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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New setups for the TLR 22-4

Dustin Evans's 2014 Reedy Race setup:

Dakotah Phend's 2014 Reedy Race setup:

You can find these setup sheets and more at the following link:

Sunday, January 12, 2014

22 2.0 MM - Things to Try

Hello Racers,

I spent the last couple of days running my 22 2.0 in MM, continuing to get familiar with it and tune on the setup for my driving style.  I found a few things that I wanted to pass along.

1.  0 Degree Caster Block - This is one of the changes I've liked the most recently.  I just gained a good amount of steering on entry and exit, but without loosing any rear grip.  Seemed to help especially in lower speed turns.  The 0 deg caster blocks come with the stock 5 deg caster blocks in TLR234006.

2.  2.5 Degree Anti-Squat - I tried this and found an increase in turn-in, and in forward drive on exit.  It also improved how the car landed a bit.  Felt pretty good all around for me.

3.  1-C Rear Camber Link - I have been running 1-A on my MM, and looking for a flatter car with more corner speed, I tried 1-D to try and keep the rear flatter.  I quickly found it kept the rear end so flat, that the car didn't rotate in the turn as I'd like, and my lap times suffered a bit.  Knowing that, I went the other way, to 1-C (shortest link, still with 0mm inside and 3mm outside) and it was a big improvement for me.  The car rolled more and helped rotation, but also gained camber enough it didn't lose rear end grip.  I also felt like I had more forward drive when not straight, so on-power side bite.

4.  Tuning with weight - I have been running the Rocket R/C brass rear side pod weights.  I removed them and the car felt like it cornered quicker, maybe a little more aggressively, but without a balance change.  The next pack I went the other way, adding the Rocket R/C brass rear side pod weights and the TLR side pods weights (TLR331007) with are an addition 18g each.  I found the car to be a little smoother and easier to drive especially when the car was over driven.  I did find it to be a little lazy feeling for my taste at OC/RC Raceway which is pretty high grip indoor clay.  For looser, lower grip or higher speed tracks, it might work pretty good for you.  Keep in mind, that I am running a shorty pack with this weight.  Also, be sure to reset your ride height especially when tuning with weight.

Hope these tips help, or at least give you guys some good ideas of things to try!

Race On!
Frank Root

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New 22 2.0 Mid Motor and 22SCT Setup

Hello Racers!

We have two new setups that we are excited to share with you to kick off the 2014 season.  

TLR 22 2.0 Mid Motor Setup - Ryan Dunford and Frank Root

This setup is a Mid Motor setup for the 22 2.0 that Ryan has been working on for the last 6 weeks or so.  Most of his running has been at OCRC which is a med-high bite indoor clay surface, and using Reedy Race tires (Gold Bar Code fronts, Silver Bar Code rears, PL Closed Cell front and rear).  Frank just got his MM 22 2.0 together last week, started with Ryan's exact setup and Reedy Race tires as well, and made a few small tweaks for his driving style.  Ryan's setup is in full with the changes that Frank made in " ( ) ".

TLR 22SCT Rear Motor Setup - Frank Root Standard 2014

Frank has been running quite a bit of 2wd Short Course lately, really focusing on developing a new setup for the 22SCT.  Trying to find a setup that fit his driving style, but also that of some of his stock class club racing friends (Lee Caldwell and Craig Hammon), they worked to find an easy to drive, but quick setup that had a great natural balance.  Frank thinks he's found it with the setup above.  It is easy to drive, and not only Frank, but Craig and Lee, are turning some quick laps with it.  Some parts from the 22 2.0 and 22T are required, but they are well worth it.  Give it a shot and let us know what you think!

Race On!!