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07-31-2019, 06:47 PM
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Posted By xevias

Drag brake set very high to like 30% so I could...

Drag brake set very high to like 30% so I could be very consistent at tight corner after very long straight. I was push braking on every corner to get the car to turn anyway.

Toe set to 2*. ...
07-31-2019, 01:04 AM
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Posted By xevias

Thanks Rob. I've already got the steering...

Thanks Rob.

I've already got the steering knuckle as close to the upper arm as possible for the ride height, so I think the roll in front is at maximum.

Do I raise the side links equally front...
07-30-2019, 02:29 AM
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Posted By xevias

Asphalt. And since they were Arrowmax re-branded...

Asphalt. And since they were Arrowmax re-branded tires, I'm not sure which version. Probably V5 as they were similar to the handout tires at AOC race.

No change worked. We did everything with 3...
07-29-2019, 11:01 PM
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Posted By xevias

Just finished a race with the handout tires being...

Just finished a race with the handout tires being Sweep mediums and 24 rears. There was so much rear traction (or not enough front traction) where ANY setup change was ineffective. The next race is...
05-21-2019, 05:53 AM
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Posted By xevias

Awesome

Awesome
05-20-2019, 07:09 AM
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Posted By xevias

I really like the direction this Mistral is...

I really like the direction this Mistral is going. Very easy to adjust the set up geometry.

Two questions:
Was it too expensive to continue the simple adjustability at the rear by using shims...
04-02-2019, 06:10 AM
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Posted By xevias

Speaking of asphalt, I was testing Volante tires...

Speaking of asphalt, I was testing Volante tires at our 1/8 scale track last week in 60* temps. I ran Blue/Purple and Green/Double Purple. Both sets basically acted the same.

I was loose braking...
02-15-2019, 05:17 PM
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Posted By xevias

After you adjust the spring collars, you put it...

After you adjust the spring collars, you put it on the track. Spring tension won't really affect camber, caster, toe, and will minimally affect ride height, droop, and roll center.

If you have to...
02-14-2019, 10:01 PM
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Views: 878
Posted By xevias

Go talk to Carl ...

Go talk to Carl

https://www.rctech.net/forum/painting-designs-graphics-photography/603899-custom-racing-stickers.html
01-09-2019, 01:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,928
Posted By xevias

They are racing on asphalt, right? Do you think...

They are racing on asphalt, right? Do you think the car is tough enough for carpet and barriers?

I do like Marco's ARS mod for the rear toe.
01-09-2019, 12:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,928
Posted By xevias

Can look at more details in the manual here: ...

Can look at more details in the manual here:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bugo61bO0mhP6F4hPA3_daMBxPlRkEvo/view (http://www.race-opt.com)

Company site:
Race Opt (http://www.race-opt.com)
01-09-2019, 12:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,928
Posted By xevias

MTS T3

Is anyone talking about this car? The Hong Kong guys at Race Opt seem to have done some really interesting things to produce a car for under $300.
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12-27-2018, 06:31 AM
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Posted By xevias

I believe the cause was narrowed down to "bendy"...

I believe the cause was narrowed down to "bendy" carbon at the lower front suspension. The 2015 had rigid material there, but I believe '16, '17, and '18 had softer carbon fiber that would bend a bit...
12-27-2018, 06:21 AM
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Posted By xevias

I'm racing on ETS black carpet that is directly...

I'm racing on ETS black carpet that is directly glued to the concrete floor slab in China, so the humidity really affects traction.

That means no glue is necessary. I have 0,5mm droop in front....
12-26-2018, 03:16 AM
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Views: 202,453
Posted By xevias

Thanks Rick. Got to try your changes at race...

Thanks Rick. Got to try your changes at race last weekend and put a lap on our local sponsored driver. He was using Sweep tires, but there is a reason why he's sponsored.

I reduced caster and...
12-02-2018, 10:41 PM
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Posted By xevias

Does anyone know the Hudy tire OEM? Can you...

Does anyone know the Hudy tire OEM?
Can you tell me how the Hudy tires compare with the 571/572 Shimizu combo?

I'm racing on ETS carpet. Usually medium traction.
11-28-2018, 12:49 AM
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Views: 202,453
Posted By xevias

I put 5K on the king pins at last month's race...

I put 5K on the king pins at last month's race and forgot to reapply for this race day.

Thanks for the input, Rick. I hope you are doing well back there in Flat Land.
11-26-2018, 05:24 PM
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Views: 202,453
Posted By xevias

What to do when the front of your car skips or...

What to do when the front of your car skips or chatters at slow infield turns? Obviously, the tires are giving and releasing the traction very quickly. But why and how to fix?

I'm running on ETS...
08-14-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 96,360
Posted By xevias

Threaded aluminum plates for GZ1 and GZ2 to allow...

Threaded aluminum plates for GZ1 and GZ2 to allow for fast roll center changes. Track surface conditions in China change rapidly during the day and need these to keep up.
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06-17-2018, 07:07 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 96,360
Posted By xevias

Thanks Cristian. That arm picture is one...

Thanks Cristian.

That arm picture is one that you drilled a couple years ago when I got extra parts for the GZ1. Now I know how to duplicate it. I feel like that will do the trick as the Hard arms...
06-16-2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 96,360
Posted By xevias

Yes, you are supposed to run the chamferred side...

Yes, you are supposed to run the chamferred side down. Just having trouble figuring out how much chamfer to put on my newer arms.

I've found the BSSX steering components in China. Now I'm...
06-15-2018, 09:30 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 96,360
Posted By xevias

Thanks for the quick help. Here is the...

Thanks for the quick help.

Here is the bottom of the GZ1 chassis. You can see the rack takes the 4 center screws and to the right are the 2 screws similar in layout to the LZ1 rack used on my...
06-14-2018, 11:43 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 96,360
Posted By xevias

Just got back from AOC Philippines. If you have...

Just got back from AOC Philippines. If you have the means, try to make this race next year as it was an incredible facility.

I brought the GZ2 for 13.5 boost and the GZ1 for 17.5 blinky. Neither...
05-19-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 1,616
Views: 361,368
Posted By xevias

Some of the radio advancements also get neutered...

Some of the radio advancements also get neutered by ROAR and other organizations.

I run the Sanwa Vortex TX / ESC combos in a few of my cars. You can program some stuff from the radio, but it is...
04-28-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,337
Posted By xevias

According to my sources, ALL LiPo batteries can...

According to my sources, ALL LiPo batteries can be charged to 4.35v per cell and always could. Better quality materials and manufacturing techniques have recently allowed us to actually charge to...
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