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Old 02-12-2004, 07:52 AM   #1
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I am complete newbie to onroad sedans. I have been reading this forum a lot trying to soak up some information. I am hoping someone can help me with this so I can better understand setup. If a car is setup for a high bite smooth track like Revelations, etc. and you then need to alter setup for a parking lot type track what generally needs to be done? Higher rideheight? softer springs?, lesser shore foam tire?, etc.? Generally speaking of course? oops sorry this is in wrong forum, not sure how to move it
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Old 02-12-2004, 11:42 AM   #2
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Moved it for you.
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Old 02-12-2004, 01:10 PM   #3
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Old 02-12-2004, 01:17 PM   #4
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I play at Revelation, too.

What kind of car are you using?
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Old 02-12-2004, 01:40 PM   #5
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I play at Revelation, too.

What kind of car are you using?
Hey whats up, I only wish I played at revelation, was just using it as an example of a high grip track. I have an LD3 Pro
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Old 02-13-2004, 06:53 AM   #6
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Does anybody wanna take a shot at answering my question? Almost 12,000 members in here help a newbie out
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In general, it all depends on the traction, how bumpy it is and how "fast" the track is. If your parking lot track is bumpy, you'll want to raise the ride height. If traction is low, you'll want to get the right tires 1st off. Is traction is still an issue, then you start working with the suspension...softening it up to help the car roll. Getting your car tuned to a track is basically about managing the way the weight of your car shifts around. One more thing to consider is your driving style. You may find that you can drive the hard setup even on your parking lot track. I've seen some people like that. They dive hard into turns, mash the brakes, get the backend around the turn and drop the hammer once it's lined up. I can drive like that but I noticed it's not the fastest way for me. It can be fast but a well tuned car that takes nice flowing lines will be faster.

Oh, if you can...get the Chassis Tuning Guide that they sell on the XXXMain site. It's got tons of great info. Good luck.
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Old 02-13-2004, 10:59 AM   #8
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Excellent, I appreciate the help and will pick up that tuning guide from xxx main
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Old 02-14-2004, 08:23 PM   #9
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Exclamation I GOT LINK TO SIMPLIFIED CAR SETUP

I have this link to a website...

tells you what exactly you need to look for to have a good setup on your car...

it list down the FIRST SETUP you have to tackle then so on so forth...

it says:

1) tyres
2) casters
3) toe
4) camber
5) spring
6) damping
7) shock mounting position
8) anti roll bar
9) anti squat
10) roll center / camber link
11) droop / downtravel
12) ride height
13) kickup / anti dive
14) wheelbase
15) wheeltrack
16) tyre diameter
17) shock piston
18) bump steer
19) one way
20) pinion spur
21) motors (for EP)
22) weight distribution / battery placement (for EP)

hope you like it!

go here:

http://www.donegal.flyer.co.uk/car%20setup%20guide.htm



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Old 02-14-2004, 08:36 PM   #10
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Red face TYRES SETUP expalined...

this is cool also:

go here

tells you anything about tyres.

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Old 02-14-2004, 09:42 PM   #11
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Excellent! Thank you very much for the links
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