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Old 02-06-2014, 11:03 AM
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Has anyone used M-05 suspesions bits on M-03 ? does they fit ?
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Everything but the upper control arms will fit. If you have adjustable upper control arms however, they'll fit.
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wow thanks for the reply. i did some searching and i read i should use M03 steel dogbones part #53597? are those the same?
53597 is it
Like I said just remember to install the little foam thingy things
otherwise they won't sit right and you'll be back where you started
That reminds me I have to get a set for my car!
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just sharing with you guys my reinforced swift body. its indestructible hehehe. just used shoegoo and some fiber tape i picked up at the hardware store



few snaps of the GoPro themed swift with racing stripes



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So I am a little confused by a statement I saw posted earlier about how to measure ride height. I saw posted to measure under the center line of the wheel. This is a little confusing to me. Maybe I am a bit dense but I usually measure it at the inner back edge of the front swing arms where the pivot pin is. Am I doing it wrong?

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Old 02-07-2014, 12:24 AM
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So I am a little confused by a statement I saw posted earlier about how to measure ride height. I saw posted to measure under the center line of the wheel. This is a little confusing to me. Maybe I am a bit dense but I usually measure it at the inner back edge of the front swing arms where the pivot pin is. Am I doing it wrong?

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No, you aren't doing it wrong. There's no wrong way to do it, but you can get different readings. This is why I try no to spell out ride heights unless I say where I'm measuring. This is just for me, but I measure the front at the low point of the chassis, the rear at the back. Most of the commercial ride gauges won't give you an accurate front ride height measurement anyway. I use drill rods that are 3, 3.5, 4, and 5mm to measure the front and a commercial ride ht. gauge at the back.

Lots of different ways to do it. Just do yours as always, but a 5mm ride ht. for you might be 4 or 4.5 to me. I never pay much attention to someone else's ride heights unless I measure it myself.
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Ok just making sure. I always do the back just as you do at the back of the chassis where it's flat. I used tp do it in the front as you do it but like you say its tricky to do with a regular ride height gauge. So I started using the arms and take into account the chassis peak for clearance.

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Jay,

Daniel and I have started measuring ride height this way.

1. Pick some spot on the top of the chassis you can get at with a caliper (in the front, we use the spot where the transmission halfs meet, on top of the chassis) Measure the distance between there and the setup board, and write that number down.

2. Fully compress the suspension till the car bottoms out, repeat measurement, write that number down.

3. Subtract #2 from #1. That's your ride height.

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Interesting isn't it???? 3 different guys, 3 different ways to measure ride height. Is one way better than the other???? Probably not. Is one way more accurate than the other???? Haven't the foggiest. There's probably several more ways in common usage out there.

The important thing to note is that one guys 5mm may be different than someone else's.
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Do you put the Shoegoo under the fiber tape or on top of it???
Sounds like a good idea to save the bodies
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Originally Posted by Granpa View Post
Interesting isn't it???? 3 different guys, 3 different ways to measure ride height. Is one way better than the other???? Probably not. Is one way more accurate than the other???? Haven't the foggiest. There's probably several more ways in common usage out there.

The important thing to note is that one guys 5mm may be different than someone else's.
Better? Dunno. My way is easy, repeatable, and accurate. Does require some subtraction.
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Ride height: Eyeball it, or have a piece of rod (steel, plastic, whatever) that's as thick as you minimum height. If you can pass it under the entire chassis, you're golden.

Reinforcing with Shoe Goo: Here's a really great video.
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On the topic of shoe goo my JCW air dam is beefed up using the goo and the tape mentioned. Has helped its strength greatly.

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Originally Posted by monkeyracing View Post
Ride height: Eyeball it, or have a piece of rod (steel, plastic, whatever) that's as thick as you minimum height. If you can pass it under the entire chassis, you're golden.

Reinforcing with Shoe Goo: Here's a really great video.
Thanks Jim for the info
It was a great video and did answer all my questions
Now for all the extra work you just gave me!!!
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SILVERBMR
Do you put the Shoegoo under the fiber tape or on top of it???
Sounds like a good idea to save the bodies
what you do is stick the fiber tape at the lower parts of the shell, wheel arches or where you usually get crack and then coat it with 2 light layers of shoegoo and then let it dry overnight. hth
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