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Old 01-12-2020, 05:44 AM
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I like setting my droop with blocks. But was told to do it with the shocks off,so I seen in some videos they do it with the shocks on. I think they measure where the arm rest. So if one side is different from the other side. Wouldn't that be a shock problem (you would rebuild your shock length to match ) cuzz if you adjust the spring tension that would change tweak?
when setting droop over ride height, would you use setup wheels or use the wheels you race with?
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I measure droop with the shocks removed and ensure that I have the same value left to right. When I build my shocks, I also measure to ensure they extend equally.
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I like setting my droop with blocks. But was told to do it with the shocks off,so I seen in some videos they do it with the shocks on. I think they measure where the arm rest. So if one side is different from the other side. Wouldn't that be a shock problem (you would rebuild your shock length to match ) cuzz if you adjust the spring tension that would change tweak?
when setting droop over ride height, would you use setup wheels or use the wheels you race with?
i o it with the shocks off , but before i do that i make sure that the chassis is flat. i loosen the top deck screws and place it on a set up board( or a glass table) make sure is flat. tighten the top deck then do the droop. also make sure the shocks are all equal lengths


here is some good info
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_Sc...w#action=share
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TC droop is same as off road. Set car on blocks, measure at the axle.

I balance the car with the shocks off. Everything else, shocks on.

Don't underestimate how much the arms and whatnot can warp.
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I measure downstop with shocks on.
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I also measure droop with shocks on. It's how the car actually runs and you can uncover an issue if the shocks are not extending far enough.
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If you do it with the shocks off when you mount the shocks back on it will be obvious if you have a shorter shock
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If you do it with shocks on, it will be obvious because you will not be able to get a small downstop value before your shocks limit it. It is also good because it's like a double check that your shocks are all the same length if you do ever reach the limit.
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