What an EPIC track. Almost 1 minute laptimes, a really big elevation difference top to bottom, I don’t even want to guess how much, but a lot, uphills downhills, shicanes, big jumps, burms, I absolutely love this track. Even though they tried spoiling it with sugar, I was still smiling. If they forget about the sugar for the Euros, it will be amazing!
With the high bite, we had to make some changes to the car, but as I have said before, don’t get carried away. At this point, the car is very good, and to get it right for any given track, only small changes are needed. This is what we did:
- Thicker diffs, 12.5-10-5 for improved stability and corner speed.
- Less down travel, for less chance of going up on two wheels, and less chassis movement. 100mm front, 121mm rear (60mm with wheels)
- Stock swaybars, 2.3mm front, 2.5mm rear, however debating weather to go to a 2.6mm rear or not. On an offroad track a lot thicker swaybars usually make the car harder to drive, so the stock ones are good for high bite in most cases.
- Rear hub 1 step back, so 2 shims in front of the hub. This improves stability and reduces chassis movement and front to back when accelerating and braking due to the longer wheelbase.
- Harder springs, black front, grey rear, or as I am running now, HB Yellow front and rear. They are harder and work on higher grip.
- Steering link to the rear of the ackermann plate, in order to smooth out the steering. This works really well in my opinion.
- Low rideheight, I ended up running 26mm front and rear.
That’s it, the car was very good with these small adjustments, and we will be focusing on driving, and other minor tweaks to shock oil, camber, and possibly that rear swaybar.
Below you have a video from inforc.net, featuring a lap by ME. Yes that’s right. Car looks good doesn’t it?
Wow, a real 1/8 scale track,,,Must be nice…