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Old 10-30-2011, 05:48 PM   #1
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I have never been big on oval racing but being the closes large scale off road tack now is 300 to 400 miles from me and I miss racing so much thought about giving it a try. There is a dirt oval about 60 miles from me.

I know there are a LOT of variables to this question but looking for some input. If any one here is racing dirt oval with a 5b what is your set up?
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:32 PM   #2
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start with you standard set up and adjust for what the car is not doing. There is no "silver bullet".
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:43 PM   #3
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start with you standard set up and adjust for what the car is not doing. There is no "silver bullet".
I understand this but I am sure some one can give me something closer then the stock set up to put me a little closer. I have my 5b set up for off road now. From those on other forums that gave me some idea it is totally different. Some run a different camber on each side most run a thinner diff oil then I do for off road. For those that will, if they give me what they are running then I can compare to others and have a VERY GOOD staring point!

Been racing RC cars for about 8 years but this is my first time on a oval.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:50 PM   #4
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For the track we run on. I usually lay the caster back on the right front. 1000wt oil in the diff. Stiffer springs on the right rear and left front. Oils are going to be based on how rough your track is at that time. An oval body like the Ron Shop or the RCRC body make a huge difference too. The added down force is night and day. Here is a tip straight from John Schultz, when you mount the oval style bodies get it mounted up as high as you can in the rear. This will add a good bit of down force. A rear wheel/tire on the right front is something you may want totry too.

But as you know what works for one may not for others.

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Old 10-31-2011, 05:06 PM   #5
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Thanks!
Not sure I am going to like oval racing as I have all ways been one that likes racing where the wheels turn in both directions. LOL So before I start laying out money for a body I am going to see how it goes. If I had really deep pockets I would like to try something like this.
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Old 10-31-2011, 07:46 PM   #6
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I too like the sprint car. I spent a few years doing set ups on 1:1 USAC 440ci sprints. I would love to one day own full on 1/4 scale sprint with solid rear axle,torsion/coil over suspension and staggered tires.(btw in case you didn't know you do not need to have stagger on a 5b, that is only useful on solid axle rides).

I also forgot to mention I run ds extenders on the right side with stockers the on left.

I hope this helps you out. Oval racing is blast. I am lucky enough to have one of the best oval tracks in the country just 8 miles away.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:29 AM   #7
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Well this is how I did on my first ever oval race. It was mostly luck but that is racing.
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Next race Dec 3rd. I made many changes and hopefully it will handle better then last time. I all so installed the Hostile oval offset rear hinge pin holder.

Here are some pictures of the track. It is hard packed Georgia red clay.
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