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Old 01-31-2010, 08:56 PM   #1
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Default how do you tune your buggy's Suspension and chassis

Is there a general set of rules to follow in setting up. like how to know if you need stiffer springs, oils, different pistons, What to expect when you change diff oil to different weights? Camber etc.

I can seem to find bits and pieces but am looking for the "holy grail' all in one place, doesn't seem too much to ask, does it?

p.s. I'm talking in general terms not specific models
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Here it is the "holy grail' of set ups and what each thing dose to your buggy are truggy. Go down to Hudy Off Road & Truggy Set-up-Book and Down load it and take a look and you will see what i am talking about it will teach you all you need to know.

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Some good info also

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There isn't such a thing as one fits all, we all drive diferent and have diferent gear, one of my friends a very fast one can't drive my cars and I can't drive his, just completely diferent setups, read the hudy setup guide and aply what you learn to your driving style.
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sort of what I was trying to say was, stuff like if I change the weight of diff oil to a lighter in the front.. I should expect what to change? etc
I'll have a look at those links. Thanks for the replies
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