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Old 12-18-2005, 03:53 AM
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what sequence do u guys use to setup a car? with so many adjustments to make, i'm just not sure where to start? anyway, here's my guess, based on my estimation of how much the adjustments would affect performance. please share your opinions.

1-springs
2-damping
3-camber link position
4-caster
5-droop
6-anti dive/anti squat
7-wheelbase
8-ride height
9-toe
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It you want to learn about setup, get the XXX Main Setup Guide. This book goes through all the setup features and explains them in an easy to understand way.

To answer your question, they recommend the following which are in three steps . The first step on the biggest changes and the next two are used for smaller changes.

First Step:
- Tweak
- Tires and Inserts
- Springs
- Camber
- Ride Height

Second Step:
- Droop
- Sway Bars
- Toe

Fine Tuning
- One-ways
- Shock Mount Position
- Shock Oil
- Wheelbase
- Caster
- Anti-Squat
- Kick-Up
- Roll Centre
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Old 12-18-2005, 07:15 PM
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thank you very much b3n,

maybe i should get the xxx main setup book. seems highly recommended. how would it compare to my xray T1 setup book? since u have a xray pic for your avatar i assume you have at least one of those xray setup books. i personally find mine average, not very clear in description. there're errors too, like the anti-dive, kickup thing. is the xxx main book much better?
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Yeah I have an Evo2 and a FK05, both bought second hand and didn't come with the setup guide. I had the Evo2 first and printed off the setup guide from www.teamxray.com, but after getting the XXX-Main Setup guide I didn't bother with the setup guide for the FK05. I find the XXX-Main Setup guide much easier to understand and the last page has a summary sheet, which is really all you need.

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thanks. looks like i'll be getting it then
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do u guys setup the car every time u wanna drive?
i only drove my car once
the circuit mechanic setup my car
just wondering how long the setup wont change until i need to re setup?
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Once I have found a good setup I don't change it. I will only change it if I change something major, like going from foams to rubber tyres or going to a completely different track or track surface.
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Originally Posted by b3n
Once I have found a good setup I don't change it. I will only change it if I change something major, like going from foams to rubber tyres or going to a completely different track or track surface.
after few hours of driving the setup doesnt change?
or maybe few days?
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Originally Posted by ickvanovs
after few hours of driving the setup doesnt change?
or maybe few days?
set-up doesn't change not unless you have loose-threads on your screws... when i find the perfect set-up for my car, i note down all parameters just in case something breaks and will require me to reset-up the car.. follow the racers' set-up in your place... if you dont like it, then you can do some subtle changes to suit your driving.,..
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If you hit something hard, like a rail, re-check everything.

If you are running foams or rubbers, as the tires reduce in diameter, you need to alter you ride height and gearing.
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Originally Posted by BritRacer
If you hit something hard, like a rail, re-check everything.

If you are running foams or rubbers, as the tires reduce in diameter, you need to alter you ride height and gearing.
thx
i think i should check everything after few run
btw what kind of setup tools 'must have' ?
currently i have none
i paid the local mechanics to setup my car
and if i want to re-setup i have to pay him again
i think its time to start buying setup tools
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Originally Posted by ickvanovs
thx
i think i should check everything after few run
btw what kind of setup tools 'must have' ?
currently i have none
i paid the local mechanics to setup my car
and if i want to re-setup i have to pay him again
i think its time to start buying setup tools


get the Hudy set-up system... it has all the things you need. I don't have it though.... hehehe
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Originally Posted by fritzD
get the Hudy set-up system... it has all the things you need. I don't have it though.... hehehe
i saw hudy and its too expensive for me
maybe i will buy one by one
cant buy the complete set
so what is the most important setup tool?
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Originally Posted by ickvanovs
i saw hudy and its too expensive for me
maybe i will buy one by one
cant buy the complete set
so what is the most important setup tool?

yeah, its so expensive that's why i dont have it... hehe... you can get a camber gauge and ride hide gauge... i think those will be very useful..
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Originally Posted by zipp
thank you very much b3n,

maybe i should get the xxx main setup book. seems highly recommended. how would it compare to my xray T1 setup book? since u have a xray pic for your avatar i assume you have at least one of those xray setup books. i personally find mine average, not very clear in description. there're errors too, like the anti-dive, kickup thing. is the xxx main book much better?
This should help -- http://www.actionrc.com.au/Section_1.htm
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