Truck setups October 14, 2013 · by jaredtebo · in Setups. · Here are a few of my latest truck setups. First is my ROAR National Championship winning RT6 setup. Next we have my RT6 setup from the Reedy Truck Race and my winning SCR setup from the Reedy Truck Race. 38.830389 -94.478743 Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related
Jared, I see on the RT6 that the traction is Medium but you used a “Gear Diff” instead of a Ball diff. What was your thoughts on going that route? Thanks…
Hey JT. What does reversing the steering rack do to the car? Will you run it like this all the time now?
Also in regards to the rear hangers, does a narrower pivot give more overall traction?
Im not 100% sure on the engineering side what moving your ackerman back does. With the RB6 on sugar I was having a hard time with my steering being very sensitive off center, but then pushing in the middle of the turn. It was just really hard to drive. I moved the caster block back and the ackerman back. It really made the steering feel more linear through the whole turning of the wheel.
Rear pivot. On really loose tracks, a narrow pivot will probably have more grip. On high grip, the car seems more squirmy with a narrow pivot.
Do you see yourself using shorty packs in your 2W and diff gears on both cars from now on?
On the trucks I like the saddle pack. A little more weight, and a more powerful battery. I’m liking the feel of gear diffs. We need a more racing gear diff which we will have soon. I think that’s the direction it will go.
Awesome. I run saddles in my RB6 right now but been thinking if going back to shorty packs. My car weighed in at 1665 yesterday with full ti screws.
What brand Shock Oil do you use Jared? Thanks
Hey Jared, What specific screws are you using for your shock mount positions top and bottom. Thanks for your help…
On your 2wd buggy.. Sorry. lol
What would be a good setup for the Ultima RT6 with a 17.5 motor and shorty pack. Blue grove track high traction
I don’t race 17.5, so I’m not really sure. My CRCRC setup is a pretty good base setup.
Thanks Jared. I got em covered.
Hey Jared i was wondering why you went from the new rear suspension holders to the older ones?
I ran the same new mounts. At Nats I ran 2.5 toe. That’s only possible with the new mounts. At Reedy I ran 3 toe in the mounts, which is stock narrow mounts. I just put that on the setup. I ran inside bb.
Jared, Thanks do you sand diff rings if so what grit sandpaper do you use?Thanks
also if you weren’t running gear diffs would you be putting weight back in the rear of the truck?
I don’t think so. I took the weight out when I was still running a ball diff. I only put in the gear diff at reedy for the mains.
I don’t sand my rings
Jared its great to get great info from you. Thanks
You ever see mid motor trucks becoming a viable option? I don’t see anyone trying them out, thoughts?
I tried it a little when I first got my RT6. It seemed pretty good, but I struggled a little with it being hard to drive and slow lap times. I didn’t mess with it much, because I didn’t have a legal body for mid motor to use. I might mess with it again. Trucks drive different than buggies.
Thanks for the input the RT6 is quite the dream to drive in rear motor config so I been reluctant to try anything new. I just converted to Kyosho and found this site and its been very informative thus far with my new adventure.
Jared iam new to the rt6 and noticed that you are running the rt5 front suspension mount what is the reason for doing this and do you think it is better? Have a nice Holiday.