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Old 03-05-2013, 07:50 PM   #4261
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Old 03-06-2013, 05:57 AM   #4262
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:46 PM   #4263
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:43 PM   #4265
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Hey guys, regarding this rule:

Ride Height Specification:
Minimum ride height is 5mm.


I just saw in the VTA picture thread that this applies to the chassis ride height AND the body ride height. Is this true? If so, why would the body ride height be restricted?
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:00 PM   #4266
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Not to worry -
Mila Kunis does meet the minimum ride height specs!
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:06 PM   #4267
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A minimum ride height rule is just that. Every part of the car must have a minimum of 5mm clearance, body and all. The "wand" method is a very good way to check.
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Ive seen it done 2 ways in tech...

1. body on after weight, with the rod to check for complete ride height

2. no body and just chassis with a RHG, for front side and rear ride height
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:14 PM   #4269
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Most of the time if the body is any lower than the chassis it will drag in the turns. I sit my car on my pitboard with the body pins on and the wheels off, chassis flat on the board. Then I lay a sharpie on its side and drag it around the body. That makes a good cutline that won't be too high, but won't drag either.
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Why isn't VTA 2wd?
I just ask because I've never seen 4wd Mustangs or trans am's, etc.
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I think its because it was originally thought up to be able to use the older TC chassis that was a few years old and out of date to this year's chassis designs.
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Most of the time if the body is any lower than the chassis it will drag in the turns. I sit my car on my pitboard with the body pins on and the wheels off, chassis flat on the board. Then I lay a sharpie on its side and drag it around the body. That makes a good cutline that won't be too high, but won't drag either.
One way I do it is with body and car in race trim, standard sharpie all the way around, trim just over the line and it gets you just over 5mm.

Same premis,just different.
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Most of the time if the body is any lower than the chassis it will drag in the turns. I sit my car on my pitboard with the body pins on and the wheels off, chassis flat on the board. Then I lay a sharpie on its side and drag it around the body. That makes a good cutline that won't be too high, but won't drag either.
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One way I do it is with body and car in race trim, standard sharpie all the way around, trim just over the line and it gets you just over 5mm.

Same premis,just different.


Doesn't that kind of negate the USVTA "Body must be trimmed at body trim lines" rule?

(that is currently still in place at this posting)

Just askin'
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Doesn't that kind of negate the USVTA "Body must be trimmed at body trim lines" rule?

(that is currently still in place at this posting)

Just askin'
That rule means that the body must be trimmed at the trimline. it is in place so no one tries to trim it "long" to keep air from getting under the body. It is legal to initially cut it at the trimlines, pin it on the car and trace around it to take care of any possible scrubbing issues, basically just making sure its square with the edge of the chassis. That trick is primarally used when fitting TC bodies, due to the way they are molded long at the bottom for fitment.

I have run XRay T2, T3, and T4 platforms in VTA so far. With every one of them the suspension " uptravel " will prevent any lowering of the body because the front tires will hit the fenderwells.
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Why isn't VTA 2wd?
I just ask because I've never seen 4wd Mustangs or trans am's, etc.
And, you've probably never seen ELECTRIC Mustangs or Trans Am's either.

(...although, the current Administration may try to change that. )
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