You should really do on the one two four zero one: nine uh, which are definitely going to help its performance. Now i have actually done a free, essential things you should do before you even take this out. For its first run. I have actually done that video and that is on the channel. Nwo. I will leave a link in the description below if you do want to check that one out, and i would definitely recommend doing those things first before you do anything you see today. Now i do want to make you aware that the things we’re going to be doing today, aren’t necessarily essentials. They are recommended they are optional uh, naar mijn mening, if you are going to be doing, speed runs with this uh. Not only speed runs, but if you’re going to be bashing as well, some of the mods we’re going to be doing today are definitely going to help you out in the long run and they’re definitely going to help make this thing perform exactly as it should. Dus. The first thing we’re going to do today is actually have a look at the rear toe in now. This is one of the things the original 144001 also comes with now, het is, not necessarily an issue, because a little bit of toeing as we’ve addressed on some of the previous videos, uh can actually be beneficial to uh cornering. But in this instance – and i have said in the previous video as well – i am going to be doing a lot of speed runs with this.
So i do want to make sure everything is nice and straight, which is why we’re going to take a look at the rear toe in first very easily adjusted, and it will definitely help with the straight line stability of the one two four: nul één: Negen. Oke. So the way we’re gon na adjust the rear toe is to take out the two screws that you see here. We’Re then gon na reverse the two inserts that one and that one and that should solve our rear toe issue. Oke, so all we’re going to do is reverse these tiny little plastic inserts around. If i can get it out, it’s a little bit stiff yep. Dus, zoals je zien, we’re going to take that one off and we’re going to flip it the other way and push it back in just like so push that all the way in it’s a little bit stiff. So you do have to push quite hard. We’Re gon na do the same on the other side, nearly lost that one okay and we just push it in okay, and that is pretty much that we’ll put that back on the car and we’ll see what that looks. Like okay, so i have actually fitted that back to the car. Now very, very simple. Just put the two original screws back in that’s, pretty much that very quick, very effective, and i can see already that things are looking a hell of a lot better with that.
As you can, you might be able to see on the video you might not yeah. That is looking a lot better, zeer snel, very simple, little mud, Oke. So the next thing we’re gon na do today is take a look at changing out the oil in the rear shocks. Nwo, just like the one four four: zero zero one. This does feature a big heavy 550 size brush motor as standard out of the box. Now that does mean that the rear end is obviously going to be a little bit heavier than the front end. Um wl toys don’t necessarily take this into consideration and they run the same way: oil on the front and the rear. Now the issue with this is when you’re doing jumps and stunts. You are going to be hitting that the bottom of the chassis quite a lot, which is why we’re going to actually put some heavier weight. Oil in the rear shocks to account for the extra weight and it’s definitely going to help when it comes to doing those jumps and those stuns okay. So the next thing i’m going to do is take off the rear shocks. We’Re going to refill those of 60 weight oil. Now this is what i’m using i do, use the core rc stuff. Quite a bit. Zeer, very nice i’ve used this on a lot of my rc’s. Dit is 60 weight and this is going to do perfectly fine. In this, and that should help rebound some of those big impacts, you’re going to be having when you are bashing this thing.
Oke, so i’ve got the rear shocks off the car. Now all we’re going to do is take this cap off we’re, going to empty away the old oil onto old piece of tissue i’ve got there, you could use a cloth anything you want to use, dispose of it that way, and then we’re going to refill it With some of this core rc 60 way oil, and that should get the job done perfectly okay, so i have taken off the cap now be aware of these. They can be a little bit tight. I did find, especially on the on the essentials video i did when i was going around, checking all the oil levels uh, the caps were quite tight. Obviously you know, since i’ve already taken them apart and put them back together. I did find they weren’t that tight today, but they will be quite tight if it’s the first time you’re actually doing it. So beware of that, but if you watched the previous video and you’ve done those three things, first chances are you’re going to be absolutely fine. Vandaag, Um, maar ja, if you do find the top cap is really tight. That is normal. That is how they come as opposed to the old model. Dus ja., all we’re going to do is go ahead and pour away the old oil perfectly clear. Now this hasn’t even been used out on the street. This has been used. Nowhere it’s going to get out as much as i can now.
You’Re never really fully going to get rid of it all, because the only way to do that would be to take the whole thing apart and wipe it all clean now, Ik ben. Not going to do that, because i think that’s a little bit unnecessary. Some people may disagree, but we’ve all got different ways of doing things and i’ve never really gone wrong throughout the years, so that one is absolutely fine just going to leave that there for a moment, we’re going to do exactly the same on this one as well. Take the cap off pour away the excess oil and then we’re going to refill them with the new oil again perfectly clear, die, as you’d, expect brand new out of the box any remaining just going to pump that out there. Oke, and that looks good okay. So we’re just going to dispose of the old oil, Oke, so we’re going to fill them up with the brand new oil. Now so we’ll take the first one. We’Ll begin filling that now i’m gon na i’m, niet gon na, go all the way to the top i’m gon na leave a little bit of room just for everything to compress nicely uh. I really don’t want to be overfitting these too much i’m gon na go for about the same sort of level that these uh these actually had uh as stock, pretty much that that should be absolutely fine. Now i’ll tell you what we’ll do we’ll just give this a very slow pump just up and down just to make sure there’s no air in there at all.
Everything is nice and full and as it should be so we’ll place the cap back on now. Some people may tighten these up quite a bit. Om eerlijk te zijn, i think finger tight is going to be more than enough. I can’t see them leaking, and that should be absolutely fine, because you want to be able to take them off. Take that cap off again in the future and already that does feel a lot more bouncy and that does feel a lot better, as opposed to uh. The stock 30 weight oil that this actually comes with. So what we’ll do is we’ll just uh put that to the side for a moment, we’ll fill the other one up as well, and then we’ll reassemble the shocks and put them back on the car. These are pretty much there guys to be fair. These are good to be put back onto the car, Nu is het, pretty much a reversal of what you did to get them off. Ik ben.. Not going to show you because it’s quite simple, but then after we’ve done that we’re going to move on to the final thing, which is going to be putting the m3 screws into the suspension arms which are going to help us to adjust the droop okay. So the third and final thing we’re going to take a look at today, is the droop on the suspension, arms and we’re, going to have a look at the front and the rear i’m not going to go into too much detail.
But what about what that actually means, because i did actually do that on my previous video. So i will leave a link in the description below for you to check that one out. That is definitely going to be a more in depth. Version of this video that video is a little bit older because that was aimed at the 144001 but it’s pretty much the same principle so check that video out. If you want a little bit more info about what we’re actually doing when it comes to droop. So we are very simply going to be fitting four m3 size screws into the suspension, Armen, which is going to help us to actually lower the vehicle, but not only that it’s going to help prevent a little bit of body roll as well. Now the benefit to this, especially if you’re going to be doing speed, Loopt, is you’re going to be getting that center of gravity a little bit lower, which is definitely going to help when it comes to straight line. Speed right so the next thing we’re going to do is fit our droop screws. Nwo, if you can see all the way down in there, that is a little tiny hole that we’re going to be screwing in our m3 screw and that’s going to help us to make even more adjustments on this we’re also going to be doing the rear, which Is there and that’s where you want to be screwing into that tiny little hole that’s already there? Oke, so for anybody wondering what screws i’m going to be using for this i’m going to be using these m3 screws here they are cap head, but you can also use some grub screws as well and they’re going to work absolutely fine.
Now these may be a little bit too long for your liking, so you could potentially go a little bit shorter, but i like having the extra flexibility there, and that is what i’m going to be using today. Oke, so i have got all four screws fitted in now i’m going to try and give you a very quick demonstration on the front of the vehicle. Just to give you a little idea of what this is actually going to do, because there was a few questions when i did the last one as to what it actually does, what improvements it’s going to make to the car itself so i’m. Going to give you a little demonstration now, what this basically does is it’s going to help lower the overall ride height, which is going to help massively when it comes to body roll. When it comes to stability, when you’re doing speed runs it’s, definitely going to help, because, with the car sitting this high, you are going to get a little bit of body roll you’re, also going to have a higher center of gravity. Dus, by doing this, you are going to be able to get the overall car sitting a little bit lower, which is really going to help with stability when you’re doing your speed runs or whatever else it is you’re going to be doing so. What i’m going to show you very quickly? Is this i’m going to screw in not too far but i’m going to try and a very weird angle here so trying to find the screw head there? It is so i’m just going to screw in we’re going to do both sides, and i just want you to keep a note of the the overall stance of the car itself, and you will see that it will begin to start lowering a little bit.
Yeah it’s already started now now just to make this a little bit more even i’m, going to go for the other side as well, now i’m not going to go too low. With this, i want it to be sort of level and even i’m. Just trying to look on the camera as i’m doing it, because i don’t want it to be uh mismatched see if i was to keep. If i was to keep tightening, you can see how the car starts to go down further on one side which isn’t what we want. So what i’m going to do is a few turns out just until it’s, pretty much level with the other side and i’m. Pretty much happy with that, zoals je zien, that is sitting a little bit lower now, so you’ve still got a nice bit of bounce there. The suspension setup still working correctly as it should as you’d expect. But if i was to lift the car now as well, it pretty much stays in place. There’S literally no droop, Schorsing, arms and the whole set up at the front. It’S not sagging in in any way it’s pretty much. What you want to go for guys to be honest uh, especially if you’re going to be doing speed runs. You do want to try and keep things as tight as possible when you are reaching some serious speeds with this, and this is one of the fixes and one of the things that does come as standard on a lot of a lot of other models.
But it’s nice that the holes are there and all you have to do really is put a screw in them so uh. I hope that’s, giving you a little idea of what we’ve actually achieved with this. A lot of people say: it’s pointless. A lot of people say you don’t need to do it. I definitely think you do because it does help with a little bit of body roll, and it does help give you a little bit more stability at speed. Nwo, if you are a regular subscriber, you may be wondering what is the next step for this on the channel. You may also be wondering why i haven’t actually done any running videos on this, yet mainly because they have already been done. A lot of people got this before me: they have already done the stock 2s run. Weet je, 3s runs all that sort of stuff. It’S really no benefit to me, actually doing all of that stuff again, because all those guys have already done it. I think the only thing left to do is convert this to brushless. I’Ve got all the components ready to go, so we will be doing a full brushless conversion on this very soon.