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Tuning tips that might be helpful for CS.

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 12:00 am
by evanstewy
Thought this video might give you guys some good tips and things to look for when you are turning your CS Drift car. :up:










Re: Tuning tips that might be helpful for CS.

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:28 am
by antquinn
wow!

thanks so much for this! for a year now I have never known my shocks have been built so wrong.

off to re-build the rayspeed.

ant

Re: Tuning tips that might be helpful for CS.

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:42 am
by evanstewy
Yeah I was really suprised how helpful those video were for me. I think with regular drifting I setup my chassis once and just drove it like that for the whole year. Now with counter-steer you really have to keep on top of your chassis and make sure everything is working properly and is tuned correctly. Glad this also help someone else out.

Re: Tuning tips that might be helpful for CS.

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:47 am
by antquinn
With using the yokomo ti springs i cant really wind down the collar winder as they are they really tight to fit on my shocks due to the length of then compaired to the swift springs for example.

my chassis must be really light as i dont have much droop at all when the car is loaded up with everything fitted.

i am using 15w oil is this too thin? would 30 be better or would this add too much resistance to the shocks?

other than that the link was great! everyone should veiw it once just incase they learn one thing new.

ant

Re: Tuning tips that might be helpful for CS.

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 11:11 am
by evanstewy
Yeah I think he has probably found over time that with that shock and spring setup that 5 turns is a good place to start. I had a lot of droop when I was running the Yokomo TI springs. I think this was because I was using the ray speed aluminum shock retainer. Just remember to check your ride hight and make it even on both sides and adjust the preload accordingly.

I am personally using 20w oil all around right now. I want to try the less rebound technique that he used to see what differance that make. But I'm not sure if that will make much differance because is seems like the Yokomo shocks leak oil and the rebound is a lot less after a couple of runs. I well need to try adding oil to the o-ring at the bottom of the shock to see if that help. Also might try green slim for this reason.

Re: Tuning tips that might be helpful for CS.

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 1:33 pm
by antquinn
I have no droop at all on my car, the shocks do not allow it ? fitted new shafts to the fronts today just waiting for a service kit for the rears to complete the over haul.

adding the oil to the o-ring has sealed the front shocks funnily enough.

may try 30w in the rears once i build them tomorrow for a comparison.

ant

Re: Tuning tips that might be helpful for CS.

Posted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 6:06 pm
by oski83
Very cool videos! Good find :up:

Now I have some new reference points to start re-tuning my cars :D

Re: Tuning tips that might be helpful for CS.

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:50 pm
by ILoveMy350z
does anyone know where to find the tools he was using. mostly the bar he kept putting under his car to measure the droop and ride height?
i really need one for my maintenance rebuilds. it would make my job that much more consistent. thanks for these vids, i hope someone sees this as this thread is almost a year old.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!
thanks

Re: Tuning tips that might be helpful for CS.

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 3:23 pm
by danhfvcsd
That bar is called a "Droop Gauge" - they're pretty common in most LHS and online stores, from all brands =)

Re: Tuning tips that might be helpful for CS.

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:36 pm
by ILoveMy350z
thanks dan,
i found it after writing this post. i guess i should of googled droop tool before i wasted anyones time.
sorry. *-| i just never seen one before, i always eyeballed my cars. i ordered one and stripped my driftmaster down for a rebuild. after watching this video on rebuilding shocks, i got in the mood to start wasting my time. i dont believe my car needs a rebuild, but since i have been cs drifting, it has taken a beating.
it never hurts though.

Re: Tuning tips that might be helpful for CS.

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:37 am
by pinka
Really nice videos, will have to retune my chassis with his technique. Thanks a lot for posting these. :)

Re: Tuning tips that might be helpful for CS.

Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:46 am
by Drifter96
Yeah nice videos))) i see some interesting moments

Re: Tuning tips that might be helpful for CS.

Posted: Mon Dec 19, 2011 4:31 pm
by NMRacing
Sorry for bumping - he has just done a part two where he works on a 417. Check it out, it's on RedRCLive just as the other links at the first post of this thread.
Jilles is so good at this stuff - these clips should be a big inspiration for everyone.