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Drake explains how using the narrow C and D pivots with the longer MBX6 arms can help the performance of the MBX8 on today's more wide-open tracks.
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 goes deep on aerodynamics in this great three-part series covering the physics of aerodynamics, the evolution of aero tuning, and current best practices in choosing bodies and wings and determining how to trim and mount them for optimal handling when off-road racing.
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.
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.)
Watch a quick video showing the impact of the new MTC2 active shock towers.
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.
Watch the pros at 3Racing put together 21M in a time-lapse video (under 30 minutes!)
Adam Drake walks us through how he setups up the electric clutch for his MBX8 Eco.
Comprehensive but concise guide to all aspects of setups, focused on off-road, by Scott Guyatt
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 setup guide for touring cars from HUDY with explainers on various settings, how to measure properly, and how to address various handling issues.
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!
Tekno's Tyler Hooks shows us how to build an ET48 2.0 like a factory pro.
Ty walks us through how he builds ball diffs to get the best life from the diff and the most traction.
Adam Drake explains why you might want to glue your 1/8 foam tire inserts to the rim, and how to do so properly.
Rajaa111 explains the ins and outs of clutches for nitro cars, and how you can choose whether you want to go with a 3-shoe or a 4-shoe clutch.
Yuichi Kanai shows how to build a gear diff, step-by-step. He doesn't talk in the video, but he demonstrates every step clearly, so you can see exactly what he's doing.
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.