XRAY's Alex Hagberg explains how to choose and apply the oil for pan car kingpins. He explains using the XRAY X12, but it's applicable to all 1/12th cars.
Quick tip explaining the effects of an anti-roll bar on an RC car and when you might want to use a lighter or a stiffer bar.
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.)
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.
When should you move the axle/hub up or down? Or in or out? Ty explains his strategy in this video.
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.
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.
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.
Modern RC cars offer many options to stiffen the chassis to tune the car's handling. Here a quick tip explaining what those settings actually do.
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.
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!
Max Mört takes us through these fundamental settings, and why they do what they do.
Learn the basics of camber and toe with TLR's lead product designer!
TLR's Frank Root explains the basics of setting ride height with a focus on 1/10th scale 2WD, but it's applicable to any off-roader.
Ty Tessman shares off his secrets for ensuring that his car's ride height is exactly where he wants it
Alex Hagberg of XRAY talks through track width, its impact on handling, and how to set it via hexes or suspension mounts.
Patrick Beck of Tonisport walks us through the essentials of Active Rear Suspension systems that alter the car's rear toe as the suspension is compressed.
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.