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Vintage Set-up for Carpet Off Road

Post by matt1ptkn » Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:35 pm

A few local RC clubs/businesses are putting on our 4th annual RC swap meet this weekend and for the first time, we are going to have a scale crawling expo and a carpet off road track set up for racing. I have raced carpet oval and I have raced off road. Never really at the same time. I'm thinking of racing in the 2wd open buggy with a Jrx2 or XXcr and open stadium truck with a JrxT-LXT hybrid or a XXT Sport. It will really boil down to which vehicles I feel more comfortable with on the track. I have my tire choices sorted, but my question is: what is a recommended setup for carpet off road? Is heavier shock oil necessary compared to dirt? How low should the ride height be? Should camber be set to 0? I know a lot of it will depend on the track and each vehicle will require its own tuning, but I need a starting point and I'm thinking heavier shock oil, lowered ride height and 0 camber. Also, I know I will need added weight up front. Thanks for any input, and here are a couple pics of the XXT Sport for attention. 8)

For anyone interested in checking out the event, look up RCx213 RC Raceway or WFO Raceway R/C on Facebook.
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Re: Vintage Set-up for Carpet Off Road

Post by mytimac » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:05 pm

Not XXT but XXXT, might give you a start since they have some carpets setups posted.
http://site.petitrc.com/setup/losi/Setu ... eXTCR.html
http://site.petitrc.com/setup/losi/Setu ... pleXT.html
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Re: Vintage Set-up for Carpet Off Road

Post by matt1ptkn » Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:21 pm

Thank you! That looks like a great place to start. :D
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Re: Vintage Set-up for Carpet Off Road

Post by matt1ptkn » Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:50 pm

So my XXT was superb on the carpet! Started 3rd in the A main but I was too anxious to drive clean and hold on to it. It was fun though. The XXCR was a bit of a different story. The car drove well and jumped great, but I just couldn't get enough front bite. Granted I didn't have the top choice for front tires, but I was hoping for a little more traction. How much front end weight is too much before you try something different? :lol: I may just have to set up a mid motored Jrx2 for next time. The Jrx2 ran surprisingly well. It just didn't have the speed with the brushed 27T motor. The JrxT also wouldn't get much front traction and I didn't have any other tires to try on it. :oops:

Now I'm starting to wonder how much it would cost to carpet my outdoor track. 8) I like loose dirt, but man, carpet is soooo much cleaner. :twisted:
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