Monster Truck Insanity – Making an attempt to Determine This Out
Hey guys, joyful Thursday!
It’s a race weekend for me and I’m nonetheless attempting to determine how you can tune the diffs on my Losi LMT. It’s unbelievable that it’s extremely tunable, however chasing that legendary race profitable tune-up has been elusive.
What’s brought on it to be so tough is that I’m racing this car in a Spec Class the place we now have to make use of the inventory tires on dust tracks. This makes for very slippery situations!
I put lighter 20k fluid within the entrance and rear however it nonetheless pushes onerous. For an experiment this weekend I’m going to empty the fluid out of the entrance and rear to see the way it feels (I’ll go away a smidge for lube). I’m hoping that loosens it up considerably. A number of buddies with LMT’s can even be doing additional experiments on observe this weekend. As quickly as I can land the setup I’m searching for, I promise I’ll write up an extended article!
One in all my different massive tasks to complete earlier than the race is changing my Rotten Ol’ Apple retro Clod (seen on the prime of this text) from 8 inventory Tamiya friction shocks to 4 G-Made 103mm Aeration oil shocks.
The friction shocks had been inflicting all kinds of stuff to interrupt on the truck and the landings have been throwing it all over the place however straight. I’m hoping that these enable for a extra aggressive racing car AND one which’s a smidge extra sturdy.
The opposite improve I made to Apple was ditching these inventory Tamiya Clod tires and mounting up a set of JConcepts Firestorm tires in silver tremendous smooth compound. This compound isn’t even accessible to the public- I scored a set of tester tires.
I mounted them to the Black-Version Clod wheels in order to maintain that stunning smoked chrome look. Simply know that should you resolve to make use of inventory wheels, the Firestorms will probably be pulled a smidge wider on the bead. You’ll wish to certain you could have them glued or shoe-goo’d snugly.
Search for an extended post-race write-up subsequent week in MTM!