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Old 03-01-2003, 11:27 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Since the my first post on this topic, got over 200 posts, i'd figure i'd "revist" it and give you some photo help to help improve my setup.

I have posted a picture showing normal track conditions. Any question you have feel free to ask. Also my one questio should I run higher ride height i'm at 5mm right now?

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i'd definetely run higher, do u have mighty big scratches in the bottom of the chassis.
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Yes I have a few good scratches on my chassis...
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Old 03-02-2003, 12:18 PM   #4
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I would recommend running the ride height up a little more, (6mm)if your car has limiters I would suggest to use them. That looks like a nasty couple of bumps. Is that a handicapped ramp in the way of your straight away? How big is the overall layout of the track anyway.
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Yeah its pretty bad parkinglot, the owner of the hobby store is looking for a new place in the area ASAP. To answer your question, No the handicap ramp is not part of the track....


Layout: 70 ft by 30ft or 24 meters by 10 meters.

Now that one angle of the parkinglot, if you see turn 2 that a very steep down hill left hander. If we make the track so we get a long back stright, there a huge ass bump in the middle, most of the faster guy running Yokomo's, TC3, Supernitros, ect... get airborn over that thing, like almost a foot in the air. It's pretty wild...


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Old 03-02-2003, 11:12 PM   #7
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Default Tire choice for parkinglot racing!(revisted)

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OH NO NOT AGAIN!!!!

That's one rough looking track. I've raced on Off-Road tracks with less bumps... just kidding, well almost.

From the looks of that surface (Well worn Asphalt?), I recommend Yokomo 138G's. They usually work best on a rougher surface as you have there.
If the chassis is bottoming out on the bumps, then raise the RH by 1mm. You could also try a few steps heavier shock oil too. The Traction should be great except for the jumps (bumps).

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If there is major scratching, like grooves through the chassis, i'd go up by at least 2mm, and up to about a maximum of 4 mm, maybe go 1 step harder springs on the front, and back, and a slight heavier oil in the shocks, 1 step up front and back again.

It will respond a little bit quicker to your turning commands as well, and could slide around a bit with a higher height.
All though hopefully stiffer suspension will prevent it form happeneing to much by stopping too much weight transfer.
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