View Full Version : Best ways to increase acceleration?
04-23-2006, 02:36 PM
I realize that in most tracks I'm never going to hit the top speed of my Jato, so I'd like to tune it for the best possible acceleration instead.
Does anyone have any recommendations for hop-up parts, as well as how to tune the stock Jato?
04-23-2006, 02:39 PM
the manual says how to tune the jato well, if you want acceleration get a traxxas single chamber pipe, but it only accelerates best at low to mid rpm range with single chamber. a good thing to help tuning is a temprature sensor.
04-23-2006, 03:21 PM
You might want to think about detuning i can tune mine so that it just wheelies ever time you hit it hard, if you are gona race you need the front end on the ground
04-23-2006, 03:56 PM
oh, i just noticed you said you will be racing, from what ive heard you should get the double chamber pipe, it make the acceleration more smoth apperently, ive never had any of these pipes but people say if you race with a single chamber pipe you will need very good throttle control to stop the wheels from spining.
04-23-2006, 04:24 PM
Sounds like you need to loosen your slipper clutch a little.
04-23-2006, 04:34 PM
maybe you should experiment with gearing that would be a quick efficent and cheap way to adjust acceleration
04-23-2006, 07:16 PM
and get the single speed it reduses internal mass in the tranny
get a better throttle servo
04-23-2006, 08:23 PM
me personaly i think how much traction u get wins the race like it don't matter how much weight u have in a car its just where the weight is (i used to be apart of a 4-wheel race team and worked on them alot)so ya experiment with difernt tires me pesonally i like to slide a little in my turns so w/e works for you experiment with tires
04-23-2006, 11:50 PM
For accel get a 56 or 58 tooth spur gear, if you want more accel than combine with a smaller cb. If the front wheels get off the ground to much loosen on the slipper, you can fine tune the clutch to a fine line between wheelies and a instant jolt out a corner. To much slippage will cause the clutch to heat up and the motor won't put the power to the ground.
04-24-2006, 03:47 AM
A good starting point for solving your problem could be to install the single speed conversion kit.
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