R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Nitro Off-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-14-2010, 09:55 PM   #1
Tech Regular
jeff_ellis_9's Avatar
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Grover, NC
Posts: 418
Trader Rating: 5 (100%+)
Default Losi 8, steering ackerman and bump steer questions

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using UP or DOWN bump steer and using the SHORT and LONG steering ackerman? What gives you what?

Thanks in adv.
Team Losi Buggy
GO Tech 5 port RB Mods
Spektrum DX3S
jeff_ellis_9 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 06:04 AM   #2
Tech Adept
cdbias's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 230

Bump steer up gives you a little more steering in the center of the turn. Bump steer down is just a smoother, more constant "arc" in the curve.

Long is what most people run. It's much smoother and doesn't make the car as twitch.

Short ackerman makes the front end very sensitive to wheel input but will also give you quicker initial turn in.

Personally, I like the long ack on buggy and the short ack on truck.
Thank You,
Casey Bias

Tekno RC | Jconcepts| Trinity | Hobbywing | MKS Servos | Elevation Sports | Code 3 RC |
cdbias is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-15-2010, 06:09 AM   #3
Tech Regular
Slider30250's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Eastern North Carolina
Posts: 428

Running the bump steer ball down will give you smoother steering mid corner (less bump-steer), running the ball up will give you more bump-steer mid corner (steering will seem more twitchy). The short ackerman plate will increase steering response right off center (more sensitive) and has more steering mid turn. The long ackerman plate is less sensitive off center and is more forgiving, you are less likely to get too "happy" with you're steering.
Anyone can crash, I crash with style

Mugen MBX6R/Airtronics M11X/Ninja Engines/Sidewinder Fuel/EB Mods
Slider30250 is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
losi 8ight setup basic questions teeforb Nitro Off-Road 17 08-15-2012 06:12 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:14 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net