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Old 09-17-2006, 10:58 AM   #1
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hey guys, the title saids it all
as i dont have a chassis tune up system i do everything by guessing
is it time for a chassis tune up system?? and if so which one??
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Old 09-17-2006, 12:22 PM   #2
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Buy Hudy Exclusive Set Up System or Proffesional Set Up System ( complete with suitcase, board and tweak station )

Team SpeedMind also produce Set Up system and it looks fine to me.
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whats your car doing? Are you driving on the street in front of your house, a dusty parking lot, or a prepared track? A set up system should help, but a simple camber guage or eyeballing it could at least make the car driveable.
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and what kind of car?........
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:04 AM   #5
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its a mugen mtx4, never been set up properly
when it brakes it starts to slide to one side and eventually ends up doin a 180
and wen i steeer it just has massive oversteer problem
time to save up for a hudy system
and im running it in a school just b4 i take it to a track,
but not goin to take it to a track till its sorted
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Old 09-18-2006, 01:59 AM   #6
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if you are running a front oneway, when braking it is quite normal for the car to spin out, if you use too much brake. think of it as a hand brake on a normal car. the only way to solve this is to either run a solid front axle or run a diff in the front. or back the brake off and be gentle when applying. as far as the car oversteering, many things affect that. too harder tires, not enough front droop(on power oversteer) not enough rear droop(off power steering), springs too hard at the rear, too much or not enough camber, roll center too high, roll bars too stiff. go back to the manual and check the basic setup that is provided in the manual. then adjust one thing at a time, and test. as far as tools go, a camber guage is vital, and ride hieght guage. these are the basic tools required. camber guage is used for rear toe as well(stand the car on its rear and use the guage on a flat surface) ride hieght guage can be used for droop as well. you can mesure droop with the tires on(lift the front of the car up while pressing on the front tires, this difference in ride hieght and the upper most travel is your droop (upstop) unless you want to spend the money on a setup station, then id wait a bit, to gain some experience and knowledge on how to setup a tourer. information is plentifull on this forum. what i would suggest, is to go to the track where you will run, ask the guys with the same cars what they are running in terms of springs and camber and tire selection. then just hit the track !! you will find the setup very different on the track, so id go straight to it to get it setup. hope this helps.
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You're never going to get the car sorted on a dusty parking lot, to get sorted you have to take to the track where you're going to run it. Its like setting up F1 car on a dirt road.
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thanks for the advice guys
would abs help the spinning out??
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What tires are you running? Is the rear wing on the car?
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I dont think abs is your answer. With a front oneway, the brakes should only be set up to slow the car, you will never be able to go full wood on the brakes with a front oneway.
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foam tyres, 40shore on front and back
just tested it with abs, late breaking but not much spin out
too bad i didnt have my brakes on full and smacked it into a wall
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like they all said the hudy set up will help you get the camber angles and toe set and caster and width. it has it all. as far as what you are driving on other than a track you will never stop that. if you are on a prepared track and you still have that problem, you can go to a thicker diff fluid in the rear this will help the rear diff from unloading and causing it to spin, i whent from 10 thous to 60 thos. it took care of that for me. hope this helps
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