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JariV 11-23-2013 08:15 AM

HPI Baja 5B suspension tuning
I need to ask some help. I'm having trouble with traction as there is practically none in the rear when accelerating from either standstill or slow walk speed. My setup is stock black springs and thinner oil inside the shocks, 1 degree toe-in in the rear, lower arms parallel to the ground. And I also have Phatdad 1 degree anti-squat plate in the rear. Front is set up soft and parallel too.

20/54 gears, Hostile Mini MX, surface is a hard-packed grainy football field sand, some moisture.

When I give the engine gas very slightly it has grip and starts to pull the front in the air. When I give it some more or full throttle the tires spin and it looses traction immediately. I can see the chassis is not moving very much. I would like a lot more down travel of the rear suspension when accelerating hard. Front seems to work ok.

What should I do to make this better? Take off the Anti-Squat? or what?

Are there more responsive shock pistons available or what should I do?

Mudgy 11-23-2013 03:25 PM

I saved this website a long time ago.. Might be of some help?



JariV 11-25-2013 06:46 AM

Thank you Mudgy.

ratpower396 11-27-2013 12:20 PM

try hostile mx tires the mini mxs sound like they are losing traction..Could also put a 6000 rpm clutch to tame the power deliver down a bit for the loose surface..

JariV 12-01-2013 10:25 AM

Hostile MX tires are much worse tractionwise. That 6000 rpm clutch I might try out.

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