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Old 04-30-2004, 02:34 AM   #211
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If you are having trouble with getting hold of kits and parts then try gm models in the UK. They have a good stock of cars and spares.
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Old 04-30-2004, 10:39 AM   #212
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I don't have the setup explaination in english yet but this seems strange. When we are talking elevated is it up off the ground or the suspension in full bump (the wheel up off the ground). The camber on the setup sheets is the same on the 0g and the 1G. if you raise the chassis off the ground and let the suspension hang you won't get similar readings. If you push your chassis to the ground your readings of camber at the wheel will be more similar to the free state. SO, when we say "0g is the reading off the ground" do they mean wheel in full bump or in full droop? My vote is the wheel off the ground.
Having a similar reading from the wheel on the ground and the wheel in full bump would be a good thing...It shows that you have all the suspension pivot points in the right place to keep the camber constant as the wheel goes up. Droop (the wheel hanging down with the spring off it's perch) is not as important because your wheel rarely travels this far down in racing curcumstances.

Just for the record, I'm setting my front and back at 1deg. (wheels on the ground) and getting even tire temps and wear.
Thanks for the response. Where do you measure droop in the rear? See attached picture
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Old 04-30-2004, 10:47 AM   #213
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The best place to take droop reading is "B" this gives you a much more consistant reading.
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Old 04-30-2004, 12:00 PM   #214
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The best place to take droop reading is "B" this gives you a much more consistant reading.
Hope this helps.

Cheers Gibby
That is true Gibby, as I can imagine that the lower part of the arm will become distorted with use. While the upper part is protected.

But the setup from the manual uses 9mm droop, where do i measure?

I just built the car and have not yet driven it and wanted to complete the setup.
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Old 04-30-2004, 08:10 PM   #215
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Hi,

I always take the reading from point B...
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Old 05-01-2004, 03:29 AM   #216
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Hi Doug
The +9mm droop is measured from point "B" to the deck(the flat surface you are working from).If you are using the Hudy droop gauges,set the droop blocks under the car,use the measuring gauge as readed from the setup sheet to set droop.
One thing i must stress is that the droop is a very important setting on a model car and must be set identical side to side,also corner wheight is very important.If you are looking for setup sheets try www.gmmodels.co.uk
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Old 05-01-2004, 11:22 AM   #217
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Thanks for the reply guys. I hope to run this baby next weekend
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I ran my evolva last week and loved it .But the front bumper seems to fragile and cracks real easy unlike the proceed bumper which would bend and give a little.
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The fast way around the track is to not hit anything...

But seriously folks....I cracked mine on the second day and am keeping it together with glue and tiewraps until Tower gets them in.....For the record a Mugen or Serpent bumper won't fit ...the three screw patterns are different. But I have thought about cutting the Kyosho one and riveting on another brand's until I can get a replacement.
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What tracks or clubs do you run at? Thanks Just curious if anywhere near Iowa.
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I run at morr it is mentor on road racers.about 25 miles east of cleveland and I also run in toledo since it is only 2 hrs away.you used to talk on the HPI forum didnt you and run a proceed .
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I recently ran my Evolva for the first time, after making the switch from the MRX3. Although I'm not yet happy with my setup, I did try different bodies, springs, and bar settings. I'd have to say that my car felt the best with the Delta body, and 2nd best with the Serpent Lola.
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I recently ran my Evolva for the first time, after making the switch from the MRX3. Although I'm not yet happy with my setup, I did try different bodies, springs, and bar settings. I'd have to say that my car felt the best with the Delta body, and 2nd best with the Serpent Lola.
Have you tried the Mugen body. It's expensive but it really handles well
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