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Old 08-11-2005, 10:18 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Just wondering if anyone here would know why my car brakes to the right when I break at slightly higher speeds. I have a R40 with a front one way and have already checked all the bearings and the brakes. Tires and shocks seem to be good. Does anyone have any suggestions or similar problems,

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the downstops might be way off.
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Your rear shocks could be rebounding at different rates? Could also be sloppy universals or outdrives? Check the weight ballance or tweek?
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My MTX3 in the beginings, sometimes rotate to the right 180 degree at full brake position. Nothing you can do because its chassis dynamics things. Assuming you have proper setting of downstop, chamber, toe-in, etc. you could reduce the chance of spinning by reducing the braking power so the rear tires will not lock up completely.
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Old 08-11-2005, 11:33 PM   #5
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thanks guys,

will try to tweak the car a bit with the suggestions.
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Old 08-12-2005, 12:08 PM   #6
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The problem you are experiencing happens with all cars with front one way installed. The actual event that causes the spin out is weight transfer to the front of the car is not even. Due to the fact that the front tires do not brake, you need to have the front shock preload absolutly perfect to avoid this phenomenon. I suggest tweaking the car front and rear, then practice hard braking on a perfectly level (or as close as you can find) surface. The car will still probably spin one way or another. Which ever way the car spins, tighten that side front shock preload slightly (1/8 turn or so), or if the front ride height is higher than you wish, loosen the oposite side slightly (again in 1/8 turn increments) until you have a car that brakes straight.

The rear droop adjustment, or top out can also have an effect on the braking balance of the car. Try and make sure the shocks top out at exactly the same point, and the droop adj. is exactly the same L to R. This should help also.

However, you will never get the car with a one way to a point where you can lock up the brakes and not have it spin one way or another. This is obviously the biggest downfall to using a one way front diff. You need to adjust your brake strength so it will not lock the brake up in full brake position.

In time you will adjust your driving style to use other methods of scrubbing speed.

Good luck, I hope this helped!

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check your alignment, im pretty sure its that.

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Because you have front 1-way....
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Because you have front 1-way....
Yep. I don't think its very much you can do to stop it either.
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also check your wheel hubs, that 1 side`s not worn out. happened to me once too.
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No matter how to setup your car, or your car is 100% perfect....with the front 1-way, after yaking the brake, it will PULL to 1 side no matter what cause your steering will never be 100% straight.....just try to control it or not to use hard braking with 1-way.
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If youre running on a high traction surface try a solid axle in the front.
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