Ryan Lutz Kyosho Set-up Sheets

Check out my set-up sheets from all the events I attend. I've also tried to

add in a photo or video of the track to give a better idea of the surface.

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Indoor Small 1/10th size track. Looser dirt. Use Clay or Ultra Soft Typo generally. Has some loose dirt on top, a few smaller holes here and there. (This was my first two days running the cars. I never got around to diffs or shocks (except springs on NB))

Southern Indoor
Champs (SIC) 2022

Large Track, 200+ ft straight away. 35 second lap times. Medium grip in the groove. Track deteriorating and falling apart, lots of sharp ruts and bumps in corners and in acceleration and deceleration areas. Lots of dust outside of and in the line where deteriorating. (I'm still not happy with any of my cars, I need more track time, but you can see where I am at currently.

The Dirt Perris, CA
Test Weekend

This set-up was after testing after the club race Saturday night. During the club race I struggled a little with too much roll and a loose rear at times. Afterwards I jumped from 2.3/2.5 bars to 2.7/2.9 just to see and it was a huge difference. This also I noticed allowed me to run a higher Ride Height which was beneficial in the bumps. Previous I couldn't go above 26/28 without ill effects. Now with the heavy swaybars I got up to 28/31 and went through bumps way better and could drive much harder all while being able to put the car where I wanted it better. Simply was able to go faster in all respects. Please note the center diff has the 12/18 gearing which *requires thicker fluid to feel similar. That 10k feels like a standard diff 5k for instance.

I didn't have any good photos or vid of the whole track, but this gives an idea of the bumps and loam.

The Dirt Nitro Challenge 2022

Posted here are my main set-ups. I didn't change a whole lot throughout the weekend. The practice weekend really helped me to be better prepared for this event. The track got rough especially in corners and acceleration areas. Much of the Nitro buggy main was going around most of the bumps. I would have liked to have run lighter diff fluids for the Nitro Buggy main due to their being more water than expected after the truck main was drier than expected. I chose longer springs to hopefully aid in the rough. Be sure to check out my spring chart to see where they fit in rate wise. 
Overall a good weekend of racing with good results and the cars all felt pretty good. E-buggy I was running Low profile shorty 4800's in qualifying and didn't want to risk it in the main so went with the shorty 6400's (which add 110g). I ran either battery configuration in the rear position and the lighter weight Tekin T8i 1950 motor as well which is 50g lighter than the standard 1900.