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Original vs low B plate?

Discussion in 'RC8 / RC8B / RC8.2 / RC8B3.x' started by AERacer, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    What B plate you use on your 8.2?

    Have your experienced switching back to original B plate?
     
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  2. 1bhutch

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    I've been using the low-B plat on my 8.2E but recently got the regular B-plate. Hopefully I'll get to try it out soon and see how it affects handling.
     
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  3. JasonR

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    Personally I like the low B most of the time, but the original B plate does tame the car down a bit and make it a little less aggressive, I think the original is a bit easier to drive overall.
     
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  4. 1bhutch

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    I tried out the original B plate during practice last week and I will say that I thought it was a nice improvement over the low b-plate. It felt alot easier to drive and allowed to tune in more steering withou that twitchy feeling that you would have had with the low B plate.
     
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  5. Carlos cruz

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    so do you get more steering out of the original b plate . i mean what are the differences any way anyone ?
     
  6. AERacer

    AERacer Administrator Staff Member Moderator Factory Member

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    What inserts do you use in the a plate?
     
  7. Carlos cruz

    Carlos cruz Well-Known Member

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    2 dots down
     
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    I found the car to be less aggressive with the low b plate
     
  10. jhunt12

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    When I went back and forth between the STD B Plate and the Lower B Plate is the twitchy part of the car went away when I used the STD B plate. Along with the car being less twitchy the car lost overall steering and did not let the car enter the corner nearly as aggressive as I could with the lower B Plate. Something we could try now though is using the Avid Pills to lower the B plate by 1 mm and see if we could find a middle ground between the two.
    Jason
     
  11. Carlos cruz

    Carlos cruz Well-Known Member

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    i just did that but went back to lower plate didnt like it
     
  12. jhunt12

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    good to know.
    Thanks
     
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    Hmmm. So one set comes with pins and the other doesn't. .. do they both need that pin set for installation? Which one is better? I hear some saying the "low" b plate enters the corner more aggresive, yet has a "twitch"...??? Im confused. But, I suppose they both have the capability of driving fine... seems like its more of personal driving style / preference?

    So many questions!

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  14. jhunt12

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    it really does completely depend on your driving style. Most people that run the lower B plate will use the old style steering rack with ackerman adjustments to help smooth out the steering. The lower b plate does enter the corner harder then the original. I would try both and see what works best for you personally. if you like a more aggressive car then i would think that you like the lower b plate.
     

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