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Old 11-11-2007, 10:36 PM
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Hey guys I need some ideas...I'm out in Seattle on business and I've been fortunate enough to get some time running at SIR. My car is setup for our outdoor asphault track which is fairly high bite but I'm about a second off the pace here at SIR, an indoor carpet track. SIR has a bit more bite and a lot less tire wear then I am used to but it is also a lot more bumpy in key areas. Traction is good enough to where I can run full compound on both front and back tires and have it handling pretty well. Right now I am running:

Full caster
1.5 deg camber
0 toe
.22 front springs
stock center spring
blue side springs on outside hole
35wt center shock oil
5000wt damper tubes oil
4mm ride height all around
Purple front tires
Magenta rear tires

Now I'm traveling for work so there's only so much I could bring with me, I'm pretty much limited to spring changes so I am thinking on going to the .20 front springs to make it more forgiving on the bumps and maybe the white side springs. I'm not looking to have track record busting laps but would like to get a little closer to the average at least. Anyway do you guys think I'm at least heading in the right direction with these ideas?
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Old 11-12-2007, 10:23 AM
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I forgot to mention I did pick up a 4200mah pack and it is a good thing I brought my fiberglass battery bracket that I made. My 4200mah pack is the same size as my 3800mah packs so without the bracket the cells would have been sliding a lot. I'm thinking if I rebuilt the packs using the thick plastic insulators on the positive end would bring the pack to the right length to fit without sliding.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:55 AM
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Hi, I am having a problem installing my servo in my MX2. The servo is a JR 3550, the problem is that the servo mounts cant go wide enough to except the servo. I can also not shoe glue the the servo to the chassis as the servo saver is to tall. I have seen a nother local racers MX2 with servo installed, they shoe glued it in place put a hole had to be cut in the chassis to accomplish this, I would prefer not to do this. If it matters the JR 3550 servo will be replaced in a couple weeks with JR 3650. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:29 PM
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If you can find a piece of kydex you should be able to cut it to the same dimensions as your servo. Shoe Goo the kydex to the servo then to the chassis. That should space it up high enough for a standard small kimbro servo saver to clear the chassis.
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What is Kydex?
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It's a black plastic that used to be used extensively as a bumper
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Anyone know how I can get in touch with someone from Darkside Motorsports?
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They often reply here in the thread or you could try the e-mail address from their website.
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Old 11-13-2007, 09:53 PM
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Originally Posted by carpet racer
Anyone know how I can get in touch with someone from Darkside Motorsports?
Eric usually checks this pretty often, but I can pass a message along as I will be seeing him within the next few days.
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt
Hey guys I need some ideas...I'm out in Seattle on business and I've been fortunate enough to get some time running at SIR. My car is setup for our outdoor asphault track which is fairly high bite but I'm about a second off the pace here at SIR, an indoor carpet track. SIR has a bit more bite and a lot less tire wear then I am used to but it is also a lot more bumpy in key areas. Traction is good enough to where I can run full compound on both front and back tires and have it handling pretty well. Right now I am running:

Full caster
1.5 deg camber
0 toe
.22 front springs
stock center spring
blue side springs on outside hole
35wt center shock oil
5000wt damper tubes oil
4mm ride height all around
Purple front tires
Magenta rear tires

Now I'm traveling for work so there's only so much I could bring with me, I'm pretty much limited to spring changes so I am thinking on going to the .20 front springs to make it more forgiving on the bumps and maybe the white side springs. I'm not looking to have track record busting laps but would like to get a little closer to the average at least. Anyway do you guys think I'm at least heading in the right direction with these ideas?
Not sure how big the track is, but here is my basic set up for 19t:
5 deg caster blocks
1.5 deg camber
1 deg toe out
.20 front springs
Silver center spring
White side springs on outside hole, just touching rear pod at rest
30wt center shock oil
4000wt damper tubes oil
3.5mm ride height all around
Black front tires, Jack the Gripper on inside 1/2
White rear tires, Jack the Gripper on all

I have also had luck with same setup, but:
Purple front tires, Jack on 3/4
Grey rear tires, Jack on all

Hope that helps some
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Old 11-13-2007, 10:40 PM
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hi fellow MX2ers,
how does mounting the side springs affect the car's handling, say moving from outside hole to the inside hole? this is for outdoor asphalt track use. thanks.
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InspGadgt,

It sounds like like tires are your main problem, if you have to run full front compound you are running the wrong foam.

At Sir I usually run 2x pink front & rear with anywhere from 25-50% front sauce depending on tire size and grip level. I am running a crc car so I can't help with chassis setup but I would think going to .020 front springs would also help.

If your still in town Sunday I will be at the track with a pit box full of foams & tuning parts we can try to get it up to pace.

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Originally Posted by alana07
hi fellow MX2ers,
how does mounting the side springs affect the car's handling, say moving from outside hole to the inside hole? this is for outdoor asphalt track use. thanks.
Moving the tweak springs further out from the center pivot lessens the leverage and will yield a firmer setting for a given spring.

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Originally Posted by carpet racer
Anyone know how I can get in touch with someone from Darkside Motorsports?

Feel free to contact me at [email protected] with any questions you may have

Thanks

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Originally Posted by mtveten
Moving the tweak springs further out from the center pivot lessens the leverage and will yield a firmer setting for a given spring.

Mark
Yep that's correct, thanks for the input!

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