I agree wholeheartedly!Maybe you should start out with a hot runner..like one of my AFX CHINA marked.grey dot magnet screamers!mtyoder said:it's possible to tweak the endbell even more with some slight cutting and or sanding. If done correctly most people don't even notice. Study the chassis for a little while around the endbell, you'll see what I mean. If your really up for some "hair pulling out fun" you can tear it down and tweak on the brush springs/hangers to make more tension. Stretching the pickup shoe springs a little bit helps too. If your running stock rear tires sand them down. It's possible to get those handling pretty well. While your at it sand the front tires too. Get the chassis as close to the rails as possible. If your running a hard plastic body try to find the lightest one with a low stance. The Johnny lightning monte carlo (I think it's a monte) nascar body is one of the best I've found. It's amazing the difference a body can make. The lower and lighter the better is my rule of thumb for race bodies. Listen to Dragula on the gears, the smoother they mesh the more power you have to the track. This gets overlooked a lot. It's the biggest obstacle when your trying to free up power in tjets and magnatractions.
Thats the first upgrade for our Super G drag cars..too much walk and radial unbalance with that silly stock oilite.Hornet said:LOL,i haven't ran a G for close to 10 years Chris,so some of my tips might be a little outdated
These days i'd run one of the aftermarket rear arm bushings,but if your stuck using the old Super G+'s stock rear arm bushing,they are notrious for high speed arm shake and spinning in the chassis,i used to lay the bushings flat on their sides on my anvil (any good heavy piece of flat steel will probably work),then lay another piece of 1/4" flat steel on top of the bushing,then i'd give it a good swat with my 3lb mini sledge,after that,i'd score the ouside of the bushing with an exacto knife hard enough to leave little ridges/gouges,then push a stock Tyco rear axle through the bushing hole,this expanded the bushing usually enough to lock it solidly into place,and the knurling on the Tyco axle helped create knurling inside the bushing,which trapped a better layer of oil for the arm to ride on.
Like i said,now a days i'd run an aftermarket bushing or better yet a bearing set-up :thumbsup:
Cheers EB!EBasil said:Scott Vargo still maintains a great archive of SG+ tips, HERE. Of course, if you bump up to the evolved G3 cars from BSRT, some of the fastest guys on the planet with those cars are regulars on Scott's Website, Planet of Speed. They're pretty open and willing to get anyone up to race speeds if you ask.