Car Setup

Here’s some info that will help you get started on car setup – This is a good baseline, so recommend you start with this and tweak as needed.

Tires

Dry TrackWet Track
4WDRear Yellow Schumacher Darts U6826, Front Yellow Schumacher 4WD Darts U6825 (usually with a couple of rows taken off – check what others are doing on the day)Rear Yellow Schumacher Darts U6826, Front Yellow Schumacher 4WD Darts U6825 (usually with a couple of rows taken off – check what others are doing on the day)
2WDRear Yellow Schumacher Darts U6826, Front Yellow slim (also no foam insert) cut U6770 or uncut U6592 Schumacher staggersRear Silver Schumacher Darts U6832, Front Silver slim (also no foam insert) cut Schumacher staggers U6775
Stadium Truck 2WDRear Yellow Schumacher minispikes U6706, Front Jconcepts Swaggers with a firm insert, or yellow staggers U6708 (staggers last longer but not as good as swaggers)Rear Silver Schumacher minispikes U6785, Front Jconcepts Swaggers with a firm insert, or silver staggers (staggers last longer but not as good as swaggers)
Short Course Truck 2WDRear Yellow Schumacher minispikes U6766, Front Jconcepts Swaggers with a firm insert, or yellow staggers (staggers last longer but not as good as swaggers)Rear Silver Schumacher minispikes U6773, Front Jconcepts Swaggers with a firm insert, or silver staggers (staggers last longer but not as good as swaggers)

Please note there are a number of club members using other tire choices, but the table above shows the most consistent tire for that condition. Talk to club members to see why they have chosen other brands. Some people are favoring Proline Pyramids for wet or dry conditions as well as Ballistic Buggy green compound in the wet.

Shocks

Front shocks – you should start with 35wt (425CST)
Rear shock – you should start with 30wt (350CST)

Springs

This can vary significantly from car to car and ride height preference – but start with a firm front spring, and go for a medium/soft spring for the rear. The wetter the day the softer the spring.

Ride Height

Generally people will go for about 17mm for 2WD or 4WD buggies, but some go lower. In the wet it is worth considering raising the car by about 2 or 3mm.

For trucks this value seems to vary greatly, so as a simple guide – set the front wishbones level/horizontal, and the driveshafts at the rear level, then tweak from there. Aim for the same ride height front to back.