Friday , 24 March 2023

RC Suspension Tuning Guide

RC Tuning - 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, 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.

RC Suspension Tuning

Before diving into a Tuning category, make sure you read our article on Tuning Guide Set-Up Order.

AckermannDifferential HeightShock Rebound
Active ToeDrag BrakeShock Springs
Anti-DiveDroopSide Links
Anti-Roll BarDual-RateSlipper Clutch
Anti-SquatEnd Point Adjustments (EPA)Stagger
Arm SweepExponential SettingSteering Throw Symmetry
Axle, InlineFinal Drive RatioSuspension Mounts
Axle, TrailingKickupThrottle Frequency
Axle HeightGear PitchTire Additive
Battery PositionGear RatioTire Compound
BearingsMotor TimingToe In / Toe Out
Belt TensionRide HeightTrack Width
Body PositionRoll CenterVehicle Weight
BumpsteerRoll OutWedge
CamberShocksWeight Distribution
Camber GainShock CapsWheelbase
Camber Link LocationsShock LimitersWing, Front
CasterShock Mounting LocationsWing, Rear
ChassisShock Oil
DifferentialShock Pistons
Differential FluidShock Pre-Load
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.