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Old 02-15-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Cool Shop fun = custom height gauge

Being new to racing I was thinking most tools I have seen to measure ride height were big and cumbersome (& expensive) for what they do. I whipped this thing up in 30 minutes today. It only runs from 30mm-45mm which is more than enough for a D8T. Much smaller than most step style gauges.

Just turn it up or down to get the height you want. Also capable of 1/2mm increments to really geek out. Did I create a winner? Anything else like this out there?



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Send me one and I'll tell ya if it works lol looks great
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Looks great, GHEA makes something similar, but I have never used it.
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Have to say...damn good job...wheres mine?
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Have to say...damn good job...wheres mine?
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I will buy one if you make one with lower numbers for 10TH Scale, this will be awesome for short course trucks with big bumpers...put me on the list...my ride height numbers could go down to 25mm
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Old 02-15-2012, 07:24 PM   #7
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Damn dude to late!....VP PRO is making a cheaper copy of your's! You better hurry!
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Damn dude to late!....VP PRO is making a cheaper copy of your's! You better hurry!


So true......
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Really cool idea, but looks heavy and cumbersome to work with. The $9 plastic Losi seems much more practical to use.
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Thanks for the compliments and info folks. I cut up a $2 scale for measuring, used about $5 worth of aluminum scrap, and about 1/2 hour on the lathe. I am sure they could pop them out of Asia for less than $3 a piece. Not an idea that would result in early retirement, but fun anyway!

Never heard of GHEA before, but looking at their site is a machinists dream. Although al 7075 for a height gauge is a bit overkill!

All that other plastics stuff is, well plastic. I prefer something that will do some damage if you ever have to wing it at somebody.

Maybe I'll make a run of qty. 10 or so and get them anodized. If so I'll let it be known here!
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i made a twisting ride height gauge over 2 yrs ago and they went down a treat locally and a few internationally,now a company copied my idea im not interested in doing them anymore so good luck with yours and hope you make a few

basically mine turned like yours,when it was twisted right down it bottomed out at 24mm and the 2 dots lined up automatically,every 1 turn thereafter and the dots line up its 1mm higher...the spring was to keep tension on the thread to stop unwanted movement,i also made them out of brass and used touring car springs for some bling colour lol.

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