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Hi all,
Just bought this car and wanted to know if anyone would be able to suggest anything that would improve its performance.
Thanks,
Nate
 

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I am very close to getting one. I would think the first thing would be to make sure the chassis is flat (the usually are) and go through all the screws. I have some 997's. I run mine with the drop guide/arm. however some people do not...
 

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Profoxcg,
I found that there was a lot of "give" in the rear end, so i actually hot glued the pod in so that the gear mesh would not be affected by any change in the chassis as a result of much vibration that could occur. I also used clear nail-polish to glue the the tires down, and tomorrow I will true them.
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QUOTE (Mr_Nate @ 14 Aug 2011, 13:22) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Profoxcg,
I found that there was a lot of "give" in the rear end, so i actually hot glued the pod in so that the gear mesh would not be affected by any change in the chassis as a result of much vibration that could occur. I also used clear nail-polish to glue the the tires down, and tomorrow I will true them.
Nate

How is that? Motor, gears and axle are all attached to pod. The give between pod and chassis is designed that way. Gluing anything is probably going to increase lap times.
You can reduce pod movement by simply tightening pod screws. Too rigid a set up gives poor cornering. The floating pod design is actually one reason the NSRs are so fast.

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Perhaps if Mr Nate defines what he means by "improved perfromance" then people can give better advice. Do you want outright speed, or more grip around corners, or more slide, or more brakes and acceleration, or more stability, or what? What exactly does not work 100% right for you with this slotcar?

All this talk of gluing everything down as a solution to every slotcar issue makes me wonder if at least 50% of slotcar fanatics are secret habitual gluesniffers


You don't have to glue anything unless NSR have stopped fitting their cars with adjustment screws. In all their models there are screws to tighten any movement down. And you certainly don't need to glue the motor in as NSR do a supertight fit with their motor/pod.

More important is that you leave a tiny movement in the rear so the car is almost rigid but not solid. A little rear 'suspension' wobble help to speed around corners when you have tremendous NSR tyre grip. But too much bouncy suspension destablises a lot of slotcar models.

The first thing I'd do is pull out the heavy rear-end longcan KING motor and fit a smaller and lighter shortcan Shark motor with the same g/cm and rpm. That'll reduce all the weight in the back while creating a more stable and faster speed around corners without the bum-heavy motor pulling the rear-end out. The lost weight can then be distributed with a little lead ballast to give a better centre of gravity in the middle of the car, or closer to the front. Or if you use magnets, then you won't need any extra weight at all.
 

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Is it possible to put the short can motor on this car just by taking out the long can one? Or do you need a new pod?
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