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Old 11-01-2003, 03:32 PM   #7606
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Gold Surface Graphite? Like what Masami was running at the Reedy Race? Is that what you mean by gold and red?
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Old 11-01-2003, 07:21 PM   #7607
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one question i've always been wondering. What is rollout, and how do you find your number. what is a averagely good number, or is there.
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Old 11-02-2003, 01:22 AM   #7608
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Mercury Racer,
commonly the droop is the amount of wheel downtravel between the ride height and the moment the wheel itself leaves the ground when the car lifts. For me this is the effective (or real)
droop.
When we use the droop gauge and we read, example, 2 in the front, this is only a number as reference. The effective droop is affected by ride height and tire diameter.
Anyway, for a given tyre, it' s a very useful way of measuring!

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Does the new G+ have different A arms? Also, can someone explain or point to a place that explains off set? Also, what is the 4 degree spindle set?

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The arms that come with the kit will allow you to run off-set rear hubs and standard non off-set rear hubs.

The 4 degree spindle set is used to change the amount of caster in the front suspension.
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anybody on rollout, "above"
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Old 11-02-2003, 08:10 PM   #7612
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Rollout =

Tire Diameter x 3.14
-------------------- <- this means divide
Final Drive Ratio

FDR= Spur / pinion x Internal Drive Ratio

The xxx-s IDR is 1.83. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-02-2003, 08:56 PM   #7613
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thanx, does 32 sound good for a tight track.
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Old 11-02-2003, 09:01 PM   #7614
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Quote:
Originally posted by EddiRossi
Mercury Racer,
commonly the droop is the amount of wheel downtravel between the ride height and the moment the wheel itself leaves the ground when the car lifts. For me this is the effective (or real)
droop.
When we use the droop gauge and we read, example, 2 in the front, this is only a number as reference. The effective droop is affected by ride height and tire diameter.
Anyway, for a given tyre, it' s a very useful way of measuring!

EddiRossi.

i'm confuse on this...so how exactly do you set your droop, ride height etc. properly or effectively...from what i've read (which i'm still confuse about) is that there's a certain droop for a certain ride height and vice versa...is this correct or did i just mis-understood it?
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Most all racers set their ride height to 5mm... Beyond that it's up to the racer and the setup they're running for droop. For example everyone that I know of at my track running the Losi run a 5mm ride height, but some run 5mm droop in the rear and 3 in the front, while others run 4 in the rear and 2 in the front. Also, when they run different droop, that's the not the only thing that's different. Usually they have a different shock setup etc... and that droop setting works best for that car setup and their driving style.

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thanx, does 32 sound good for a tight track.

Yep, for a stock motor. and short, tight track
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Quote:
Originally posted by EddiRossi

commonly the droop is the amount of wheel downtravel between the ride height and the moment the wheel itself leaves the ground when the car lifts. For me this is the effective (or real)
droop.
When we use the droop gauge and we read, example, 2 in the front, this is only a number as reference. The effective droop is affected by ride height and tire diameter.
Anyway, for a given tyre, it' s a very useful way of measuring!

EddiRossi.

So how do you measure effective droop? what do you use to measure this?
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highwayman,
suppose that ride height of the car is 5mm.
First I lift front end until wheels begin to leave the ground and with the ride height gauge I read 8mm.: this means real droop at front is 8 - 5 = 3mm. Then I do the same for rear end.
I hope this will clarify my previous post!

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Originally posted by EddiRossi
highwayman,
suppose that ride height of the car is 5mm.
First I lift front end until wheels begin to leave the ground and with the ride height gauge I read 8mm.: this means real droop at front is 8 - 5 = 3mm. Then I do the same for rear end.
I hope this will clarify my previous post!

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Very much so... thanks.

i guess by reducing the effective droop to zero, it had a similar effect as with a sway bar.
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Originally posted by EddiRossi
highwayman,
suppose that ride height of the car is 5mm.
First I lift front end until wheels begin to leave the ground and with the ride height gauge I read 8mm.: this means real droop at front is 8 - 5 = 3mm. Then I do the same for rear end.
I hope this will clarify my previous post!

EddiRossi.
tha makes sense...thnx too
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