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Thread: Toe in?

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    RC Racer
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    Toe in?

    Hello, on the rear of my slash the tires are pointed toward the chassis not straight forward. Is this normal and what are the advantages or disadvantages of having it like this? I think its called toe in but i dont know!
    Thanks

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    RC Turnbuckle Jr.
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    you are right, thatīs normal it helps to keep it straight at high speed.

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    RC Racer
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    Ight thanks!!!

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    Toe basically is the direction where each wheel is tracking, if both are toed in or out the same,they cancel each other out, and the model goes straight. It improves or reduces stability when more weight is put on one side or the other, usually from a turn, that wheel gets more traction and steers the model in the direction it is pointed as the wheel with less weight and traction skids. In the rear, if you make a gentle right turn, the left wheel steers the tail to the right, with the turn, making it feel tight and stable, if it is toed out, it steers away from the turn, and makes the rear drift to the left, rotating further than desired making it feel loose and unstable. You also have the difference in the angle the wheel is pointing compared to the direction that wheel is actually moving relative to the ground, or angle of a skid. The lower the angle, the more traction and control you have, the higher the angle, the less control and traction. This shows when turning and sliding, a wheel that is toed in is at a higher angle, and will have less traction, making it break loose more abruptly, and have less control in a slide. If an axle is toed out, the angle is less in a slide, so you have a more gentle transition from traction to slide, and more control in that slide. So basically toeing in makes that axle track straighter and more stable while it has traction, but skids more abruptly, and has less control in that skid, good for the rear to track straight at speed, but slide and oversteer for quick sliding turns. Toeing out makes an axle less stable at speed, and enter a turn quicker, but skids more gently with more traction and control in a slide, good for the front steering axle.

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    Thanks for the good info!

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