Originally Posted by mdhyams
Ok guys I need a lot of help. This is my first pancar and I am really unfamiliar with these cars. I built the car per the book except I have white and center springs and grn side springs. Heres my problem, My front ride height is huge, like almost 9mm. I have not cut the tires yet but if I cut them to 55 will this reduce the ride height to where it needs to be? At this moment I am really lost.
Obviously you want to go from 9mm to 4mm ride height...A difference of 5mm.
Go to Page 8 of the manual and look at Item #61, the Plastic Ride Height Spacer. If not already done, install the #5 spacer (the tallest one of the three) under the Lower Arm to get rid of some of the height.
If the front tires start at approximately 62mm and you cut them to 55mm, you will decrease the height by another 3.5mm. For asphalt, I typically cut to 56mm. For carpet, I cut to 53mm (or lower for important races).
For additional ride height reduction and fine tuning, I use the CRC #4262 Optional Front End Shims.
And after a run or two (on any surface), the left side tires are exchanged for the right side tires to keep side-to-side wear even.
I do not understand your sentence about the springs. Does not seem correct; but, I don't know what surface you are setting up for.