Learn about Ackermann and Bumpsteer, how to adjust them, why you might want some bump in your steering, and how both settings affect a car's handling.
What is caster, and what's kickup, and what's the difference? Learn the basics here, and see how they affect your car's handling.
Camber links may seem simple, but they offer a wide range of settings on most cars, particularly off-road cars, so it's important to understand whether you should be adjusting the rod length, ball stud locations, or ball stud spacers.
A minor setting, trail can be used to affect how aggressive your steering feels. If you keep changing your trail setting, is it trail mix?
An often overlooked setting, axle height helps you keep your suspension geometry relatively consistent while you adjust your ride height. Read on to learn when to change it and what effects it will have.
Excellent 2-page explanation of common configuration options for off-road cars, from shock locations to chassis flex. It was made for the the XB2, but most of it applies to any off-road car - definitely worth a read.
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
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.
Compare the viscosities of various brands of shock oil, including Associated, Losi/TLR, Mugen, Flash Point, Kyosho, Hudy, Yokomo, and more.
Folks at the track calling you Droopy? Maybe it's your suspension, not your disposition. Should you have more droop? Less? Read on for the answers!
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!
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.
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.)
See Adam Drake explain how to tune your car's handling using sway bars
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.
Here's an intro to the effect of ride height, that is how far the chassis is from the ground at rest. Learn how being a lowrider can help you on some tracks but hurt on others.
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.