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Old 12-16-2012, 10:55 AM   #9226
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Is the rtr a dimec or dimec20 chassis? Anyone know for certain? Tried searching but maybe im not searching riht words
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Is the rtr a dimec or dimec20 chassis? Anyone know for certain? Tried searching but maybe im not searching riht words
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:32 AM   #9228
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I see that this buggy has droop screws, how are you guys measuring droop???
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:29 PM   #9229
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what exactly do you mean? Typically droop is measured by using calipers from the center of the upper shock screw to the center on the lower shock screw
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I see that this buggy has droop screws, how are you guys measuring droop???
no need to use them...at least i havent seen anybody use them yet.
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Old 12-16-2012, 02:07 PM   #9231
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no need to use them...at least i havent seen anybody use them yet.
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I see that this buggy has droop screws, how are you guys measuring droop???

Droop should be set.. measure from center of shock top (screw or mount) to center of screw on the shock bottom while at full extension (IE off the ground).

Setting this keeps the drive train smoother at full extension you can get a lot of vibration with the sharp angle the axles have. You don't need a lot but it's worth doing iMO, just keep measurement the same and use as little as possible for most tracks. Hold your buggy off the ground, you'll know if it needs a touch or not.
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no need to use them...at least i havent seen anybody use them yet.
I use them (check and set droop) every round...
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Old 12-16-2012, 05:19 PM   #9233
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no need to use them...at least i havent seen anybody use them yet.
They are great tuning option. I don't know why you wouldn't want to use them.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:15 PM   #9234
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A lot of the setup sheets on petitrc only show 1mm, 2mm, 5mm, wishbone droop. And was wondering how they were getting that measurement.
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:31 PM   #9235
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Can someone do me a favor and measure the length of their slipper spring uncompressed? I'm having a issue with my new build, the car unloads on the carpet unless I ease into the throttle extremely gently. The diff feels like it should, I put a smaller aftermarket spur that recommended associated pads on it for stock gearing, thought that might be the issue but switched back to the included spur and pads but it still won't grab hard like it should. My spring measures 10.85mm long uncompressed, its strange even with 4 threads outside the back of the nut I can push the spur in towards the motor mounting plate and create a gap between the disc and pad.
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A lot of the setup sheets on petitrc only show 1mm, 2mm, 5mm, wishbone droop. And was wondering how they were getting that measurement.
Most likely they're giving the difference in shock length between the upper and lower shock mount screws at ride height compared to fully extended. That's how I set droop on my touring car (2mm over ride height, 2.5mm over ride height, etc..)

ride height - 62mm shock
full extended - 67mm shock
result - 5mm droop

(don't pay attention to my shock lengths.. I haven't built my car yet so I just made up the numbers as an example)
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They are great tuning option. I don't know why you wouldn't want to use them.
i could see using the droop screws if i was running on high traction surface.to keep the car from rolling..but im trying to get my car to roll more with the droop at max.plus max droop will help on bumpy surfaces.

i sometimes run my buggy on carpet and think i might try adding droop.but on the dirt tracks i race at...i have found no reason to even consider trying to run droop.

i supose i should of asked what kind of taction he races on.but everybody i know that runs the 210 in my ares dousnt run no droop.
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droop screws should be on every buggy. I now run on turf and its the easiest thing to change, need more on power steering, tighten in the front 2 half a turn, done
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Here is the mod I did to the front and rear of my chassis to make it stronger since I seen some people posting pics of the chassis cracking.
The front you have to hone out the holes just a hair and then it snugs up. rear is direct bolt on.

Easy since you'll already have the alum Chassis.

This also makes it A LOT stiffer just FYI.
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:35 PM   #9240
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Oh man that's a great idea, might as well make use of the extra alu. chassis I have definitely going to be try that nolimit. Thanks for the tip.
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