Video by Pascal Huntjens
My class is the Short-Course stock-class, which is the biggest class with the closest with the hardest and most exiting race-action.
In this series we only have one qualifier and 5 finals with the best 4 to count. So you have to be fast in every run to be up there.
With a certain ammount of experience it was no problem, finding the right setup quickly.
I changed the rear oil to 50WT (2 hole pistons) and stayed with 60WT (2 hole) up front. Tire-combination may look unusual, but worked very well. I used the stock-tires up front and Pro-Line Bow-ties M3 at the rear.
The next race will be on a very slippery clay-track in Duisburg on which I always had good results. Looking forward to that one very much.
To enhance front end grip in slow and medium speed corners I changed the inner pivot point of the upper front wishbone to the outer hole (inner hole is stock setting). This gives more camber increase, when the frontend is compressed and therefore gives a more constant steering while cornering.
I also increased front camber to two degrees to stay below 0° camber unter hard cornering (stock setting gives positive camber during hard cornering)
With this car I am able to run neutral toe and gain more speed on the straight, which is very important when you only run 17,5T Motors.
Of course with neutral toe you also have a better turning angle on the outer wheel, which should increase steering even more.
Next I now use 2 hole shock-pistons (the ones that came with the car) instead of the stock 3 and 4 hole pistons. They have to be sanded quite a lot to make them fit perfectly. Because the first race of the season is on a high grip artificial turf track I tried 65WT oil front and rear, which is a quite stiff setting. 45-50WT should be a normal setting for this truck.
I kept the white Traxxas Slash springs, which seem to give very good results. All in all these changes should make the car even better for upcoming race.