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Old 04-27-2007, 12:07 AM   #2386
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Old 04-27-2007, 01:19 AM   #2387
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back the droop screws out to get tons of droop (don't want droop screws messing with the ride height setting).

set ride height. push car down to surface, let go, measure under back end of chassis and under side of chassis just behind front arms. Use shock collars to set ride height. left and right shock collars should be very close. If one side of chassis is lower than other, you can make small side-to-side collar adjustment to level it.

set rear droop. lift rear of car by shock tower until one wheel just lifts from the surface. Measure the chassis' height at rear end. Difference between this height and ride height is droop. Turn in droop screws to lessen droop. Keep adjusting screws until both tires pick up exactly at the right chassis height (in this case, 5.5mm).

set front droop. same procedure. lift on front shock tower, watch or feel for one tire lifting off surface, then measure chassis height (just behind front arms). Again, adjust screws so both tires lift at 5.5mm.
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Old 04-27-2007, 02:33 AM   #2388
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thanks alot man! Thank you so much!

Now my current issue is that I have my rear shocks threaded all the way to the top (you would think rear ride height would be like 2mm) but its reading 5.5mm

I need to lower this thing in the back, what can i do to get these rear shocks to lower the rear ride height?!
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:26 AM   #2389
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thanks alot man! Thank you so much!

Now my current issue is that I have my rear shocks threaded all the way to the top (you would think rear ride height would be like 2mm) but its reading 5.5mm

I need to lower this thing in the back, what can i do to get these rear shocks to lower the rear ride height?!
don't take this the wrong way but have you got your cells mounted on the chassis? i did the same thing once and couldn't get the desired ride height then realised i hadn't put the cells in DOOOH! make the chassis race ready ie cells, motor etc and you should be able to hit the numbers you want. If you have done this then maybe your foams are to big??
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:33 AM   #2390
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I know the car is supposed to be race ready but Im still waiting on electrics so right now its just a bare roller. Im hoping all that weight will bring it down but Im just trying to get a feel for how to set it up for when the stuff does come.
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Old 04-27-2007, 03:52 AM   #2391
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I know the car is supposed to be race ready but Im still waiting on electrics so right now its just a bare roller. Im hoping all that weight will bring it down but Im just trying to get a feel for how to set it up for when the stuff does come.
cool you should easily be able to hit the ride height you want once you've got all your bits on there. I can get mine to hit the deck with all the electrics on board with the shock collars all the way up.
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Old 04-27-2007, 09:56 AM   #2392
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Well, I mean its hard to believe that all the electrics will make the car slam 1.5mm, let alone slam it to bottom out as you claim. Are you positive this will happen? I have loaded the chassis with some weight to give the effect but no luck!

Update: i added a servo, motor and Rx to the chassis still need a Li-po pack and ESC. Without the battery&ESC I measure 5mm ride height in the rear and that is as LOW as it gets. Im stuck.

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What size are your foams?
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:30 PM   #2394
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55mm up front and 56mm in the rear
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:34 PM   #2395
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i just got an fk05, i run 56mm foams all around, ill get to try my first belt car out on sunday!
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B18, it's possible that this is exclusive to me, but, I find the fronts wear faster than the rears. So, in the future, I recommend starting your fronts larger than rears (or just running double pink all around ;>).
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If you're running Lipo you'll need to add some led weight to the battery side to bring it up to weight and balance out the chassis anyway. Once everything is in there you'll be down to proper ride height.

AFAIK most people just start with the same size tires front and rear.
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i need help, how do i lower my rear ride height if my collars are topped out
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You can make the shock shorter by screwing in the bottom plastic ball cap of the shock a few turn more (I don't know the right name of the part xray calls it shock ball joint: http://www.teamxray.com/teamxray/pro...0%20Open%20(4) )
That would decrease the ride height a little more.

That being said the car without electronics is about 700g, with all the electronics it is 1400+ which is about the double. You stated that you don't have the electronics built in yet so you are trying to adjust the ride height of a VEEERY light car.
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i need help, how do i lower my rear ride height if my collars are topped out
give the car more droop in the rear.(make the number smaller) has the car been on the set-up board yet?
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