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byebye
2012.01.01, 08:36 AM
Anyone running this car? I've setup three of these on bone stock chassis running just tires.

These little cars are way cool to drive but they traction roll pretty easily on RCP.

We are running a 30r/40f tire setup with narrow -1 fronts and 0 rears.

Kris

NoBrainer
2012.01.01, 08:57 AM
Cool.
But does the t-plate holde?
Does top damper work good enough?

I run a Toyota Vitz and the motor gets really hot, the t-plate bends, the top damper suffers, the front springs are way to stiff right out of the box.

byebye
2012.01.01, 10:21 AM
Cool.
But does the t-plate holde?
Does top damper work good enough?

I run a Toyota Vitz and the motor gets really hot, the t-plate bends, the top damper suffers, the front springs are way to stiff right out of the box.

T-plate is dampened by an ear plug and top shock. Yes the front springs are stic stock. Haven't tried to soften them but I have a lot of steering. I have a feeling if I soften it up ill get more dive on turn in.

No motor issues. We are running 6 t opinions and they are quick enough around two wide L's.

arch2b
2012.01.01, 10:50 AM
getting the rear damping right is what settled down my 240z. it hardly ever rolls now but it's a much different body style than the fiat. it's still 90mm, all narrow.

mine is ofcourse far from stock but i work on getting the rear end planted first. first is usually getting the hop out. do you have simple rear dampers to add to the rear end? it's going to be hard with t plate alone.
http://mini-zracer.com/mini-zgallery/data/1368/medium/240z_chassis.JPG

NoBrainer
2012.01.01, 11:14 AM
I'm also going that way.
Getting new motor mount, new disk damper, new top shock, new front etc etc...
I was just wondering how he managed to keep his car from rolling over on it's back and not jump around all the time.

byebye
2012.01.01, 11:24 AM
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g153/toffe777/Fiat%20Abarth%20500/887f4a28.jpg

As always I have to buy in threes so I'm trying to keep it cheap and fun. O far extremely fun. It takes finesse to keep it from rolling but still quick around the track.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g153/toffe777/Fiat%20Abarth%20500/762409ee.jpg

byebye
2012.01.01, 11:36 AM
http://emob55.photobucket.com/albums/g153/toffe777/Fiat%20Abarth%20500/th_e7060a08.jpg (http://s55.photobucket.com/albums/g153/toffe777/Fiat%20Abarth%20500/?action=view&current=e7060a08.mp4)

arch2b
2012.01.01, 11:39 AM
have you tried changing the rear damper spring? try replacing just the t plate as well. i can appreciate the need to keep it simple and affordable or before you know it, you have 3 hfay cars:rolleyes:

byebye
2012.01.01, 11:44 AM
have you tried changing the rear damper spring? try replacing just the t plate as well. i can appreciate the need to keep it simple and affordable or before you know it, you have 3 hfay cars:rolleyes:

I haven't tried the spring change yet. I did try a wide rear and it helped but I had to shave some wheel well.

We already have our hay cars ready.:p. I was thinking these could get some love later for that.

Any motor hotter than stock with this high mount is roll city.

Kris

byebye
2012.01.02, 01:36 PM
Gave them some color tonight.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g153/toffe777/Fiat%20Abarth%20500/4d888f28.jpg

I found three sets of soft atomic tires maybe 10's. They really reduced the roll and turn in of course. The tire has an FR label on the edge.

Kris

arch2b
2012.01.02, 02:08 PM
interesting how color changes the appearance so much:cool: the body contours pop on the silver and almost look to be washed out in the red.

byebye
2012.01.02, 03:11 PM
It's the pic. I was told it was red but it came out a almost fluorescent orange. Not bad though. Drew is going to put a chrome racing stripe on his(black). I may do the same.

byebye
2012.01.04, 01:56 PM
Here is mine-
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g153/toffe777/Fiat%20Abarth%20500/bc981793.jpg
Broke out the old x-mods decals! The stripes are chrome paint.

Kris

Skv012a
2012.01.20, 02:50 AM
I'm lovin these lil guys! Gotta get me one, one of these days...

And Ray, I'm glad you tweaked the 240 the way we talked about that last race. Completely soft rear seems to do pure magic with these setups.