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PostPosted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 21:18:26 
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A point of clarification, please.

I read the term "steering" - the lack or abundance of used in Xray/Hudy documents on setups. I'm not entirely sure I understand.

For instance, the Hudy manual says that a tighter 1-way pulley will introduce a condition of "less steering". Can I take that to mean that a condition approaching or introducing understeer is created as the 1-way is tightened?

Or put another way, when they say "less steering" or "more steering" they mean understeer/push or oversteer/loose respectively?

Forgive me if this a really dumb question. I just wanna be sure I'm reading this right.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 00:36:02 
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That is correct. All references in this hobby will refer to steering in this fashion, other racing is always your method, so it isn't a silly question at all.

Less steering = Understeer / Push
More steering = Oversteer / Loose


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 23, 2004 13:31:23 
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The direction you indicate is correct, but less steering does not necessarily mean "understeer". Understeer is the condition where the car wants to continue in a straight line eventhough you want it to turn while oversteer is when the car steers further than you intended (usually because the rear of the car slides outwards).

When we talk about "less steering" it is an indication of change compared to a current setting. In other words it is a measure relative to a base absolute measure. Say for instance that you have massive oversteer and want to decrease (lessen) steering to reduce the oversteer. You now have "less steering" than you had, but may still have oversteer. The point is that "less steering" = "less oversteer" or "more understeer" (the latter if you had understeer already). The term "more steering" can be explained in a similar fashion.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 00:06:12 
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Tonyv - He wasn't asking for the self evident answer, geez.










LOL, J/K :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2004 20:01:04 
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My XB8 is very loose.....

Do many people see this?

Seems that small adjustments are making big differences.... but I am not there yet.

Any reccomendations.... setups?


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2004 04:03:05 
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Start with this setup, http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/showfi ... le_id=1840

Goto 2000 or 3000 in rear diff for more rear traction, and goto 1.5's with Xray 400 weight in rear to absorb bumps if on a rutted track. I also suggest moving the ackerman all the way forward.


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