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Old 02-22-2018, 04:39 AM
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Has anyone come from a Tekno to the JQ, If so, what differences did you notice? Thanks
Night and day, JQ cars are super easy to drive and calm, tekno was very unstable and twitchy for me
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Night and day, JQ cars are super easy to drive and calm, tekno was very unstable and twitchy for me
Is this for the grey edition as well? Thanks for the help.
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Is this for the grey edition as well? Thanks for the help.
No. It's also not the case anymore with the 48.4's.
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My Black Edition ready for the 2018 season... if only the winter would end.
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My Black Edition ready for the 2018 season... if only the winter would end.
Move to Florida.
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Is this for the grey edition as well? Thanks for the help.
Yeah, the Grey edition electric is easier to drive than the nitro in my opinion.
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JQ Black Edition in Santa Barbara

I've been working on a stable setup for a while, and made a lot of progress this weekend. My setup was very different than all the other JQ drivers there that day, but everyone who drove it really liked it.
Few notables:

1. 25g center diff weight. I was skeptical of adding rotating mass at first, but it really smoothes out the power delivery and allows the car to carry more speed throughout corners. I used the JQ weight that should be available soon, but you can wrap lead tape around the center diff to accomplish the same thing. If you need much punch, then go to a thicker center diff oilthat way you have the best of both worlds.

2. 15-25g behind the B block (front-rear arm holder). This smoothes the steering out and the car reacts slower, allowing you to drive it harder.

3. Steering: Middle hole on ackerman plate, 21.5-22mm links (stock is 24mm). I like a lot of toe out to numb the car's steering, but test this out back-to-back on your own, remembering to reset endpoints each time. Middle holes gives less corner exit steering and an overall smoother feel.

4. More front droop, less rear (103f, 121r or so). This increases rearward weight transfer on-power and decreases frontward weight transfer when braking. I think it's easier to drive.

5. Wing moved 10-15mm forward. This is a personal preference but I think the mount is too far back stock, so I drill holes to move both the stock JQ wing and TKI3 wing forward. This makes the rear end more consistent in high speed corners and allows you to drive harder. Also use the bottom hole in the wing mount for more angle.

6. Camber. The best way to tune this is start running with the standard lengths, pull into pit lane and have someone turn your front or rear camber links 1/2 turn one direction and go back out for a few laps, then repeat several times for both front and rear links. I do this every practice day when there's time to perfect the setup, but as time goes on you will converge on ideal lengths for most tracks.

Misc things: emulsion shocks (a necessity), front arms moved 2mm back, 7x1.25f 7x1.35r pistons, 10-10-5 diffs, 2.2f 2.6r swaybars, 14t clutch bell, and Kyosho wing.
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How's the JQ black car these days? Still competitive?
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How's the JQ black car these days? Still competitive?
TQ expert buggy at DNC.
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So I'd say yes, very!
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How's the JQ black car these days? Still competitive?
Going to be even more once I start developing setups for it. *edit* NOPE!
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Right on, thanks. I'm just trying to decide which 1/8th buggy I want to go with.
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after all that bs against jq at dnc, my next buggy is set.
jq is going against bullsh+t since years, my next money will be spend to keep the only one to be 100% real in the business alive.
world is going nuts these days...
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Originally Posted by gt racing View Post
after all that bs against jq at dnc, my next buggy is set.
jq is going against bullsh+t since years, my next money will be spend to keep the only one to be 100% real in the business alive.
world is going nuts these days...
so turning off peoples radios is making you spend money?

To quote yourself: "world is going nuts these days"
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so turning off peoples radios is making you spend money?

To quote yourself: "world is going nuts these days"
everything happens for a reason, right?
wait for jqs write up on all this...
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