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Old 01-26-2013, 04:14 AM   #8656
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Still using the stock Turnbuckle Eyelets (ASC31305) paired with Associated Ti-Nitride Ball Studs on suspension, producing a very free suspension.
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Old 01-26-2013, 04:53 AM   #8657
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When a setup sheet has 2mm for a droop setting, what does that mean?

Must be a differant way of measuring droop, just not sure where that is measurement is taken.
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When a setup sheet has 2mm for a droop setting, what does that mean?

Must be a differant way of measuring droop, just not sure where that is measurement is taken.
It means that when the car is on it's wheels at ride height, race ready, there is 2mm of up travel. As in, you can lift the car up 2mm before the tires leave the ground. This is a much better way of measuring droop than using the gauge that came with the kit.
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Not quite that, but close. It is actually 2mm of uptravel before the shocks stop extending. Due to the nature of rubber tires, if you adjust them to only pick up after 2mm of up travel , you end up with actual less droop than 2mm of uptravel. Tires typically have about 1-2mm of "sag" that add to the effect of having more droop.

I learned this the hard way... After trying many set-ups of 3mm uptravel up front and 2mm rear, I gave up and started using droop gauges. After I found out how it was actually set, then I realized that I was putting like 1-2mm less uptravel than what the set-ups call for.
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Not quite that, but close. It is actually 2mm of uptravel before the shocks stop extending. Due to the nature of rubber tires, if you adjust them to only pick up after 2mm of up travel , you end up with actual less droop than 2mm of uptravel. Tires typically have about 1-2mm of "sag" that add to the effect of having more droop.

I learned this the hard way... After trying many set-ups of 3mm uptravel up front and 2mm rear, I gave up and started using droop gauges. After I found out how it was actually set, then I realized that I was putting like 1-2mm less uptravel than what the set-ups call for.
So, what is the best way to do this? Use a set of wheels without tires mounted on them?
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So, what is the best way to do this? Use a set of wheels without tires mounted on them?
yeah whats the answer????
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Old 01-26-2013, 03:58 PM   #8662
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Everyone has a different method. I find it easiest by using aluminum set up wheels. This allows you to do it with a ride height gauge and measuring the 2mm higher than your ride height when the set up wheel picks up it's set at 2mm over.

Another way is the eye ball way. Measure your ride height and set it where you want it. Then pick up the car and observe the shock shaft. When it stops moving, look at the ride height gauge. The tires will still be touching the ground, but the shock will no longer extend. Set the droop to the desired point where it gives you the ride height you want with the shock fully extended. To find this out measure the ride height when the car is picked up and shock fully extended, for example 8mm and then your resting ride height, ex:5mm subtract one number from the other and you get your droop over ride height. In this case, it would be 3mm. The best way to do this is to set each corner of the car individually by placing the ride height gauge under each of the side you are doing at a time.

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Cristian,

Are you guys going to stock the TC6 hard bumper again at all??

I'm chasing one that's wider and a little harder than the stock item.
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Not sure when. I am looking for some different options right now. I want to, but have to work out a couple of things. We'll have something more definitive in a few weeks after spring festival in China.
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No worries, look forward to seeing what you come back with.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:13 PM   #8666
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I see the TC6 has been discontinued is the 7 almost out?
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I see the TC6 has been discontinued is the 7 almost out?
TC6.1WC just came out slow 'er down man. Probably won't see the 7 kit for a bit.
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Deleted....it was a dumb question anyways that I eventually found the answer for.

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hi guys,

is anyone running the TC6.1 front spool in the TC6.0 chassis?

it seems to be 3-4mm widder than the TC6 front spool, so it doesn't fit , even though it is listed on the TC6 page as a spare part:

http://www.teamassociated.com/parts/details/31339/
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Hi guys,

Just putting a setup on my car from Olly Jefferies and got a question on the rear toe.

On the setup sheet the forward mount has 0mm spacing and the rear 2.5mm and a total rear toe of 3.1 deg - can anyone confirm this is with the 0 degree inserts in the hub?

I'm assuming 2.5mm is slightly thicker than a 2 deg and 1deg shim together but haven't got an callipers (working!) to check!

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