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Old 12-06-2006, 05:54 PM   #1
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i cant get the front down far enough using the spring preloads, i got the car used and i dont think i received the eccentric suspension holders.......could this be affecting the height????
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Old 12-06-2006, 06:54 PM   #2
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The suspension holders are for roll center and anitdive etcetera. You should be able to get the proper ride height with either set. What height are you trying to get. And what springs are you using.
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I'm having a similar issue. I setup the car with the basic foam tire setup. I have light blue springs up front. I got the ride height down to 4.75 mm but that was with the collar all the way up. I was shooting for 4.5 mm. The shock is setup in the inside hole per the setup sheet and the 3 hole on the shock tower.
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What is your tire diameter? I always cut my tire to 58mm to start. I have never had a problem with ride height all the way to 4mm.
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Make sure that the ball ends are screwed all the way onto the shock shaft. I think the book tells you to leave 1mm of threads. Also check to make sure you are using the correct ends. The kit came with two types and one of them two is longer than the other. If you have the long ones on, it will prevent you from running lower ride height.
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If you use associated spring cups you will be able to achieve whatever ride height you want to
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Old 12-06-2006, 08:32 PM   #7
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you could also order the team tamale spring retainers also to get the ride height you are looking for
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Also make sure your spring cups are seated all the way on you ball ends.
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I'm having a similar issue. I setup the car with the basic foam tire setup. I have light blue springs up front. I got the ride height down to 4.75 mm but that was with the collar all the way up. I was shooting for 4.5 mm. The shock is setup in the inside hole per the setup sheet and the 3 hole on the shock tower.
I had the same problem. If you look inside the shock retainers you will see a ridge. This ridge keeps the retainer from going but so far down on the ball ends. If you drill out the hole it will allow the retainer to seat lower on the ball end allowing lower ride height adjustments.
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perhaps droop screws are set so as not to allow the chassis to sit down enough?
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You have the wrong lower shock mounts. The T2 uses short ends that are included separately in the kit... the ones on the shock parts tree are too long (05 style) and you cant get the car low enough. Some one just used the wrong ends
Just ran into this a few weeks ago with a guy at the track... easy fix.
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Xray springs are shorter than others. If you aren't using them, that's your problem.
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pretty sure it was a droop problem, thanks for all the tips guys they helped a bunch!!!
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Droop screws will not prevent you from lowering your ride height. They will prevent you from raising it.
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oops! Youre right. I misread his problem.
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