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Jace1283
2010.03.01, 04:38 PM
i did a little searching didnt see much but im wondering today what wheelbase people are running on their AWD. I'd also like to know if your racing it and what the winners are using. I've run it with both and it seems than any type of tweaks you already have at 98 are accentuated at 94mm. Haven't tried the 96mm setup but id be curious about that as well. Let me know what you guys think about AWD wheelbase and even the body you run or see others running.

ive used sc430, nissan GTR, enzo, nsx, murcielago(current setup, not used yet)

MantisMMA
2010.03.01, 05:02 PM
in last years worlds i believe the tQ and top three places were all running 96. i run 96 and it really is the best combo out there, i dont think anyone has had anything bad to say about it, its the best of both worlds.

Felix2010
2010.03.01, 05:23 PM
Hi Jace,

I highly recommend checking out TJ's 2008 PNWC setup page:

http://fastpaceracing.com/content/tjs-2008-pnwc-awd-mod-setup

This setup is 98m and is crazy-good.:D Definitely worth trying.

Action B
2010.03.01, 06:17 PM
Most people are going to tell you 96mm. I like 98mm.

Flashsp-2
2010.03.01, 09:24 PM
I go back and forth between 96mm and 98mm. The longer wheelbase is a bit more stable, but the 96mm is a little more edgy and neutral.

Programmers
2010.03.02, 01:10 PM
I really like using 94mm... Always have. I'm current running a Corvette C5R - I used to run a 575GTC.

I've not tried 96mm but I would be interested in trying it as I've heard nothing but praise for it.

JuniorWKR
2010.03.02, 01:33 PM
i like 94mm on a smaller tighter layout... but on a larger track 96mm rules...

z3zinho
2010.03.02, 08:30 PM
in last years worlds i believe the tQ and top three places were all running 96. i run 96 and it really is the best combo out there, i dont think anyone has had anything bad to say about it, its the best of both worlds.

TQ, 1st and 3rd where running 96mm, 2nd was running 94mm ;) Maybe if I din't run the stock car in the last Mod A main it could have been 1st and 2nd with 96mm :D

I would definitely say either 96mm or 94mm. I just can't conceive a fast 98mm AWD car at 99% of the tracks. Of course 98mm is more 'stable' but the car also looses a lot of aggressiveness and can't rotate properly.

If you haven't tried it yet I would give 96mm a chance. It's a really good compromise.

Action B
2010.03.02, 10:26 PM
TQ, 1st and 3rd where running 96mm, 2nd was running 94mm ;) Maybe if I din't run the stock car in the last Mod A main it could have been 1st and 2nd with 96mm :D

I would definitely say either 96mm or 94mm. I just can't conceive a fast 98mm AWD car at 99% of the tracks. Of course 98mm is more 'stable' but the car also looses a lot of aggressiveness and can't rotate properly.

If you haven't tried it yet I would give 96mm a chance. It's a really good compromise.

I used to run your exact setup actually from the reflex racing setup page. I later opted to the 98mm setup that C. Tabush used in 2008 on the RCX west coast challenge and found it to be very nice. I still use that setup for the most part. I'm not against trying another 94mm setup.

TannerT
2010.03.02, 10:45 PM
I use the 07 Xanavi Z on my awd at 94mm, I've never tried 96mm or 98mm on the awd so I'm not sure how they compare. I run on a pretty tight layout (a mini-96 to be exact) and it works perfectly for me.

z3zinho
2010.03.03, 05:52 AM
I used to run your exact setup actually from the reflex racing setup page. I later opted to the 98mm setup that C. Tabush used in 2008 on the RCX west coast challenge and found it to be very nice. I still use that setup for the most part. I'm not against trying another 94mm setup.

You should have a look at the setup Cristian posted from the KOGP. Those were the exact same cars me and Jacob ran at the worlds. For a short track you might even try it in 94mm.

JuniorWKR
2010.03.03, 02:02 PM
i run my 94 and 96 with the ferrari 430 body... sometimes at 94 i will run the lexus...

mk2kompressor
2010.03.03, 02:51 PM
used to be 98mm enzo all the way until i saw how fast the cars were at the pnwc!
still havent tried the 96mm setup(ive got one but not fitted yet)currently running 94mm with atm vds 2.5 for HFAY

tlkris
2010.03.05, 09:44 AM
First of all, I mainly run stock (PN70t) and started running on 94 on an NSX (2004) body. I found it very nice. Then I started experimenting with 98 on an FXX body (and other 98 bodies) using the same stock motor and found it more stable, but not as responsive on turns on the same track.

I heard that 96 has the best of both worlds, so I'm running it now and liking it so far using the 2007-NSX body.

When I tried using a punchier motor (PN Speedy AWD), I tend to use 98 because of the extra speed and would like to have more stability. My skills are not up to par on either a 94 or 96.

I also have a Mini-96 setup at home and I run either 94 or 96. The longer wheelbase 98 on a Mini-96 is just lazy on turns.

Just my .02 cents

AeroFinn
2010.04.25, 03:25 PM
If I got it right the Kyosho bodies are designed for (90mm) 94mm wheelbase or 98mm wheelbase.

So what bodies require the least modification of used with the 96mm set-up? Is the McLaren F1 a good alternative with stock motor?

thanks :)

AeroFinn
2010.04.27, 11:18 AM
Ok maybe I need to clarify my question; so if one wants to run a 96mm chassis set-up is it recommendable to go for a 94mm body or for a 98mm body? I guess both ones require some dremelling. Also, on top of the NSX body what other good alternatives are there?

thanks :)

EMU
2010.04.27, 11:56 AM
When choosing a good 96mm body, I look for short 98mm bodies like the McLaren F1 LM, or long 94mm bodies like the NSX or 07 350Z. I prefer the McLaren F1 for the AWD at 96mm. It is very light, and I feel perfectly balanced at 96mm. I also like the Ferrari F50. Every body has slight different weight distribution, so you may want to try a couple bodies that look like they would work well and choose the one that has the best balance for your driving style. I dont like a lot of overhang, so I really like how the McLaren feels on my AWD (stock or mod).

AeroFinn
2010.04.28, 11:07 PM
Hi Emu,

Thanks for your help!
This clarified the matter.:)

JuniorWKR
2010.04.29, 09:06 AM
i love my awd at 96mm and i run the ferrari 430... it has been working the best for me so far...

my second choice for 96mm is the lexus 430... that body also handles extremely well.. and you can run i wider offset...

EMU
2010.04.29, 11:45 AM
I have never used the Lexus 430 at 96mm. With less than ideal grip, I dont really like the f430gt at 96mm. The car is really good into the corner, but had nothing coming out (where I need my cars to be strong). I would think that if I adjusted the setup to have less front grip, it would work well.

I typically work on a base setup then try a few bodies to find what feels the best, then fine tune from there.