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Old 02-20-2004, 05:00 PM
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You still can drive smooth on a tight track .

Preston,

Set ride height first, then droop. Unscrew the droop screws (if that's waht you're using, or shock ends if not) and set your ride height to 4 mm. Then adjust your droop to get a certain amount of uptravel that you want. Don't use the gauge to set your droop, just use it to make sure left and right are even.
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Old 02-20-2004, 05:56 PM
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brian dont confuse the blond haired boy j/k thanks for the help
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Old 02-20-2004, 06:11 PM
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I'll help you tomorrow with it .
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Old 02-20-2004, 06:23 PM
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i'm not blonde if i'm who your talking to.
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Old 02-20-2004, 06:24 PM
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No, he's talking about himself . He gets confused easily
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Old 02-20-2004, 06:29 PM
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well, so do i, so it could've went either way ,lol, hey.
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Old 02-20-2004, 09:59 PM
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ha ha brian thats funny..
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Old 02-21-2004, 02:40 AM
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How to we know that the shock springs are soft enough?
Does we must start with the softest and work to the hardest or the contrary?
My point is:
when do we know that the car is too soft or too hard?
I konw that the softest the suspension the more grip we can have.
When the car start to flip over must we put harder springs or sway-bars?
Some light on this will be great !
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Old 02-23-2004, 05:47 PM
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Hey Todd. I noticed on the website that the shocks for the LST have bleader valves on them. Any chance that's something we'll see on stanrad size shocks? (BTW, those things look like they're the size of a mountain bike rear shock!)
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Old 02-23-2004, 08:40 PM
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Default 4.5 Questions for Hodgimoto....

Todd:

1. Have you guys given any thought to changing the droop setting to use screws in the arm? Far less painful that setting with the shock eyelets (ok... I will stop whining now)...

2. Do you still mount the speed controller in front of the motor? Does it make a big difference in handling with balance side-to-side since the battery weight is forward?

3. Do you set your camber off of the mounted foam tire or setup wheels?

4. What are the top few things to do to cut down on the weight of the car?

Thanks for all of your time and support on the board!!

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Old 02-23-2004, 10:08 PM
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Todd,

Know a place to get a Peugot body before friday?
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Old 02-25-2004, 10:50 AM
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jkerr-Its when the car enters the turn and starts to take a set then looses that set and steers again to regain the set to finish off the corner. LST Shocks-There are no plans to put bleeders on our current racing shocks.

lazyboy-What size are your tires and what droop are you running??

gearless-Well when you are too soft on springs the car will just roll over and get stuck in the turn. When you are too stiff the car will be too responsive around steering center and will not turn then center of the turn. You can see it just not roll over in the turn when it is too stiff.

RichO- 1) Yea I have told them about this many times and they just did not want to change it
2)Yes I still mount it in front of the motor. This gives the car a better forward to back balance and a better side to side balance.
3)I have been setting my camber with the Hudy setup system.
4)Take off rear bumper(saves about 1/4 ounce). Do not run battery strap(saves 1/2 ounce). Use aluminum screws throughout the whole car except in shock mounting locations. Of course run all graphite parts. Use titanium hinge pins.

Brian-Give Trinity a call....maybe they can point you in the right direction.
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Old 02-25-2004, 11:06 AM
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Todd, how do you get me fired up at a race?
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Old 02-25-2004, 03:26 PM
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todd i think im running 58mm foams but im not certain, im doing drrop threw the shock ends?? not sure if thats what your asking but let me know


thanks lazy
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Old 02-27-2004, 11:18 AM
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RICH Oyou can do the same thing that myself and dumas have been doing all year and that is put your own screws in the arms to use for droop screws ..

mark smyka


hey todd see you in a couple of weeks and we almost had dave(aka catbrains) their to keep us laughing the whole week but he bought a house instead ..
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