02-09-2015 05:58 PM - permalink
    POOCH !
    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 !
  2. brettstoner
    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.
  3. cball
    11-25-2014 04:23 AM - permalink
    Hey Fred,

    Just found an old post of yours , all I can say is THANK YOU.
  4. yabbie killa
    03-28-2014 03:34 AM - permalink
    yabbie killa
    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
  5. Theroc
    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.
  6. aloksatoor
    10-28-2011 09:18 PM - permalink
    very nice writeup on the tuning with camber links!!! gonna try it out this weekend
  7. Who is that Guy
    10-07-2011 02:29 PM - permalink
    Who is that Guy
    start at the bottom and work up please
  8. Who is that Guy
    10-07-2011 02:29 PM - permalink
    Who is that Guy
    the messages are backwards sorry it was too long so had to cut it up and copy paste it lol
  9. Who is that Guy
    10-07-2011 02:28 PM - permalink
    Who is that Guy
    springs in the rear with 30 wt and I have the losi 22 piston #55 in both the front and rear the ride height at 24 mm front and 23.5 mm in the rear I am very curious to see if it is balanced at this point in the front holes on bottom are out and top are in the middle and the rear top are all the way out on top and bottom. Wow sorry for the long message I just signed up on here a few days ago and dont have any contacts here yet so guess your the lucky one if you have time to respond that would be great if not thanks again for all your posts and information i will read everyone of them...

    Rc is a way of life !

    Dwaine "who is that guy"
  10. Who is that Guy
    10-07-2011 02:28 PM - permalink
    Who is that Guy
    through my whole car and get it right not that I think its off but I want to know how to get it there so I too can learn. Right now I have a Kyosho RB5 SP2 with Tekin RS pro and 17.5 using 72 associated spur and 31 lightened pinion with orion 4800 50c battery. We are liking the BK bars in the rear with AKA foams and the 3 ribs up front. Right now I have the big bore shocks and am using Pink spings up front with 35 wt oil and pink

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