The build up is a little different than most to get an 190mm legal car with Pit Shimizu tires, so we'll dive in with some photos.
Now I can select multiple angles for the links to get the amount of "link toe" that I want. The link toe seems to help the car be more planted. UF1 MIDWEST inaugural champion Rick Vessel says this is due to controlling the roll steer inherent in link cars. Remember that changing the link positions will probably require resetting the "football" pivot.
While we're at it, you may also want to address the 3mm nuts used on the football pivot. I am a Dremelin' fool, so I knocked the flanges off 2 serrated 3mm nuts and used those to secure the pivot without rounding out the plastic on the pivot. Another suggestion is to use a 3mm tap on the nyloc nuts that come with the car so they will hold your setting but not round out the pivot when you need to make adjustments.
Another nice adjustment is the ability to move the shock forward and back on the top deck. There are 3 holes, though one seems to be designated for the antenna tube. I don't use an antenna tube, so it's open for shock attachment. Moving the shock forward will put more weight on the nose end of the car for more steering. I did have to use a Tamiya long shock end to reach the longest setting however
As far as the front end, you should look at Howard Lo's RCTECH post on the 190mm front end modification. It has all the changes you need to make to get the front end where it should be on Pit tires. Be aware that the screws should be through the INSIDE holes on the graphite plate, and the OUTSIDE holes on the aluminum cams on the arms!
There are a couple other things as well:
.Here you can see I dremeled a slot in the ball retainer to make it easier to thread in and adjust with a flat blade screwdriver.
That's most of the car. I'll elaborate on inital setup in my next post on performance. Please do note that the spur gear that comes with the car is actually really important. It has 18 balls, and I think helps contribute to a very smooth but slip free diff. The extra balls help with a good lock up without too much tension, which is huge on rubber tires.....