View Full Version : First run out

Spencer Mulcahy
30-07-2007, 11:18 AM
Well I ran my pred for the first time yesterday. Initial thoughts are that it is going to be very fast when I have sorted the setup properly, I ran the car setup how I recieved it it was way to soft on the damping wich was making it bottom out all over the track, and I was running on some very worn green spikes more worn on the back than the front which was making it swap ends with the smallest amount of throttle. I had some major accidents on the main straight full chat (Bury Metro) I am running a novak 5.5 brushless with no breakages(apart from the wing mount which was already cracked). At one point I thought I was going to need a dustpan and brush to take the car home when I had a spin on the straight and Paul Smith hit the back of the pred at full chat the dustpan and brush was needed but for his car(sorry again Paul). When I got to racing I got the usual why have you got one of them hope you have plenty of spares but it seems to have held up pretty well (touch wood). One thing that I noticed was how much steering the car has and that is with the wrong compound and worn tyres and full time 4wd so what will it be like when the one way diff comes out.

30-07-2007, 11:26 AM
:D in deed it went well and looked ok, should be good with the right tyres on it.
but.OMG its a pred noooo lol
sorry spence couldnt resist lol:D ;)

30-07-2007, 11:30 AM
Is there no one way on the shaft? I always used to run my pred with a stiff rear end and soft front with a rear roll bar, very very rarely needed a major setup change to work at different tracks.
What happened to the xxx4? Didn't you buy it off me?

30-07-2007, 11:36 AM
Perhaps he's got the XRS, as I think that didn't come with a one-way shaft.

30-07-2007, 11:42 AM
Yeh, does say x10 in the sig though, although it says x10ish upon re-reading :D

Spencer Mulcahy
30-07-2007, 11:54 AM
Yes is is an XRS with most x10 upgrades so full time 4wd for the mo. I have had a XX4 since I bought the xxx4 of you Ian, still got your xxx4 just robbed the wing mounts off it for the pred.

30-07-2007, 12:42 PM
Glad you liked it Spencer, I'll get you a set-up sorted for Southport ;)


30-07-2007, 06:38 PM

I was going to suggest that you fitted Losi wing mounts, but it seems you worked that out for youself...

Welcome to the pred way of thinking....