> Can anyone tell what the effect of a shorter wheel base compared
> longer wheel base. I wen't to my first race saturday and did VERY lousy,
> reason being i would try to take the inner section of the oval track and
> end up on the outter by the time the turn ended. I'm driving a EV10ss and
> set-up tips would greatly be appraited for a oval track..
A shorter wheelbase will make a car more responsive while turning. A
longer wheelbase will make the car a bit more stable. From the problem you
are describing, you either don't have the dual rate for the steering on
your radio turned up as far as you need to, or either you have a bad push
(understeer). Check your right front tire...does it have a cone shape to
it? If so, you are pushing going into the corner and scrubbing the right
front tire. To increase steering going into the corner, increase the
caster on the front end and/or put in a stiffer left front spring.
If the car goes into the corner well, but pushes out to the outside
while accelerating off the corner (as you seem to be describing), then
adjust the rear pod tweak to place more pressure on the right rear tire
which will give you more steering coming out of the corner. Make these
adjustments a little bit at a time and only adjust one thing at a time to
make sure a certain adjustment worked or not.
You can also experiment with softer or firmer tire compounds and also
tire stagger (outside tires bigger than inside tires). Certain body styles
will affect handling as well. I like the Protoform Monte Carlo SS body for
our tracks here in Arkansas....the shape helps make quite a bit of front
downforce without getting the car loose coming out of the turns.
Hope I was any help....Later!