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    rear toe-in? how much and why?

    the one suspension setup item I don't understand is rear toe-in. How much, why, and what does it do to handling?

    is it correct that if I change the PE rear carriers to the "wrong" side it reduces toe-in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mud Puppy
    is it correct that if I change the PE rear carriers to the "wrong" side it reduces toe-in?
    Yes they interchange, yes less toe in

    more info here

    http://monster.traxxas.com/showthread.php?t=522995

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    Rear toe-in is needed to help keep the rear end from loosing traction on power.

    What will happen if you dont have enough toe in is it will be difficult to keep the car straight and under control on power.

    If you are driving on high traction surfaces, you can experiment with running 2.5 or even 1 deg toe in rear,

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    OK, so more toe = more traction under aceleration. What are the disadvantages of more toe then? most of my local tracks have decent traction, and I use the center dif.

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    Lower top speed and an increase in understeer are the tradeoffs for on power stability due to more toe-in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turbowop
    Lower top speed and an increase in understeer are the tradeoffs for on power stability due to more toe-in.
    Along with shorter life span for the rear tires. The more rear toe in you have the faster you will wear out your rear tires.
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    I do have an understeer problem, so sounds like flipping the rear carriers might be a good idea.

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    Rear toe isn't the only way to cure understeer.
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    The rear toe-in is there to be able to control the truck at high speeds, if you had zero toe-in, you would have a real problem trying to drive the truck at high speeds. Look at the Traxxas 4-Tec, Jato 3.3 and other fast vehicles, they all have rear toe-in.

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