Lets continue, so my order arrived and I have finished the initial build!
I did a quick wire cleanup and added some meshing to cover up the colours.
Here are the yokomo shocks freshly built
Mounting the shocks was interesting as the tower is slightly higher than the stock tower. With the springs I currently have I couldnt get a good soft response without mouting them like this. Even this does not respond the way id like. I believe bringing the low end position inward will help this.
And here it is! Ready for the first run.
I ended up moving the shock tower forward using spacers to counter the huge caster angle I was getting from the TN racing upper arm pins. I also decided to only have the one main drive gear and used extra spacers and some blue O rings for padding to keep things clean.
Heres a comparison between my CS DIB and the RWD-RM DIB
I have no extra stealth mounts so I have temporarily put the long servo mounts of the rear and some old poles on the front shock tower.
The initial run went well for a first go, by the end of the day I managed to get around our track with some slide action (admittedly the gyro did 95% of the driving)
So... a few issue I ran into immediately. Motor direction, because id flipped around the motor to match the belt side of the rear diff (and my motor wires were short) the motor direction was reversed. Im using my old Xerun v2.1 esc and it does NOT support change of motor direction. You can change the firmware so it will run CCW but you loose all ability to change timing... so that sucks, no turbo / boost.
Next big thing was rear toe angle, 3.0 Deg was way too much - forcing the car to straighten up more that what id estimated.
The last big thing I noticed was going back to normal front knuckles, some low scrub one's are definitely needed.
Tires I tested first were toplines but they were much too slippery, I had some red dot MST tires I switched over to and they were much better.
So after the intial run I have made a few adjustments.
I have switched everything around to allow for the motor direction to be correct. Just need to be careful not to push the main drive pin in too far as it will bind, the spacers still work nicely keeping things clean.
I swapped out the rear 3.0deg toe block for the front 0 deg block. This surprisingly had a positive affect on the front making the shock response softer??... good.
The Gyro is interesting - with AVC mode and normal mode in undecided what mode works best yet. On the day I used AVC but after making the changes I swapped over to normal mode and now I feel like im actually counter steering with the car, not letting the car cs for me.
I have a few extra little bits coming so I will continue to update this thread as I go along and keep progress on the evolution.
Thanks for following so far guys! will be back hopefully next week with some more goodies... possibly a little bling