Monday, 28 July 2014
This is the final part on the pro kit explained. In this last section we are touching on :
1. T Plates
This is found on the bottom of the chassis and the T-plate basically controls your roll. (Left and Right movement of the car)
There are a couple of different hardness available
MR3012S - Number 2
MR3001S - Number 3
MR3002S - Number 4
MR3003S - Number 5
MR3004S - Number 6
So what are all this numbers and what do they do? The bigger the numbers the stiffer the plates and therefore less roll action. Of cos if the pockets allowed you can purchase the entire whole range for testing but in our experience we normal run the Number 4 or 5.
The rest is a little too hard or too soft. But again, that depends on the track condition.
2. Rear axel height adjustment.
When you remove your diff, take a close look at the black plastic piece that holds the bearing. There is a number on it and either 1 or 2 that you are using. Do remember, use the same number on both side else you will realise that your car tweaks on one side. Both the holders provides 2 different ride heights and I would take reference from the fronts and the tires to match the rear. The concept here is very simple, this adjustment basically sets the rear ride height to match the front so that you will have even ride height.
That's all for now guys. Pro Kit explained. No more guessing work. Hit the tracks.
Wednesday, 9 July 2014
Hi Pro Kit Owners,
I hope you guys have fun tweaking the front section of the car and I hope by now you have found a sweet spot or a nice setting for the fronts.
Today I am going to touch on part 1 of Stage 2 upgrade. Stage 2 upgrade consist of a couple of key components and therefore I feel that there is a need to break the explanation to 2 parts.
In part 1, I am going to touch on the centre shock as well as the DPS.
1 & 2. Center Shock
Well there are a couple of centre shocks available in the market and the most common ones that you see would be the "yellow" kyosho shock. I personally don't like that option part as the damping rely on the oil and the springs. When I ran that shock a couple of years back there was quite abit of guessing work. Springs you use on the shock affects the response. The oil you use affects it as well.
When the oil level drops it changes again. And worst the spring and the oil both contributes to bounce and the oil alone contributes to the re bounce. It's like rock science.
I strongly recommend the PN Racing piece. Simple, maintenance free and very simple to understand.
Springs in the front (1) determines your re bounce and the Springs in the rear (2) determines your bounce. Just a little tip, load the springs with slight compression. Never compress the springs too much. I use green for the front and white for the rear.
3. Damper system
This part prevents the car from hopping too much and at the same time contributes to the on throttle response and off throttle response. By having a harder spring at the bottom gives you more on throttle steering where else a softer spring gives you more off throttle steering. Make sure to take close look at the damper system and try to make sure that both the top and bottom springs are equal.
I am a off throttle person and therefore, I prefer Blue (hard) springs on the top and Green (Soft) springs and the bottom.
That's all for today's tech tips.
See you soon. Happy racing.......
Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Good Morning Pro Kit Owners,
It has been photos and many text, this time round the article is short. Let the video do the talking :)
Let's see how the winning car is built from scratch.
Enjoy the process !
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