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Old 01-17-2009, 09:54 PM   #1
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What is the correct way to measure droop using droop blocks and a droop guage, I have a idea but want to make sure

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my measuring point may vary...

- detach wheels, shocks and stabilizers
- stand car on droop blocks
- using droop gauge, slide it under the outer hinge pin on the lower arm and measure the reading
- make sure are equal both left and right, setting the required figure on the droop gauge

one thing to note.. 2mm of rear droop does not mean 2mm on the droop gauge, in fact it could be a reading of 5 on the droop gauge to give you 2mm of droop...
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Old 01-18-2009, 05:15 AM   #3
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Like this, only the bit that goes underneath the car in your case is the 'block';



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What has been posted by mok is the starting point, this is where u make sure your car is symmetrical from left to right. The numbers at this point dont really mean much or matter. In fact the numbers are most times not at all transferable from chassis to chassis.

STEP ONE: (make your car symmetrical)
- detach wheels, shocks and stabilizers
- stand car on droop blocks
- using droop gauge, slide it under the outer hinge pin on the lower arm and measure the reading
- make sure are equal both left and right, setting the required figure on the droop gauge

STEP TWOTrack side or race ready settings)
-Prep car in race ready condition(ready to hit the track)
-A-measure ride height and set to where u want it front and back
-B-now measure ride height and full suspension extension, lift shock tower up and allow the chassis to rise to its highest position without the wheels lifting the ground.
-Subtract B from A and you will get your DROOP setting. This number is what we use at the track when we talk droop. Dont matter what the chassis if i say i run 2mm of droop you can also run 2mm by adjusting your brand XYZ in the same manner.
-EXample A=5mm and B=7mm then DROOP=2mm


It can get confusing with many correct ways of explaining it, but the bottom line is Ride height is subtracted from the chassis at fully extended shock position.
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Old 01-18-2009, 09:23 AM   #5
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Joel explained it as well as any I have read before. However is there anything wrong/inaccurate with using a droop guage like the ones Associated supplied with the TC3/4?
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