Originally Posted by PartTime
Here is somthing I hope you guys can help with.
Ok, Chasiss is balanced left/right perfectly. Spring collars are exactly the same left/right. Drop is perfect. Put it on a tweak board and it's all set BUT.....when I check ride height the right side of the car is .5mm higher ?!?!?!?!?!
Any idea's ?
I had the same issue so, I had a buddy of mine come over w/a hudy complete set up station and was having the same problem when the shock collars were exactly the same. When we put it on the tweak board it looked like a bus hit it, it was THAT bad. Now granted i SUCK at building shocks and im sure that was part of the problem, also he has some sort of spring tester that he got from his work (he make springs for big trucks) that will test the size, type and ft pound per spring. Sure enough EVERY spring we tested was different from the other. We tested 6 blue springs out of 3 different spring kits and they varied as much as a 1/2 pound difference, so apparently when AE makes these springs or whoever makes them for AE are not real accurate.
So after figuring all this out, i set the ride height where i wanted it and they threw it on the tweak board, sure enough it was still way off. In order to get the tweak out of the car I just went ahead and adjusted the spring collars and here are the results that I got.....of course they will not be the same car to car but I just thought I would let u know how far off mine are for your reference.
Front (blue) right side shock collar is 2.67mm higher then the left
Rear (silver) right side shock collar in 1.88mm higher then the left
Set up like that, the car was on rails, so that means to me that the collars do not need to be even. Also means I should prob. get a few lessons on building shocks, but Set-up like that was good enough to win the main, So I am not gonna change what is working!!