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Old 05-17-2009, 04:11 PM   #1
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So i have never fully understood how droop works and what it does....if your running full droop on the mbx6 or any buggy what does this do or vice versa....and how the heck do you keep the screws from destroying your chassis. Thanks!
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Old 05-17-2009, 04:56 PM   #3
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i think droop controls how much the shocks travel , fool droop is a lot i would back them set screws back intil about i say 2 or 3 threads are showing, if u run a lot of droop that will defiely screw up your chassis . i think there is a tread on here a company that sells set screws that wount mess up your chassis.
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:23 PM   #4
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droop=downstops

Downstops limit how far the suspension arms travel downward, which determines how
far upward the chassis rises. This affects the car’s handling (due to effects on camber
and roll-center) and the ability of the tires to “follow” the track. The effects may change
with the type of track and/or amount of grip available. Downstops are a very sensitive
adjustment, since they alter weight transfer, and all aspects of chassis performance are
affected: braking, acceleration, jumping, traction and rough track handling.
More suspension travel (lower downstop value) makes the car more responsive but less
stable; it is also typically better on a bumpy track or on a track with slow corners. This
allows the chassis to “pitch” rearward or forward more under acceleration or braking
(respectively), which results in more weight transfer.
Less suspension travel (higher downstop value) makes the car more stable and is
typically better on a smooth track. This prevents the chassis from “pitching” rearward
or forward too much under acceleration or braking (respectively), which results in less
weight transfer.
It is very important to have the same downstop settings on the left and right sides
of the car.

http://www.hudy.net/xhudy/showfile.p...2bef0706315e0c pdf for hudy setup station
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Old 05-17-2009, 05:25 PM   #5
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check out the thread for BNT droop screws
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i have a question about droop too can u just screw the set screw into the arms and count the treads to see how much droop u have or do u get a droop supporter and measure it with a caliber i really dont spend 30 on a droop and supporter thougher
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i have a question about droop too can u just screw the set screw into the arms and count the treads to see how much droop u have or do u get a droop supporter and measure it with a caliber i really dont spend 30 on a droop and supporter thougher
I use 2 buggy wheels and a set of calipers.
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Most setup sheets specify shock length which is easy to measure with a set of calipers. It's normally measured from the center of the shock screws.
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how do u measure it with the wheels on ,cause i always see with them not on and use the caliber and measure the axle and i think the top of the shock to the bottom
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so u measure the shock league to the top of the o ring cap to the shock end
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so u measure the shock league to the top of the o ring cap to the shock end
Middle of top screw and middle of bottom screw as an example my fronts are 110mm and rears 126mm
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i see what u mean measure the top bolt of the shock and than the bottom of the screw,so when u add more droop the number increases the longness of the shock.
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:35 AM   #14
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you take the wheels off

set the buggy on two wheels, like a car stand, wheels on side

then measure...
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