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Old 09-18-2019, 12:34 PM
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Hey everyone.

Been getting more into this nitro thing and had a pretty good season of it, with a lot of luck managed to finish up 2nd in a series I was racing in for nitro, with a few nitro specific gremlins I plan to work out for the next season.

Anyway, racing both 1/8 E buggy and Nitro 1/8 Buggy, one thing I noticed was my Nitro Buggy felt "Heavy" when driving it. The E-buggy felt very nimble around the track, was a blast to drive. Nitro was a different beast there. It wasn't really bad mind you, but I could tell the difference in how it didn't feel as nimble.

Are there any things in general to look at that you find help with that feel when running a nitro buggy coming from an e-buggy?

Engine is a novarossi Paloma .21 limited and past couple races been using a buku clutch. Buggy is a JQ Racing Black Edition.

thanks beforehand for any help you can give!
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Are your setups the same? I usually test with my electric and transfer over to the nitro
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yes started with was a base nitro setup, then making some adjustments.
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Make sure your engine mounts are the right way round. If your engine is further back than it is supposed to the car drives "heavy".
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Make sure your engine mounts are the right way round. If your engine is further back than it is supposed to the car drives "heavy".
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