RC Suspension Tuning Guide

RC Tuning - Ride Height
Tuning with Ride Height

To get the most from your RC vehicle, you should know a few things about vehicle suspension tuning. Most RC vehicles have a TON of tuning adjustments available on them, but it’s what each adjustment does that can be the big mystery. If you can master RC suspension tuning, you can make your car work at any track and on any surface.

CompetitionX has put together a RC suspension tuning guide that explains tuning options available on most cars. While the process of adjusting the tuning feature might differ slightly from vehicle to vehicle, the actual tuning function will still be the same.

PLEASE NOTE: It is a good idea to write down the setup that comes with the car. If you decide to get adventurous and start making changes, you could end up with an ill-handling vehicle. Having the original setup will provide you a ‘back-up’ point. If you need one, you can head on over to the CompetitionX Blank Setup Sheet section and download a copy.

Please feel free to contact me if there are any tuning features not listed.

RC Suspension Tuning

Anti-Roll BarKickup
Anti-SquatRide Height
Axle, InlineRoll Center
Axle, TrailingRoll Out
Axle HeightShocks
Battery PlacementShock Mounting Locations
BearingsSlipper Clutch
BumpsteerSteering Throw Symmetry
CamberToe In / Toe Out
Camber Link LocationsTrack Width
ChassisVehicle Weight
CompetitionX Free E-Newsletter

Stay connected with our monthly newsletter that includes beginner’s tips, tuning guide, reviews, online builds and
Eat. Sleep. RC. FREE giveaways!

Follow CompetitionX