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Old 06-15-2004, 02:36 PM   #6496
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Guys,

Thanks for your info on setting up the car. Now I setup with reference to the Baker setup in Las Vegas for V2, and changed the shock oil to front 40wt rear 50wt, gold spring on front, 1mm shim on rear camber link and blade rear anti-roll bar, and now the car is much less understeer. However, I would like to have more steering on exiting the turn and what further should I do? Also, on the Baker setup in Las Vegas he used heavier weight shock oil and springs for front, would that make the car understeer?

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Old 06-16-2004, 07:30 AM   #6497
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Try to play around the caster angle, 12 degree give me good result. For the unprepare and not very smooth track, softher spring usually handle the car better.
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Anyone know of any good alternatives. I have some left over Kyosho Diff Gear Grease #3000. Will it work?
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Old 06-16-2004, 10:29 PM   #6499
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Anyone know of any good alternatives. I have some left over Kyosho Diff Gear Grease #3000. Will it work?
stealth lube is similar to dielectric grease in real cars. Usually use in insulation of certain components in the engine. Just go to the local DIY shop and you can find many brands of dielectric grease. Its silicon based and helps the balls to maintain grip in the diff plate. If you use other types of grease, it will wear the diff plate out faster.
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Old 06-16-2004, 11:17 PM   #6500
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i have good take off speed thru corners and take off but in the staight i get sucked up , i still finish 2-4 in the mains, but i know that my engine is faster than this, i have bone stock pinions & spurs, i think the colors for pinion are blue and black (color wore off), can somebody tell me a good gear combo. to help me out in this situtation so that i can see 1st. this gearing thing has me all confused
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Stealth greese is basically dielectric grease. Like stated can be purchased at any automotive store. The AE black diff lube is also basically black or gray moly lube, or assembly lube. It's basically used on gas and diesel engine brgs when assembled. It to can be purchased at local auto store also. This is what I have used for years instead of the Ae stuff.

Rene: It would help if you could give us some staight away lengths for proper gearing. If less than 150ft straights try 20/24 pinions and 50/54 spurs.
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What about the Green Slime?
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I think stock gears are 22/54 & 26/50.

You didn't say whether you thought you were topping out, or just not ever getting to top speed, so here are two recommendations:

If you're topping out in the straight, you could try 21/54 & 27/48.

If you're not getting up to top speed, try 21/54 & 25/50 or 20/54 & 24/50.
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Slime works fine in the diffs.
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sorry i was not thing to good when i wrote this. the straight is about 100 to 125', nothing to big @ all, i am topping out to soon like in between 1/4 to 1/2 thru the straight would like to get that little bit more umph before entering into infield. the 20/24 pinion and 50/54 spur looks good (because 2 of ya'll gave me that gearing), i think i will try that, sorry but here is a bumb a$$ question, 20/50 first and 24/54 second gear? like i said this gearing stuff has me all confused, all i know is that i sure can drive the heck out of the car, if somebody has some way of trying to make it easier to understand or a web sight that would be helpfull. thank you for your replays so far
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try 21/27 and 54/48, or even 20/26 with 54/48. make sure it is not shifting to early or you lug the motor because of the six tooth spread. good luck
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sorry i was not thing to good when i wrote this. the straight is about 100 to 125', nothing to big @ all, i am topping out to soon like in between 1/4 to 1/2 thru the straight would like to get that little bit more umph before entering into infield. the 20/24 pinion and 50/54 spur looks good (because 2 of ya'll gave me that gearing), i think i will try that, sorry but here is a bumb a$$ question, 20/50 first and 24/54 second gear? like i said this gearing stuff has me all confused, all i know is that i sure can drive the heck out of the car, if somebody has some way of trying to make it easier to understand or a web sight that would be helpfull. thank you for your replays so far
If you're topping out 1/4 to 1/2 way through a 100 to 125 foot straight, with stock gearing, I have two questions:

Are you getting second gear at all?
If yes, what motor do you have? I want one!

With a Rossi NS12, It takes me about 150 feet to find the end of the 26/50 second gear. I don't have it tuned as fast as I could, but it's pretty fast.

If you are truly topping out, and you're really in second gear, then you'll need to go with the 27/48 combo for second gear. The first gear combos that work with that are 21/54 and 23/52.
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it's 20/54 and 24/50
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Also maybe screw the low and high speed needles on the carb down a 1/4 turn. Sound to me your to rich on a setting.
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I'm currently upgrading my rear suspension to v2. I just got one concern. Is it normal for the turnbuckle to make contact with the rear tower when you push up the rear arm? Btw, shocks are not installed yet.
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