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Old Feb 19, 2013, 10:16 AM
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Hi all

I need a bit of help with my tt01.

I know its one of the most basic chassis and very little can be done to it, but the little can make a huge improvement to the way the car drives and handles and be a great competitor.

I currently have:
Alu prop shaft and cups
CVA oil dampers
TT01E A and D parts
Speed gears 55 and 58
Pinion 23 and 22
Full ball bearings
9T ezrun brushless system

I wanted to know A) what would be the best gear ratio to run with my brushless system as I would like to race around a track ( and again I know its not a race chassis but just because) and B) how can I lower the ride height of the chassis

Any help will be great guys

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 02:40 PM
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Less pre-load spacers on the springs (or softer springs if you're already running without pre-load spacers) will lower it. As for ratio, not sure. I would base it on motor temp and how it runs.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 03:05 PM
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Thanks WParsons

I will try that with the suspension but I also read that by adding additional o-rings on the damper shaft it will lower the chassis

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:01 PM
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How low are you trying to make it. Unless you stiffen the shock springs the car will bottom out with it being really low and that will really hurt the handling. I went thru this with my TT01's and my HPI's.. Too low is just as bad if not worse than too high. You can also try better tires.. I personally love foams even outdoors but others have had great success with rubber tires with traction sauce and or heat..
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 10:08 AM
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Thanks WParsons

I will try that with the suspension but I also read that by adding additional o-rings on the damper shaft it will lower the chassis

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You can do that, but that requires rebuilding the shocks any time you want to adjust ride height, so you'll want to measure twice and build once

If all you want is for the car to look lower, just lower the body on the body mounts.
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