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Sportwerks Mayhem Update

11/12/2004 by John Adams, Engineering Manager, Horizon Hobby

Copyright:© 2004 Horizon Hobby, Inc.

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Page 1: Intro
Page 3: The Clutch
Page 4: Low Traction Setups
(continued from previous page)

The stock Mayhem setup is proving to be ultra-competitive on medium to high traction tracks. For low traction conditions we've developed two setups that have proven to work really well on slick tracks. If your track is typically hard-packed and slippery try one of these two setups:

Setup 1

Driver- John Adams
Track Conditions- slick to medium traction

Front Suspension
Track Width- 305mm (stock)
Camber Angle- 1.5 degrees
Caster Position- forward
Toe In- 1-degree toe out
Roll Bar- 2.0mm
Ride Height- drive shafts level

Rear Suspension
Camber angle- es(?) (stock)
Roll Bar- 2.5mm
Ride Height- arms level
Hub Roll Center- lower hole
Hub Position- hubs forward

Gearing
Clutch Bell-13-tooth
Spur Gear- 46-tooth
Clutch Shoes/Springs- Mugen carbon shoes MUGC070 and 1.0mm springs MUGC0708


Differential Fluid
Front- 5,000 wt
Center- 10,000
Rear- 3,000

Tires
Type- Pro-Line Crime Fighters
Compound- M2
Liner- Firm

Front Shocks
Pistons- 1.7mm x 2 (drilled)
Oil- 45 wt
Springs- Sportwerks red SWK3049
Mounting position top- upper outer
Mounting position lower- outer

Rear shocks
Pistons- 1.7mm drilled
Oil- 45 wt
Springs- Sportwerks red SWK 3059
Mounting position top- middle lower
Mounting position lower- middle

Setup 2

Driver- Lee Morrison
Track Conditions- slick to medium traction

Front Suspension
Track Width- 305mm (stock)
Camber Angle- .5 degrees
Caster Position- trimmed front upper arm 2mm to move arm forward by 1 extra clip
Toe In- 1-degree toe out
Roll Bar- 2.0
Ride Height- drive shafts level

Rear Suspension
Camber angle- .5 degrees
Toe in- 3.5 degrees
Roll Bar- 2.5
Ride Height- drive shafts level
Hub Roll Center- lower position in hub
Hub Position- hub forward

Gearing
Clutch Bell- 13-tooth
Spur Gear- 46-tooth
Clutch Shoes/Springs- Mugen Aluminum shoes MUGC0754 Mugen 1.0mm springs MUGC0708

Differential Fluid
Front- 5,000 wt
Center- 7,000
Rear- 2,000

Tires
Type- Pro-Line Crime Fighters or Knuckles 2.0
Compound- M2
Liner- stock Pro-Line

Front Shocks
Pistons- stock
Oil- 40 wt
Springs- Sportwerks black stock
Mounting position top- outside lower
Mounting position lower- outer

Rear shocks
Pistons- stock
Oil- 40 wt
Springs- Blue Mugen
Mounting position top- inner lower
Mounting position lower- middle

Note: I grind clearance on the chassis to allow more down travel for the front and rear arms.