These set-up instructions give basic advice to beginners individual set-up preferences may improve the cars performance further

TYRES ( Foam)

Anti-roll bars can be used to increase steering effect by adding a thicker bar to the rear or thinner bar to the front and vice-versa for reducing steering effect.

 Running with toe-out will make the car turn much more sharply but may make it 'wander' down the straight, toe-in will do the opposite, run the front wheels parallel to each other if possible.

Adjust the camber (the amount the wheels lean in at the top) to 1.5 degrees negative camber on the front wheels and 2.0 degrees negative camber on the rears  is a good starting point.

The Ride-height of the car is also important, no part of the car should touch the carpet during acceleration, braking or cornering nor in any combination of the above.

With the car in a ready to run state. i.e. with batteries in place. The chassis should sit a minimum of 5mm above the ground. You can adjust this height by adding or removing spacers from the shock absorbers, or if the shock absorbers are threaded adjusting the collets up or down  keeping each side equal.

Always check and reset both your camber and toe setting after setting the ride height.

These settings are a basic guide, if you do adjust your car then change one function at a time and re-adjust until you have the desired effect, then move on to the next function. Always test your car slowly to begin with, speeding up gradually, lap by lap, looking for handling problems. Set your gearing to ~37mm/rev. to begin with and alter according to your motor.

If you do not understand any of these terms or do not know how to adjust your car, ask the more experienced racers at the track, they may know a better set up for your particular chassis.


Foam tyres are used by 1:12th, GT 12th and 1:10th WGT cars.

These tyres are usually available as trued & glued i.e wheel and tyre supplied as a pair in different compounds, however foam doughnuts are available should you wish to mount your own tyres, these will require cutting to size after mounting.

It is best that you ask at your local club to find the preferred choice for the track conditions.

Rubber Tyres:

Rubber tyres are used on touring cars and buggies. A multitude of choice exists for these tyres. It is best that you ask at your local club to find the preferred choice for the track conditions.


You can tune the grip level of the front and rear of the car by adding tyre additive to all or some of the tyre (always consistent on left and right hand sides) on either or both the front and rear tyres. I have found most saloons handle better with the whole of the rear tyres coated and just the inside quarter of the front tyres.

Remember check with the meeting organisers on which additives are allowed.

Try the kit springs first, if your car under-steers badly (the front tyres slide during a turn) soften the front springs, if it over-steers badly (the rear tyres slide during a turn) then soften the rear springs. If only a small amount of sliding happens try adding a little more additive to those tyres or reduce the amount of additive on the opposite end tyres.

If you can adjust the damping of your car then follow the kit instructions for medium damping settings using a piston of few or small diameter holes with silicon oil of around 30 Weight, this allows the car to roll a little in the corners to help combat sliding tyres but keeps the inside tyres in firm contact with the carpet for grip and traction. If the car rolls too much and one or both of the inside wheels lift off the carpet fit stiffer springs to that end or try adding an anti-roll bar (stabiliser) if the lift is very minimal.