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Old 04-05-2010, 03:25 AM   #1
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Default Touring Car ride heights...Asphault vs. Carpet

I'm new to on-road and own an Associated TC5. Is there a higher ride height you switch to so the car doesn't get totally hammered for asphault/ parking lot racing vs. indoor carpet?

If there is a difference..... What is a good starting point for carpet and parking lot heights? Thanks!!
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Old 04-05-2010, 06:12 AM   #2
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Most asphalt racing is done at 5mm unless the track surface isn't 'machine laid' which means it isn't totally smooth.

I'm afraid the chassis will get some wear on it, but that's what you get for racing on a proper surface
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I usually run anywhere from 5-6mm on carpet.
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I run the same for inside and out...if the asphalt is rough, maybe a little higher..5-6...rough surface 7mm...Ive ran my TC3/VTA car as high as 10mm or higher...
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Much appreciated guys. My chassis looked clean, then ran it on some asphalt and it looks bad after one run. So I'll start at 7mm. Thanks for the tip!!

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Old 04-06-2010, 10:13 AM   #6
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I run my TC5r on a bumpy low traction car park at 7-9mm ride height. The higher ride height helps with the bumps and lets the car roll a bit for traction as well.

If you're worried about scratching your chassis on asphalt check out this product:
http://www.rommelsrcworld.com/servle...rethane/Detail

I don't have one but if I was to get a new chassis plate I'd get one for it cos mine looks really beat up after running my car at 5mm when I first got it.
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on the carpet, our car do "lower" for more control of the car. 4.5mm or 5mm .

On asphalt, i use 5.5mm
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asphalt F 4.5 R 5
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