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Can someone explain Droop and adjusting it?

Old 06-27-2013, 07:54 AM
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Default Can someone explain Droop and adjusting it?

I don't understand droop or how to adjust it.. Youtube has no real videos to explain it.. I know it's probably a dumb question but I've gotta ask it.
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It is the amount of down travel the suspension has from ride height. In 1/10th scale it is usually adjusted by shims on the shock shaft that are inside the shock body, and underneath the piston. Some 1/10th scale cars, and almost all 1/8th scale cars use droop screws. They are screws positioned so that as you tighten them, the a-arm has less down travel.

Droop is a very effective adjustment for how much weight a car transfers.
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Also for 10th scale you can change the shock end. Kyosho has short, medium and long.
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So 10th scale cars' downtravel limiter is generally the length of the shock?
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Originally Posted by porterdog View Post
So 10th scale cars' downtravel limiter is generally the length of the shock?
That is a fairly accurate statement. I think the Durango stuff has droop screws.
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I have durangos so where would droop screws be?
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Originally Posted by cripplethreat View Post
I have durangos so where would droop screws be?
Lower suspension arms toward the inside.
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Ditto CT.
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