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Old 10-16-2005, 12:50 AM   #1
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i got a g4 and the current setup im using works best with 37 front and 35 reaer tires but these tires wear out too quickly.what can i do to the car to get the same feeling but with 40 front and 37 reaer tires????

could i go softer on all four springs to make the car softer overall ??
any help would be appreciated
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Old 10-16-2005, 04:00 AM   #2
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You said it yourself, go softer on springs & more droop, but you have to consider the track too. the 1st thing I would do is to take the front & the back anti-roll bars out, put 40 tire in front & 37 in the back & test it on the track which you have plan to run it. My car runs alot better on a small track w/o anti-roll bars & I use 40 all around.
Please visit RDlogics Mongoose G4 w/the same question you might get more info. there.
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Old 10-16-2005, 02:15 PM   #3
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You could also use lighter shock oil.
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at the moment im using 50w in the front and 40w in the rear.What do you suggest i should change to ????
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1- change shock position to lower.

2- decrease shock oil.

3- change the shock piston to higher number of holes.

4- use softer springs.
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Old 10-17-2005, 03:57 PM   #6
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Have you tried the harder tires with your current setup yet? You might discover that they give you about the same grip.
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Old 10-17-2005, 06:25 PM   #7
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Just put 40's all around and see how it runs. I wouldn't change anything right now. It should feel close to the old tires. What's the setup? Springs and camber?
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Does anybody know of any websites that I could go to get pointers on what camber, caster, toe, roll center, etc. does to the handling of the car.
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I set the the car up to run 35 fronts and 37-40 rears!
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Thanks SlotMachine, but was referring to what effect the camber, caster, toe, etc. has on the handling of the vehicle when each is changed.
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Does anybody know of any websites that I could go to get pointers on what camber, caster, toe, roll center, etc. does to the handling of the car.

try this
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I bought the XXX Main setup book. I think it was well worth the money.
http://www.xxxmain.com/bookz.shtml

It not only explains what the adjustments are and how they work but what order to use them.

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Old 10-31-2005, 02:50 PM   #13
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Thanks Data....I will begin my studying as soon as possible .
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