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Just fitted the suspension kit to the NSR 997. Soft spring at the front and medium at the rear. Simple to fit (take note Slot.it) but a bugger to adjust because one of the rear fittings is free to rotate unless you're holding it, so adjustment has to be made with the body removed.

On Scaley Sport the car was much smoother with no chatter whatsoever - big improvement.

Has anyone else tried this yet and if so what spring setup are you using?
 

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I have a NSR Porsche without suspension and I have chattering problems BUT I have also one of the NSR Moslers (5th winner edition) that came with suspension. I don't remember which set-up, I can check later in the NSR's new catalogue (recommended
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I'll try to swap the suspension system from the Mosler (which doesn't suffer any chattering, at least the 4 I have, 3AW+1IL) to the Porsche and I will let you know.

Anyhow it is interesting to know that I am not the only one with chattering issues on the NSR 997. I have the rally version, but I don't think it is a big difference with the slotlandia version unless the tyres and maybe the guide with longer shaft.
I locked the drop arm of the guide with the screw as recommended but still I cannot get rid completely of the chattering. Maybe the suspensions will make the difference.
Let see tonight.

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Before you pull the Mosler apart check the retaining caps. The 997 has so little spare width that NSR redesigned this part for both fixed and suspension setups so the Mosler may not be compatible. Until know I've run my 997 with the engine mount screws fully tight and the body screws loose - handling wasn't as good as I'd hoped for. With suspension it's the opposite body screws are nipped up and I let the suspension do the work on the pod. I have a rally style track with several tight sections and the improvement is enormous especially for such a cheap and easy upgrade.
 

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OK, Again *third time in a post in as many days, I've just got my 1st NSR and look forward to running it (got a cheap Abarth for starters).

I've never run suspension, and a little confused. The suspension allows the motor pod to move, with so little clearance between the track and the chassis does it really do that much? does the car not bottom out?

p.s. I only ever run on Scalextric Sport track (with a bit of SCX track)
 

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The suspension is different to 1:1 cars in that it simply isolates the motor and rear running gear from the body. It's well known that loosening the body or pod screws of a car will improve its handling, adding suspension seems to smooth things out even more.
 

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Hi Wraith

Racers and their choices!!

In actual fact the suspension spring is on top of the motor so it actually pushes the motor pod toward the track so the ground clearance will maintained. Without the suspension and loose motor pod screws lower the chassis.

The lowest part is the crown wheel for the gearing which is set by the wheel/tyre height and this doesn't change.

Unfortunately it isn't a given that it will make the car better but it is an interesting tuning mod worth trying.

Maybe go for the medium kit?

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Cheaper solution: loose motor pod, but with a strip of electrical tape across it on the outside under the chassis. Adjust the width and position of the tape for different amounts of pod movement dampening. I've seen people with just a little bit at the front of the pod, and some with a wide piece across the center of the pod. Of course, the tape must touch the motor pod AND the chassis to have any effect, but where you make that connection is what changes the effect.
 

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QUOTE (nitro @ 5 May 2011, 15:12) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I like the spring suspension kit, also try it with the spring at the front of the motor pod removed, something that was developed from the mb slot zonda.

see here.. http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=http...5MMiChQfcyam4BQ

If you go at the end of the link you will see few cars with the pod "taped". Mr. Flip, is it that you are talking?

Cheers,
JamieG

PS: the spring suspension gives some improvement in terms of handling = better lap time result.
D#*n, instead of posting I should have checked the spring system of my Mosler. I must check if really doesn't fit into the Porsche.
 

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OK, last post before retiring to the sacred room
and it concern springs... Tonight I've been playing around with the new bunch of tyres I just got and was not sure wether to upgrade also my Spirit Courage which has full suspension system.
I never had her as my favourite due to the severe defects I found when I received. But I have changed the wheels with slot.it ones, home made shaft
glued the motor, etc. I still had the original tyres on her and she was not good at all.
Well, I just install a pair of P6 Slot.it socks and Voilá, 6.8sec in few laps. Handling is superb, speed is just like a rocket.
To be noted that with the Moslers I got down min to 6.7sec... (20m fully twisted track with 2 R1)
Can it be the suspension? Must order few more since they are sold for half price due to the quality issues...
At least the motor is worth and maybe I can find the way to use the suspensions in some NSR car... and scratch build a chassis for the body...
Err, sorry guy maybe I am going out of thread..

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JamieG
 

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QUOTE (highbarn @ 5 May 2011, 09:03) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>The suspension is different to 1:1 cars in that it simply isolates the motor and rear running gear from the body. It's well known that loosening the body or pod screws of a car will improve its handling, adding suspension seems to smooth things out even more.
Hello my question Is what kind of Track would you use the Hard, Medium and Soft Pods and Spring on
I'm new to using these kind of parts so I need and ideal of how to use them on my Mosler MT900R(My First NSR
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I don't think there's a hard and fast rule for which springs suit which type of track. The most popular combination seems to be soft at the front, medium or hard at the rear. I run on Scalex Sport and the soft/medium setup seems to suit it best. NSR sell the suspension kit then a full set of soft/medium/hard springs as an extra so it's not expensive to try all options and see which suits you best.

If you order a set make sure you get the one that suits your car. Early kits, for the Mosler, Clio etc. will not fit a 997 but newer 997 kits should fit all cars. You may want to check this with your dealer before ordering.

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QUOTE (bigmarv27 @ 30 May 2011, 07:51) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hello my question Is what kind of Track would you use the Hard, Medium and Soft Pods and Spring on
I'm new to using these kind of parts so I need and ideal of how to use them on my Mosler MT900R(My First NSR
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Suspension is really just a way for the rear wheels to stay in touch with the track when it hits bumps etc. Just like in a real car. For wood track runners the suspension is useless as the track does not have any bumps (not the ones i run on anyway) For placcy track runners the suspension setting should be based around how bumpy the track is and hoe much "give" you need in the suspension. If you think it through it makes sense. A little bit like pods really for the most part wood track runners ( the ones who win anyway) firm them up whilst plastic track runners will loosen them off. Suspension gives a more consistent movement in the pod than just loosening the pod off.
 
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