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Old 01-14-2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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My 8T front end does not come up to the ride height. I reassemble all the front end. I put new springs, changed fluid, and bladders. Seems to be free in movement. And I have tried both stock and adjustable hinge pin braces using the 0 inserts on inner and outer brace. I am only getting about 27mm at extreme front. Running stock drake setup. Thanks
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My 8T front end does not come up to the ride height. I reassemble all the front end. I put new springs, changed fluid, and bladders. Seems to be free in movement. And I have tried both stock and adjustable hinge pin braces using the 0 inserts on inner and outer brace. I am only getting about 27mm at extreme front. Running stock drake setup. Thanks
Ride height is dictated by the preload on the springs. Turning the preload adjusters down will put more preload on the springs which in turns raises the ride height.
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With the collars screwed all the way down still only get 33 at very front. ???
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are you positive that you have the correct springs on the front?
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2.3 x 5.0 rate blacks yes. I also have the alum blocks and carriers but they are not new. Ran for one season
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Losi recommends having your ride height set at 37mm front and 39mm rear.

You should have no problem attaining those ride heights if nothing is binding.

Take your front shocks loose from the arms and make 100% sure that the arms have a full bind free range of motion. And also check and make sure you don't have any bent front shock shafts as that will also throw off your ride height settings.


Take a pic if you can so we can see what your setup looks like.

Also at what point on the front end are you measuring from?

Should be behind the front kickup.
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try backing out the droop screws all the way.
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try backing out the droop screws all the way.
I agree...if you have done everything like you say then the droop screws would be the only other thing to check.
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have you replaced the shock shafts or anything recently.. i am sure that yoiu are binding somewhere
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try backing out the droop screws all the way.
Yes i think you have to much droop dialed out
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The droop screws are not even touching. I pulled the schocks and the arms are free. I did find that the shocks were hanging in the arms a bit so sanded the opening some. Also both shocks seem to have a little offset to them, fliped them around. I am getting the correct height now but seems like I havent seen anyone else with the shock preload screwed all the way down could the rod ends cause that much and I have not changed shock shafts or seals but they do not leak.
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Internal limiters in the shocks? Limiting their full extension? I have no idea why you would have them...?

Are you running "Normal" Truggy Tires and not some smaller diameter tire? (making truck set lower to the ground...)

Is this a truck that you have been running and had previously set the correct ride height in the past, or is this a used truck that you are just now going through and checking over? Don't know, man. Pics would help.
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