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Old 07-26-2010, 04:50 PM   #1
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I am really new to racing and am really competitve! Never set up ride height before and I think I just compress the springs to get the height that I want, or am I wrong?
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I am really new to racing and am really competitve! Never set up ride height before and I think I just compress the springs to get the height that I want, or am I wrong?
your correct.
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Thanks Maxey But like on my bike wont it give it too much rebound?
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Thanks Maxey But like on my bike wont it give it too much rebound?
if you have your ride you have that think all the way down it will but it will stiffen it up some, its hard to tell you on a forum, just try different ride heights and see what fits you best.
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Drop your car from about a foot on a flat surface and use a gauge so you can get repeatable results and settings, pushing down and measuring how far it comes back up is not accurate as your dealing with tire scrub and that will make it measure low

I've used the AE one for years

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Depending on what vehicle you have, you should be able to find setup sheets online to get your setup in the ballpark.

Here's how to set ride height.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWvdzIjiBvc
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Drop your car from about a foot on a flat surface and use a gauge so you can get repeatable results and settings, pushing down and measuring how far it comes back up is not accurate as your dealing with tire scrub and that will make it measure low

I've used the AE one for years

http://www.discountrcstore.com/Assoc..._p/asc1449.htm

A Big X2....and Be Consistent on how you drop it....if you slam it once and barely drop it the next, you will get inconsistent measurements.
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Don't droop screws factor into ride height also?
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Droop is Droop.....Ride Height is Ride Height....So no they dont play on eachother....camber and ride height do however.
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what do u have truggy or buggy? usually truggy is between 37-40mm front n 42-44 rear n buggy is 27-29 front n 30-32 rear but iv seen my old tamiya at 24f 26r it was so low hahah but worked. just try it around those numbern change m around n see what u like but u need a ride hieght gauge n measure from the chassis to the floor after dropping it n make sure u do it a few tims to get a good idea where its at.
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what do u have truggy or buggy? usually truggy is between 37-40mm front n 42-44 rear n buggy is 27-29 front n 30-32 rear but iv seen my old tamiya at 24f 26r it was so low hahah but worked. just try it around those numbern change m around n see what u like but u need a ride hieght gauge n measure from the chassis to the floor after dropping it n make sure u do it a few tims to get a good idea where its at.
im pretty sure he has a D8
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if its a D8 wet it to Jesse's ride height and check it once in a while..... that car like to run 1-2mm higher in the rear
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What is the best ride height gauge: Losi or Associated?
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Both work just fine
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Droop is Droop.....Ride Height is Ride Height....So no they dont play on eachother....camber and ride height do however.
droop plays a part in it... if you think it doesnt... your retarded.
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