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Old 03-07-2004, 10:45 PM   #1
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I need some help guys! Can u guys give me suggestions on my cars ride height? Thanks for the posts guys.
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Old 03-08-2004, 01:53 AM   #2
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It depends on the track you race on and how smooth it is anywhere between 5mm and 10mm
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the trick is be as close as possible without slapping the track with your chassis every 2 seconds(it creates drag and ruins the chassis)


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Old 03-08-2004, 02:07 AM   #3
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Not to mention the low grip you gain, if the car buttoms out during cornering !

So it's better to be a little on the safe side. Usually I'm running 4-5 mm, but as said before, it depends on the track and houw stiff your suspension is.
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Depends if you're running carpet or asphalt. On carpet I'll run around 4mm outside I'll run around 5mm.
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Old 03-08-2004, 08:05 AM   #5
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3-4 mm on carpet

4-5 on asphult
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Old 03-08-2004, 09:24 AM   #6
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Generally in a parking lot setting, 5mm is the norm. If the pavement has breaks in it, then 6mm may be needed to keep from bottoming out.

On a permanent type track you can get away with a little less. Usually 4mm is what's considered the allowable minimum.

Important to note, that Droop is just as or even more critical to having a good handling Car. Do NOT use the droop screws to adjust ride height (this is a common mistake). Set your ride height using the Shock Spring preload adjustments. Then adjust Droop.
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Old 03-08-2004, 11:37 AM   #7
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yep, i run on carpet, my ride height is always 3-3.5 mm, i run very stiff suspension too.
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Swedish regulations is now 5mm as lowest.. So it's very rare i go lower than 5mm.
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they don't check at the tracks i go to, lol, don't tell anyone, haha.
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What is your car?
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If they check on carpet 5mm is the min.
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yea 4-5mm is the best, but 5mm is the lowest legal limit. so everyone runs 5mm
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4 mm for foams.
> Carpet
5 mm for rubber
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Mr. McGreevy is correct....5mm for carpet rubber tires anything less is just asking for it
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