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Old 04-26-2009, 02:42 PM   #1
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just currious how to measure droop on rc touring with out a droop gage.What i'm doing now is make sure my ride height is set then pick a spot whether front or rear bumper and lift up till the tires come off the surface measuring with a mm ruler while doing so.Is this good or is there a better way.
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That method is actually pretty good because it give a measure of "true" droop, unfortunately it is not easily transferrable to a setup sheet.

You can try just using your ride height gauge, place the chassis on a flat surface and bring the ride height gauge up to the bottom of the hubs, it will give the same measurement as a droop gauge and blocks would.
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That method is actually pretty good because it give a measure of "true" droop, unfortunately it is not easily transferrable to a setup sheet.

You can try just using your ride height gauge, place the chassis on a flat surface and bring the ride height gauge up to the bottom of the hubs, it will give the same measurement as a droop gauge and blocks would.
unfortunately i'm using poor boy method with ride height gage also,i have several pieces of card paper cut to 5,5.5,6mm.Thanks
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This is how I do it,

Set my ride height,
Then take my ride height + droop that I want, lets say 6mm and 2mm respectively , and add them together, so 8mm,
Now I take my vernier calipers and set it to 8mm, so now the depth measuring part of my verniers is sticking out 8mm,
Now I put my car on a level surface with the chassis hanging over a little bit at the front or back and lift the chassis from underneath at 1 end until the body of my verniers is level with the board the car is on and adjust my droop screws until the tyres just leave the board, and now my droop is set to 2mm.
I also set my tweak at the same time using this method.
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