My changes based on running w/ Schreff,
Fairtrace, Sharpe, and a bunch of other fast Type-R guys, you prolly
have most of these on your car already but i'll post up for the other
newer Type-R guys.
1) Move your ball stud on the
steering link to the inner hole for more ackerman. Increases turn in.
2) Place #4 washers underneath the ball stud in the steering knuckle
this increases high speed steering (if i remember correctly may be
wrong on the why, but it helps a ton!)
3) Change to camber links instead of jr links for rubber on asphalt.
It increases camber gain.
4) Put a 3 or 4mm shim under the ball stud in the rear hub carrier for
more camber gain. (i use the kyosho blue shims i have these for
salebut they aren't on the site yet)
5) Use a longer neck ball stud in the rear hub carrier for more camber
gain, careful w/ the type of wheels you have, Sweeps and Prisms are a
little larger than RP and some others you can fit bigger shims. Be
mindful that your ball stud doesn't rub on your rim especially in 10.5
or better you WILL cut your rim.
5a) Moving the ball stud to the outer hole gives you more rear
traction, inner hole gives you more steering.
6) Check the tweak in your chassis after every 2 or three runs and
Definitely before the mains (BMI chassis never tweaked btw). Loosen
top deck screws and have someone help you push down on the shock
towers on a flat surface and re tighten the screws.
7) Maintain your diffs, this car is SUPER sensitive to diff action.
You will lose all rear traction if that bearing in your diff is in bad
shape or your thrust bearing is in bad shape. I use the mcmaster
thrust and a ceramic center diff bearing. Paul Lemieux, Scooby,
Fairtrace, Schreffler, Sharpe, DeWee all yelled at me about the
crappiness of my diff and how badly it was affecting the handling of
Diff height makes a big difference,
some like high some like low, but it makes a difference try it out.
Roll center makes a big difference, i run High front low rear because
i like a car that pushes, but if you can handle a car that turns in
hard go low and high.
Car changes directions quickly but it doesn't xfer weight to the
wheels as quickly because of the center battery. Sweepers need to be
driven hard and your car needs to be sprung softly on a sweeping
Shock mounting holes are the same as any other touring car move in for
more traction out for less
Increase droop in 1/2 mm increments, you don't need much as i've found
out the hard way.
It may sound like allot but honestly
this is one of the easier cars i've owned to setup once you get used to
it. For the most part the setup stays the same for various tracks and
styles of racing, w/ minor changes to springs diff height and droop.