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Old 10-13-2011, 01:10 AM
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Default 1/8 Nitro Buggy brake bias

I know there many things to be taken into consideration when setting Brake Bias but what would be a good starting point for a novice just learning to set up his buggy.
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:19 AM
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40% front and 60% rear is generally standard issue. When setting the brakes, hold full brake and roll just the front tires against the ground and they should barely roll but with a lot of resistance. Do the same with the rear except the rear tires should lock up.
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You want the rear to have the strongest braking force without locking up, but still pretty strong....and the front is really up to you. I like the front to be a bit soft because if it's too strong the car will push in the turns. If you set it up like that it will slow down at the end of straits without sliding sideways and yet still allow you to use the brakes in the turn to help pivot...Set it up like that then if you need more front brake dial some more in...
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