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Old 08-13-2008, 07:36 PM   #451
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[QUOTE=racing_jason;4737140where is a place to get ride height adjustments shims from?[/QUOTE]

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Old 08-15-2008, 04:50 PM   #452
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HEY GUYS! JUST LOOKING AT THIS CAR AND THE BMI DB12R AND I AM STUCK BETWEEN WHAT ONE TO GET. HELP ME OUT. HOW DO YOU LIKE THIS CAR SO FAR?
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Trust me when i tell you .... you want to be buying the 12R5
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Old 08-15-2008, 08:08 PM   #454
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what is a good starting point for carpet racing with this car, also where is a place to get ride height adjustments shims from?

IRS makes a nice set. IRS quality is second to none.

All the way to the bottom of the page.

http://www.teamirsrc.com/podplates.html
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:49 PM   #455
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Ran the car for the first time yesterday at bending corners in orange ca on the asphalt track. and all i have to say is wow, it worked nice!
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Old 08-17-2008, 09:57 PM   #456
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This car is race ready...... Everything you need is in the kit..

fine tuning items such as different center springs and side springs are required along with the ride height adjusters for the rear only.. The kit comes with aluminum spacers to raise and lower the front end
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:31 PM   #457
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hey guys i was just looking for an answer on how to adjust the droop on the car people talk about it but i have no idea how to adjust it on any car. thank you for your help!
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Old 08-19-2008, 12:55 PM   #458
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rear pod droop is adjusted by turning the ball ends on the center shock.
to adjust it on the front you would add or remove shims from the kingpin.
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On a 1/12 chassis, you adjust droop by lengthening or shortening the center shock. Make small adjustments, a little can have a big effect...
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so if a person says they are running .5mm of droop that means the ball end of the schock is a half milimeter longer then the stock setting?
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Old 08-19-2008, 03:31 PM   #461
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Where would i get the center and side springs and would i need them for this car?
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Old 08-19-2008, 04:27 PM   #462
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so if a person says they are running .5mm of droop that means the ball end of the schock is a half milimeter longer then the stock setting?
I can't speak for others but I lay a straight edge along the bottom of the chassis and rear pod and measure the gap from the ruler to the chassis.
You need to make sure the shock is fully extended when you measure.
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This is from over at the DB12R thread but the way to measure droop will be the same on the 12R5 as any other car. Hope it helps:

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Measuring pod droop in degrees is a pain in the azz What we do is measure the ride height on a flat surface. Then we lift the car slowly from the ballstud on the pod top plate until the shock fully extends and starts to lift the car. You want to lift it until the rear wheels are just about to leave the ground and then measure your ride height at the same area. The difference between the 2 ride heights in mm will give you the droop amount.
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This is from over at the DB12R thread but the way to measure droop will be the same on the 12R5 as any other car. Hope it helps:
Essentially the same method but I set the main chassis on 10mm blocks and let the pod hang down and measure the height. Droop is then 10 minus the height of the rear of the pod.
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so it is technicaly in a way of internal limiting?
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