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Old 03-11-2008, 02:01 AM   #1
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Default How to improve downhilling?

My AX-10 climbs great but on the downhill I often flip over. What can you do to improve the downhill capiblities?

My set up is 4oz weight in each front tire with no weight in the rears, Kreepy Squishies in the fronts, star cut stock foams on the rears, softer springs on the fronts, stock springs on the rear and the battery mounted on the front axle.
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:05 AM   #2
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add weight to the rear wheels and use med/soft springs in the rear too
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Old 03-11-2008, 02:15 AM   #3
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Keep the truck rolling constantly, having a well a balanced rig helps to. I like my trucks slightly front weight based to cope with the hills. Also when it's flexed the front will fall first so I can balance it back with forward throttle. But, some rear weight is also good for the dig, and down hills. I'd add a little weight out back.
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Old 03-11-2008, 06:29 AM   #4
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I don't know how your electronics are mounted but if you can find a way to lower them it would help. The lower your CG the better for downhills.

Also, certain esc motor combinations tend to be harder to control. Some will lock up pretty hard when you let off the gas causing your rig to go end over end. If you can tune your drag brake on your esc it may help.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:44 AM   #5
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I could do stoppies with my Rooster CE. haha. Then it started glitching so I choked that chicken.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:07 AM   #6
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I've got my quark33/OG revolver setup for 100% brake as soon as I let off. I prefer it that way. You do have to keep the rig moving, even very slowly, just keep it moving. And add some rear weight. Personally I like my2.2 to be heavy. I run 8.5oz front and 7.5 rear.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:52 AM   #7
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I could do stoppies with my Rooster CE. haha. Then it started glitching so I choked that chicken.
Awesome. Choke that chicken yo.

+1 on getting the electrics down low. I'm running 10oz in each front tire and 6oz in each rear one. Also, moving the shock limiters to the inside of the shock under the valve to lower the truck a bit will help pretty significantly. I'm running 110mm shocks, same effect vs. the axial shocks. I've got like 2.75" clearance, and I can downhill at the same angle I climb.
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Lower COG, weight, and ESC with drag brake.
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