TN Racing DIB Conversion v3.0

03/03/2015 at 12:00 pm

Looks like TN Racing is planning to launch their v3.0 DIB conversion sometime in April for under $200. They’re only making a hundred so if you want one you should grab one quick.

I passed on the DIB monitor conversion kit but I’m pretty sure I’ll be getting the v3.

TN Racing DIB v3.0

DIB Update

02/12/2015 at 1:51 am

The DIB was running well at Project G so I decided to tinker around with it a little bit. The the in lift (inside wheel shifts to positive camber and raises the car up) bothered me so I revised the front end a little bit. I used Wrap-Up Next upper arms to improve strength and to link the two sides. Currently damper less but I have no pitch in the front now, and the dampers will be used to control roll. Even with my revised included angle and increase camber shift from lock to lock, I get close to no in lift now.

Full Lock

I played around with the rear end as well, and settled on a swing axle type suspension setup. I wanted the car to slide a little bit more horizontally, and be able to full throttle while sideways.Swing Axle

DIB Vertex Setting Memo

01/05/2015 at 5:31 pm

I plan to change a bunch of things on the DIB to better suit a low grip surface (Project G). Figured I’d memo a few things and take some pictures in case I need to go back to my old setup.

DIB Top

Front Lower Suspension Geometry

12/01/2014 at 1:07 pm

I saw a few TN drivers trying it out so I gave it a try. I reused the stock 3.5 RR block that I had lying around and put it in place of the stock FR block. It wasn’t a huge difference but I think it helped the fronts trace the ground more?

Image borrowed from Koma's blog

Image borrowed from Koma’s blog

Hybrid Knuckles

11/24/2014 at 11:47 am

I managed to get a pair of RE-R Hybrid knuckles from Vertex to use with my DIB. I like the fact that these are swan necked, allowing more wheel clearance and low scrub. But after a week of use, I pulled them off and went back to the TN knuckles.

RE-R Hybrid Knuckle

Seesaw Stays

10/14/2014 at 11:04 am

I’ve been running the seesaw stays from TN Racing for a while now. They’re a bit pricey, but you can always find something similar such as TA05 seesaw stays.

TN Racing has a good blog post about it here. I won’t be including any pictures since his post has good ones you should reference.

Damper Rebuild

09/30/2014 at 1:09 pm

Did a quick damper rebuild to test some things out. うさ足(rabbit feet?) build with Yokomo #400 and stock internals.

Front Dampers

Low Lever Ratio

09/03/2014 at 12:00 pm

I was able to get Team Suzuki rear arms and shock plates for a good deal so I slapped on the rear arms today.

Suzuki Rear Arms

High Upper

09/02/2014 at 2:49 pm

So after throwing in the new Riku knuckles, I noticed the front end not gripping as well anymore. Since the car was hard to drive and I already had  TN upper arm pins, I wen’t ahead and mounted those onto my shock tower.

High Upper

H2 Riku Knuckles

08/18/2014 at 4:02 pm

I’ve had my M’s knuckles for a few weeks now but I decided to switch over to TN Racing’s H2 Riku knuckles. They’re a bit pricey, but the knuckles come with stuff such as KPI and trail set to Riku’s specifications so I was curious to see how they feel.

Riku Knuckles