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Offline scorpion_ax

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Re: Set up
« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2013, 09:02:50 PM »
well in my sprint i was playin around a bit and gave it a new spin on things.

as Matts car handled real well that saturday i thought i would try the long travel setup and it works pretty good. so here we go

Sprint 2
locked rear ....body clip lock found here....http://youtu.be/J75I_maZkrk
front hpi one way
1.25 counter steer done my way...lol
Matts tires

and my new setup is

Losi mini crawler comp shocks
silver soft springs in front
black little stiffer springs rear
chassis pan and lower control arms and knuckles have had a dremal taken to them to clearance for more travel and suspension movement.
about 3 oz's of weight over the front end
other parts needed were losib1444's these are 4.3mm ball studs as the shocks dont come with for the top and at the bottom the stocks ball had to be romoved as it has a hole for the hardware but are for 2.5mm srews so you will see from the pics here.

now does a little dip and roll in the corners think i may unlock the rear and ball diff it and should grab corners better it seems to push in the corners no matter what i do but with this long travel setup and soft springs it seems to grab the road a little better and handles tight courses better so will need a little tweaking and should be solid.....

i have heard that ta05 front cvd's work good in the front of these cause they are just a few mm longer so less tendancies to "pop a dogbone"

here is a few pics of the setup











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Re: Set up
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2013, 06:10:41 AM »
As far as dogbones popping out, The ta05 actually has rubbery o-rings in the cups to prevent the dogbones from falling out. Mine were worn out, so i used some air tubing for a fish tank. perfect fit

And try adding some droop to the rear to add front traction in corners, because as you brake the weight will transfer to the front of the carr giving you more traction,
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Re: Set up
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2013, 04:49:40 PM »
Rick, what's the clearance now from road to belly pan?
I was always under the impression that these drifters had to be almost dragging on the ground.

And what's the eye to eye measurement of those shocks, fully extended?

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Re: Set up
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2013, 05:43:36 PM »
Rick, what's the clearance now from road to belly pan?
I was always under the impression that these drifters had to be almost dragging on the ground.

And what's the eye to eye measurement of those shocks, fully extended?

You can always raise the chassis and lower the body mounts if you feel you are too low. Having a car dragging on the ground is more for looks then function.

Personally as long as I can eliminate the wheel gap im happy!
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Re: Set up
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2013, 06:29:41 PM »
ok well one thing i have learned is what works for one may not work for the other.

this is a long travel droop setup so with that said here is what it is so far.

shaocks are 3 inches I2I 2 inches at full compression.

ride hight is 5/8" in the front and 3/4" in the rear.
so up travel front is 1/2 inch front and and 3/8's" rear
at full droop the chassis is 1 1/8" when picked up off the ground till the tires touch

soft springs in the front and just one step up to a firmer spring in the rear.

when launched it squats down in the rear about a 1/4" and when on the brakes it dives in the front 1/4"

its not a real heavy setup so can't really see the roll out on corners but it does dive and dip a little in the coners thus tranfering weight.

I just took the shocks apart and they come with no oil in them, so i swapped out the single hole pistons for te three hole pistons and put just a dribble of 15 weight oil in just for lube not anything else.

seems to be pretty good now still running the 1.25 counter steer with locked rear and one way front.
I will be experimenting with opening the rear or putting a ball diff in. I feel it still pushes in the corners due to having the rear locked so will play around with that and let you know...


hope that helps out there Bob but as stated before this may not work for you and keep in mind i had to ravage a bunch of parts with a dremal to get the travel i wanted.
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Chaotic Crawler special bodyless chassis
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Re: Set up
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2013, 08:30:37 PM »
Yep, I know not all cars are the same. I can't use a 3" shock on mine...the ones on there now are 55mm and I have to dial the adjuster right to the bottom to get the nose from dragging. I got a different spring assortment, but none of those are going to work, so that was a waste.

It's amazing how much heavier the front end is with the motor up there. Great for front traction, but not so good for spring choices. I've taken the heavy SCT motor out and installed a lighter one, so we'll see how that goes. Been on YouTube and watched a few setup vids on the D3. Some guys are even weighting the rear end to get a bit more back wheel traction and to take a bit of a load off the front.

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Re: Set up
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2013, 08:37:15 PM »
Hey guys

Don't know if you've seen this info.... http://www.csjunkies.com/viewtopic.php?f=34&t=2820

Check it out. I'm planning on " counter steering" using his setup.
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Re: Set up
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2013, 05:56:50 AM »
Yep, I know not all cars are the same. I can't use a 3" shock on mine...the ones on there now are 55mm and I have to dial the adjuster right to the bottom to get the nose from dragging. I got a different spring assortment, but none of those are going to work, so that was a waste.

It's amazing how much heavier the front end is with the motor up there. Great for front traction, but not so good for spring choices. I've taken the heavy SCT motor out and installed a lighter one, so we'll see how that goes. Been on YouTube and watched a few setup vids on the D3. Some guys are even weighting the rear end to get a bit more back wheel traction and to take a bit of a load off the front.

I know your pain. when i first had the D3 running i had the 4pole 2400kv  castle in it. She was not happy. For springs, I went through an old box of losi onroad springs to give the stiffer ride up front. Im running red's up front. And i think i have the stiffer stock springs in the back
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Tamiya TT01 Xl5 12T Titan
Tamia CC01 AE-1, Turnigy 55t <--Sons
Random Boat Mono with Graupner O/b Proboat 60a 1800kv brushless

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Re: Set up
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2013, 07:19:39 AM »
I need to switch up the motor in my TC3. I have a Tekin 35t in it and it just dosn't rev like it should. I have a 20t in the Losi and that is so much better. I just happen to have a 15t and a 27t on the shelf. Time to do some experimenting....

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Re: Set up
« Reply #24 on: May 17, 2013, 07:38:18 AM »
Stef that 15t should be good
thats what the sprint 2 comes with and is a nice little motor
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Re: Set up
« Reply #25 on: May 17, 2013, 10:22:07 AM »
As long as we don't start excluding people for running a different setup, I say run what you are comfortable with and experiment with things. Play and have fun!
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Re: Set up
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2013, 03:07:23 PM »
Ha ha! If there is one thing that I am good at it's experimenting and trying different set-ups. This is partly to do with the fact I run a Losi.
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