What setup?

Old 12-16-2009, 08:45 PM
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Default What setup?

Hi there everyone.

I have decided that I will have a bit more of a go at 1/8 buggy racing next season (starts late Feb 2010)
I have a XB8TQ and dont really want to spend the money getting a newer model this year (I suspect I will move to Truggy in 2011).

The local track is I suppose what would be classed as tight and gets very bumpy, there is one large jump (about 70cm high table top).
My problem when I drive is that the car feels very twitchy and nervous.
It feels like it looses traction in the back way to easy.

I have thought about buying wider axle hubs to widen the vehicles footprint, I am wanting the car to be more stable until my driving skills improve a little, as I am forever putting it on its lid.

Would doing this improve the stability?
And what setup and fluid grades should I be using (in shocks and diff).

Any tips and help is appreciated.

I have also asked this same question on the team xray site.
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Old 12-16-2009, 08:48 PM
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u know what i had the same problem with my eight 1.0 b at first
intil i put softer shock oil in the rear, what rear toe in are u running i have 3 degress on my and its pretty stable to me now .
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Old 12-17-2009, 12:37 AM
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Have a read of the Hudy setup book: http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/sho...p?file_id=4461

There is also a setup database on the Xray website: http://forum.teamxray.com/xsheets.php
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Try 335 or 555 in your diffs both of these diff setups work well on the xb8 tq.
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