View Full Version : indoor on-road racing help setting up
01-09-2011, 11:08 AM
I'm new to rc in general. I've raced once so far and did pretty good! The problem was my car kept sliding every where and I feel the suspension could be set up differently.
What tires do you guys (and girls) recommend that I get for racing. I race in a gymnasium in Barrie so floors are slick.
Also, how do I set up my suspension, camber, etc or where do I even start lol.
I run a stock HPI Sprint 2 Sport brushed. As I said before I am new to this and I just need help on setting up my car for on-road.
01-17-2011, 08:38 PM
I actually bought a RC car set up guide that I believe Martin Crisp wrote way back in the day that could tell you if you change something what it would do. Gym floors would be difficult to set up for I think being smooth and cold. I ran Takeoff CS27s on colder surfaces and used tire warmers. Camber adds turnability but makes the contact patch of the tire smaller. Do you currently run sway bars?
01-17-2011, 08:59 PM
Oh right xxxmain ended up carrying it
02-17-2011, 02:03 AM
Hi Robbie, your link not open... can you resend it.
02-17-2011, 06:31 PM
I don't use sway bars yet. Do you recommend it?
02-18-2011, 11:32 AM
Sway bars will help reduce vehicle roll in turns and help provide better traction. The suspension set up will differ for different tracks/roads and road/track conditions.
02-19-2011, 03:54 PM
Not always. He might want the extra weight transfer.
The book is worth the money. It will be the best "Hop up" you can buy!
03-20-2011, 03:19 PM
You can just download the setup book from Xray.
3rd down from the download section.
Here's another to setup guide for RC cars, you can copy and past to word print and you'll have 8-10 pages of info always handy
03-21-2011, 07:08 PM
I've got the XXX main book on order now. The team Xray site is fantastic along with the other link. I've just got new tires that have a stiffer compound and are belted and adjusted the lower turnbuckle. I'm gonna try softening my shocks and adding a sway and go from there. Any other recommendations are greatly appreciated!!!
03-28-2011, 07:48 AM
Hey Tori , i would slam the car down low , soften the shocks and get some schumacher tires . Tires are the key , iam putting some on order at the store (hobby obbsession) .
03-28-2011, 11:57 AM
Hey, I've got the car set pretty low now. I'm softening up the suspension and I also looked at the manual which has the complete setup for low grip surface. Could you order me in a set of those Schumacher tires. I think you guys have my number, I'll pm you with my number in case you don't have it.
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