Ryan Harris explains his 6 best tips for beginners looking to make sure their car is set up properly so they can compete at the track! He explains tire selection first then gets into basic setup strategies for axle height, shock springs and oil, camber, toe, and more, all with handy visuals.
Compare the viscosities of various brands of shock oil, including Associated, Losi/TLR, Mugen, Flash Point, Kyosho, Hudy, Yokomo, and more.
A free sample from JQRacing's Invisible Speed Online course, this video explains the physics behind anti-roll bars and how to apply them to racing. A must-watch!
Max Mört explains the effects of anti-squat, kick-up, pro-dive, and pro-squat on RC car handling (please note: "kick-up" and "pro-lift" are the same.)
Max covers everything you need to know about shock tuning with a focus on off-road racing, including linear vs progressive vs dual-rate springs, the effect of lighter or stiffer springs and how the springs affect your handling over the bumps.
Team Associated provides a summary of shock pistons and how they affect handling, so you can figure out if you should use flat, tapered, or thin pistons.
See Adam Drake explain how to tune your car's handling using sway bars
Max Mört takes us through these fundamental settings, and why they do what they do.
Comprehensive setup guide for off-road cars including explanations of settings, instructions on how to measure settings properly, and how to fix various handling problems.
Comprehensive but concise guide to all aspects of setups, focused on off-road, by Scott Guyatt
Alex Hagberg explains how to prep an RC car for racing in the rain. Many of the tips are relevant for all car classes (how to protect your radio equipment, ESC, wiring, and motor), but the setup tips (flex, camber, etc) are focused on on-road touring cars.
Everyone's favorite Aussie gearhead explains the fundamentals of weight transfer in racing and how it can be used to increase traction or change the front-to-rear relative traction while cornering. In Part 2, he covers roll center and how it contributes to cornering relative to shock springs and shock oil & pistons. A must watch for all tuners!
Ty walks us through how he builds ball diffs to get the best life from the diff and the most traction.
Max Mört goes in depth on anti-roll (sway) bars, explaining how they affect handling for off-road cars, how to choose thicker or thinner bars, how the anti-roll bar affects the car over jumps, how important it is in comparison with other settings, and how ARBs interact with your wheelbase and driveshaft choices.
This is the best explainer we've seen on roll center yet - check out these great videos from Max Mört that get into the racing physics of why roll center does what it does. He focuses on off-road, but the principles work across all types of racing. Oh, and get comfy and make some popcorn - these two videos clock in at over 27 minutes.
Max Mört gives a great, in-depth explanation of how wheelbase adjustments affect off-road RC cars and how to use it in your tuning to optimize weight transfer and turning ability.
Learn the basics of camber and toe with TLR's lead product designer!