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Old 01-23-2013, 09:56 PM   #1
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right now the track i run starts out damp and holds the truck very well fast lap times down in the 23.9 to 24.2 time wise running proline bowties up front and aka wishbones in the back handles great but bye the time the main gets here the track has dried up and they dont water it between races so its not consistent alot what are some tire suggestions as i am on a budget and cant go buy every tire and just try and see what works

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Old 01-23-2013, 10:35 PM   #2
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Tuning is cheaper than tires.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:45 PM   #3
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And snooping around the faster guys' trucks to see what they're doing throughout the night can even be cheaper than tuning.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:47 PM   #4
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And snooping around the faster guys' trucks to see what they're doing throughout the night can even be cheaper than tuning.


True, but if you apply that learned knowledge to your own truck, would that not be tuning as well?
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:44 PM   #5
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Yeah but it doesn't take as much time
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Old 01-24-2013, 02:28 PM   #6
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well i can do all that but im not experienced in this yet as far as what does what to the truck ......
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:30 PM   #7
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Sooo...ask. Us. Them. Preferably them, since they'll know better than we do and can help you on the spot. Do some reading, tons of literature on racecar setup out there. Should be a brief setup guide in the back of your SC10 manual.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:28 PM   #8
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Can you turn your motor down mid race. See if any are running beams.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:35 PM   #9
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Go to AE website to the setup sheets and find what setup description best suites your track.

SC10 Factory Team Kit: Team Associated - Champions By Design - Nitro and Electric RC Cars

Then read this. Tells you what does what to the RC vehicle great reference.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:45 PM   #10
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One of the tracks I race locally is
simular I always had luck with bow ties in front and city blocks in rear. But once the pins on city blocks are gone might aswell throw them away so it get expencive. Started running double d's with better luck. Also for that track the chris alterbery setup is a good start point.
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Old 01-25-2013, 06:45 PM   #11
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If it is clay and not dry enough to get dusty, I say Jconcepts barcode (golds) front and rear. With as rough as the track looks in your pics and depending on the ambient temp, I say run shock oil on the thinner side. Tires are 90% of the tuning on an SC10, Ask around at the track...Pit next to some of the faster guys......be friendly......ask questions and pay attention to what they are Talking about. I have learned more doing this week to week than I could read any place else.
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:17 PM   #12
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Get a wheel with as much offset as will fit in the truck body. I tried a slash rear wheel on mine and it was amazing the traction it had. I have a wheel now that has a lot of offset and my wheelbase width is around 11 3/4", I think standard is 11". The slash wheels push it to 12" easily. You can get everything you want with the right wheels. Some guys run the slash fronts all the way around. I do not know how they fit it inside the body?
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:09 PM   #13
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wheelbase width
You mean wheel track. Wheel base is front center axle to rear center axle. Sorry for the correction.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:50 PM   #14
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One of the tracks I race locally is
simular I always had luck with bow ties in front and city blocks in rear. But once the pins on city blocks are gone might aswell throw them away so it get expencive. Started running double d's with better luck. Also for that track the chris alterbery setup is a good start point.
i looked where are u seeing chris alterberys set up at?
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:33 PM   #15
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Depending if it is dirt / clay track. I run Beams all around. Some like a Beam / Megabite combo as well. I can only speak of what works well at the track we race at. Have you tried to move the battery all the way back to put more weight on the rear end ? Also on the rear axlie carrier, there are 2 small rings, try to shorten up your wheel base as well. The shock oil set up I use is... 35 in fron and 30 wt oil in rear.
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:39 PM   #16
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i have 27.5 in the front and 30 or 35 in the rear
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:36 PM   #17
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Theres your problem, a soft front end. Use Ron A's setup on oil. Yes, I meant wheel track, that is why I said width. I promise you a wider rear wheel(more offset) will fix it immediately. Also make sure your springs are stronger in the front.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:45 PM   #18
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well i changes shock oils and it helped but i still cant find this setup you are talking about
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Most importantly *when* is your truck getting loose - entering a corner? Exiting a corner? On a straight? The "when" is just as if not more important than the "what."


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i looked where are u seeing chris alterberys set up at?
Found two links on this page, but one link just opens up a mostly blank page.

Team Associated SC10 Setup Sheets

Here is one Chris Attebery set-up, don't know if it's the one you're looking for.
http://www.petitrc.com/setup/associa...es20101009.pdf

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