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Old 03-04-2010, 12:45 AM   #1
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can anyone point me to a shop that stocks a ride height gauge that is alloy and "stepped" from 0-30mm
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Mugen makes a good aluminum stepped one.
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Mugen makes a good aluminum stepped one.
I have only seen a mugen one go up to 16mm. any idea where you can get a large one?
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Mine goes up to 30mm, but I don't know where to get one.
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anyone else got a large stepped ride height gauge?
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Old 03-04-2010, 01:57 PM   #6
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HARD some ride block, they work GREAT!!!

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15mm to 45mm

http://67.199.85.166/main/productdetails.php?text=1449
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Old 03-04-2010, 02:30 PM   #8
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Hudy has a ride height gauge 0-30mm. I think you can order it on Amainhobbies.com.
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I like the one from Team Losi or the AE one.
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I'll admit...I've never really understood why offroad guys use a ride height gauge....Even the "Drake" video doesn't explain this.

For example his video is only good for his car on the Losi XBT tires that he tends to run.

The ride height is only 'relative' if you use the SAME set of "setup" tires or preferably just naked wheels.

Why? Because various tire O.D.'s vary from tire to tire and tread to tread; even within a brand. Foam insert durometers also vary, thus creating different ride heights.

So don't go setting your car to "XX"mm every time without establishing a baseline that is relative to the same baseline parameters (naked wheels on a hard surface).

To me, the best thing to know on the fly at the track is to know what your front to rear difference in ride height should be. Say you run the front 2mm lower than the rear (just an example) then you could check that without going back to the setup bench; just check the front and then make sure the rear is 2mm higher (again, fictional example).
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The rife height is a relative starting point and then I fine tune from there according to what my set up guy tells me (Racer 103) when he says raise it up thats exactly what I do. I usually tell him what the car is doing or he sees it on the track and then makes changes. But if you dont have a starting point then you dont know which way to go.
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mblgjr,

Ride height is one of the most critical things on the car. The point of havng guidelines (ie. 27/29 for losi bug) is when you change tires you come back to those settings. Everytime you change tires, you need to check your ride height. If you dont' adjust and you put shorter tires on, now the car is bottoming out off of big jumps, put taller tires on and the car is rolling over too much and/or traction rolling, For example

Order of importance in my book:

1) Tires
2) Tires
3) Having proper built shocks
4) ride height and camber(tie)

As far as the original question, losi gauge!
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The rife height is a relative starting point and then I fine tune from there according to what my set up guy tells me (Racer 103) when he says raise it up thats exactly what I do. I usually tell him what the car is doing or he sees it on the track and then makes changes. But if you dont have a starting point then you dont know which way to go.
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Ride height is one of the most critical things on the car. The point of havng guidelines (ie. 27/29 for losi bug) is when you change tires you come back to those settings. Everytime you change tires, you need to check your ride height. If you dont' adjust and you put shorter tires on, now the car is bottoming out off of big jumps, put taller tires on and the car is rolling over too much and/or traction rolling, For example

Order of importance in my book:

1) Tires
2) Tires
3) Having proper built shocks
4) ride height and camber(tie)

As far as the original question, losi gauge!
A BIG X2 Losi's are Very Sensitive to ride height adjustment and the #'s are critical.

AE gauge over here....i find the losi to be a little too vague.
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thanks but I am looking for a solid stepped one. I have the "floating" AE gauge but am after a machined gauge with preset steps cut out
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mblgjr,

Ride height is one of the most critical things on the car. The point of havng guidelines (ie. 27/29 for losi bug) is when you change tires you come back to those settings. Everytime you change tires, you need to check your ride height. If you dont' adjust and you put shorter tires on, now the car is bottoming out off of big jumps, put taller tires on and the car is rolling over too much and/or traction rolling, For example

Order of importance in my book:

1) Tires
2) Tires
3) Having proper built shocks
4) ride height and camber(tie)

As far as the original question, losi gauge!
If you're bottoming off of jumps, ride height isnt what you want to be adjusting. Ride height wouldnt be where I was looking if the car was rolling either.
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