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Old 09-12-2008, 10:51 AM   #1
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Default B44 rear ride height

I'm in the process of building a B44. It's setup with a TrakPower saddle pack, LRP Sphere TC, LRP Vector X11, and Spektrum Pro receiver.

When building the rear shocks I noticed the rear green springs were longer than the shock itself, so I put the collars at the top of the shock body. Is this the normal?

After installing everything on the chassis, I checked the rear ride height, and it won't go any lower than slightly above arms level. I think its because of the lighter weight of the lipo battery compared to a NiMh. Did any of you run into this issue? If so, how did you solve it?

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Shouldnt have been a problem. Do you have the correct spring retainers on the rear? The raised ones for the front or the RPM ones will move the spring up too far.
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Ya, I've got the long spring retainers on the front and the normal ones on the rear.
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Hmmmm, I just took a look at mine and the green springs arent really longer than the shock, about the same length. ??? Got me a little puzzled.
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I use 7 x 7gram lead weights under the rear drive shaft.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:12 PM   #6
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I wonder if the rear springs that came in my kit just happen to be a bit longer than normal? I need to take them off and compare the free length to another pair of green rear springs.
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Old 09-12-2008, 12:39 PM   #8
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Yeah its because of your lipo battery is so lite. Do you have a NIMH saddle pack? If so put it in and see the difference. I had to put wait in my B44 with the lipo battery it didn't handle well at all without it. All the team drives run like 20-23 isn't it.
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I'm running the trakpowers and have no problem with ride height. Maybe the springs just need to be "broke in", maybe try letting the shocks sit over night compressed.

I didn't have a problem but I did run a Nimh pack for the first couple weeks. When I switched to the trakpower I added 1oz of weight between them but that's it, i think it handles better with the lipos myself.
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Any springs - shocks, diff, slipper, etc., need to be "broken-in" before use by fully compressing them. It's a good practice since the springs will sometimes settle at a length when you compress it for the first time. This is especially true for the springs used in the diffs and the slipper assembly...
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