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Old 09-13-2010, 08:53 PM
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I am looking for a set-up sheet for the 17.5 class for carpet. Can somebody point me in the right direction or post there set-up from the IIC. Thanks for any help.
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Old 09-13-2010, 09:22 PM
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I need Help. I took my car out for the first time tonight. It actually did pretty good considering the following....

I could not hit ride height!!! shocks all the way up car sat at 7mm up front, and could barley hit ride height in the rear. 5.5mm. I'm running rubber tires. It is supposed to be a rubber car but I feel like it might have foam shock towers on it.... can someone please help.. DO they make taller shock towers?
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Old 09-13-2010, 11:15 PM
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Smoke81> That would be the opposite problem then.

A Morris> You can take out the black shims between the spring and the bottom cup that holds the spring. - But maybe You have some wrong springs as well?

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Originally Posted by *SBH* View Post
Smoke81> That would be the opposite problem then.

A Morris> You can take out the black shims between the spring and the bottom cup that holds the spring. - But maybe You have some wrong springs as well?

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Durrr.. My bad.. I guess I really should work on catching up on my sleep ..

I guess the question would have to go.. Shock Length, you shouldn't have a problem using the shims although make sure your only using one per spring ( I know they come with a extra per shock or something like that).
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Durrr.. My bad.. I guess I really should work on catching up on my sleep ..

I guess the question would have to go.. Shock Length, you shouldn't have a problem using the shims although make sure your only using one per spring ( I know they come with a extra per shock or something like that).
There are no shims in the springs. I'm using X-Ray springs, but they are the same length. Ehhh frustrating...
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Old 09-14-2010, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Mr.A Morris View Post
I need Help. I took my car out for the first time tonight. It actually did pretty good considering the following....

I could not hit ride height!!! shocks all the way up car sat at 7mm up front, and could barley hit ride height in the rear. 5.5mm. I'm running rubber tires. It is supposed to be a rubber car but I feel like it might have foam shock towers on it.... can someone please help.. DO they make taller shock towers?
I did the same thing with the tamiya springs . I when back to photon hop up spring ....If you needs the photon harder springs for carpet lmk....
PS xray may be the same length but spring rated is stiffer than photon...
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Originally Posted by Mr.A Morris View Post
There are no shims in the springs. I'm using X-Ray springs, but they are the same length. Ehhh frustrating...
Throw the Original kit springs into the car and see if the problem is solved, ie you can achieve ride height etc
if so get the genuine top springs in the required rate your after
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Throw the Original kit springs into the car and see if the problem is solved, ie you can achieve ride height etc
if so get the genuine top springs in the required rate your after
OK I will try that tonight. I will try and post some pics of the car tonight its looks pretty good.. Where can you buy a spring kit? I have only found individual spring sets. or what are the most popular spring rates so I can aleast get those. Thanks
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Here's Dustin Layne's winning 17.5 stock setup from IIC. His car looked fantastic all weekend, especially when his electronics were working.

http://igearchart.com/setups/dustin_layne_iic2010.pdf
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Originally Posted by syndr0me View Post
Here's Dustin Layne's winning 17.5 stock setup from IIC. His car looked fantastic all weekend, especially when his electronics were working.

http://igearchart.com/setups/dustin_layne_iic2010.pdf
Thank you Adam!

The only thing I can think of to add right now is. I ran Alumn spool outdrives and 44.5mm bones in the front.
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Originally Posted by Mr.A Morris View Post
I need Help. I took my car out for the first time tonight. It actually did pretty good considering the following....

I could not hit ride height!!! shocks all the way up car sat at 7mm up front, and could barley hit ride height in the rear. 5.5mm. I'm running rubber tires. It is supposed to be a rubber car but I feel like it might have foam shock towers on it.... can someone please help.. DO they make taller shock towers?
You should check your droop screws on the rear/front, they can limit the shock travel. My rear droop is set to 1. (to get a ride height of 5.5mm)

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Originally Posted by anthony_ling View Post
You should check your droop screws on the rear/front, they can limit the shock travel. My rear droop is set to 1. (to get a ride height of 5.5mm)

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Droop screws would only limit the cars ability to obtain a higher ride height. They won't stop it from going lower.

Measure your shock lengths. My shocks are @57mm from hole to hole.
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Originally Posted by Mr.A Morris View Post
There are no shims in the springs. I'm using X-Ray springs, but they are the same length. Ehhh frustrating...
I had the same thing when I tried xray springs, rear wouldn't get much below 7mm, try different springs (top ones work fine as do hpi etc)
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:34 AM
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I use xray springs no problem at all
Shocks around 62.5 from top to buttom...
Droop F=5.5 or 6 ,R=5 or 4.5( I remove rear upright to measure)
Ride height F=5 ,Rear=5.5

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