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Old 07-09-2002, 03:50 PM
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Kansasracer, are there any limiters(spacers) inside the shock between the piston and the shock cartridge? If so, take them all out. Are you using the stock black shock collars that came with the threaded shock bodies? You might have to get the Trinity/Losi shock collars so you can get a little less ride height if 8mm ride height is the least you can get with the stock black collars loosened all the way up.
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Old 07-09-2002, 07:59 PM
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Hey you guys. Does anyone have a pic or knows what is the cleanest way to set-up a XXX-S with an LRP V6? Thnx in advance.
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Old 07-09-2002, 08:12 PM
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proudwinner:

Yeah, I am using the stock plastic collars...I'll get a set of the blue collars and give it a try...

Thanks

BTW, I am not using any spacers in the shocks currently
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Old 07-09-2002, 09:09 PM
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There just has to be something wrong. If you adjust the shock collars all the way up, the chassis should sit on the ground - 0 rideheight. I run the Losi shock adjustment nuts, with no problems, even with the longer 1.15 springs(blue and softer).

Can you push the car down by hand to where the chassis will bottom? maybe you have the shocks overfilled with oil? I just can't imagine your problem. 8mm of rideheight? You can just barely run the car that high on purpose with the .28 shafts.

If you thread the adjustment nuts all the way up, what is holding the rideheight up so high? Could you possibly have the lower spring retainers on upside down?

I just has to be something simple.
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Old 07-09-2002, 10:18 PM
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i guess what he meant was his car's front hub is sitting on the #8 position on the droop guage maybe?? too little ride height
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Old 07-09-2002, 10:27 PM
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Sir speedy:

I know, I used to own a Losi before and didn;t have this problem...

It's got to be something simple.....I just got to find it...

Fire: I know the difference between a droop gauge and a ride height gauge
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Old 07-09-2002, 10:36 PM
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OK,

Well....

I rebuilt the shocks and adjusted the nuts all the way up and can get 4.5 on my ride height now. It is still a mystery why it came out like a 4X4 before...

I can live with 4.5....thanks for helping me work out the "gremlins"

Maybe that's why I got this car so cheap (bought it used)...maybe it's cursed...

I'm not a newbie, I'm not a newbie, I'm not a newbie, I'm not a newbie, I'm not a newbie, I'm not a newbie, I'm not a newbie, I'm not a newbie.....
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Old 07-10-2002, 08:29 AM
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Old 07-10-2002, 08:39 AM
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Kansas Racer, I think its in the shock ball ends or the spring cups. maybe if you cut the ball cups down, the spring cups can sit lower and you will have more of a range to work with. I cant see any reason why the car wouldnt go to below 4.5mm!!!

If you remove the shocks from arms, the chassis plunks down onto the ground, right?? I know-I know-your not a newbie
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Old 07-10-2002, 08:53 AM
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i thought you didn't have enough ride height~~

which part is preventing the car going down??
and your car has no suspension travel now??
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kansasracer- does the car have the low roll center blocks on it? my car with the low roll center blocks won't go below 4.5mm in the front either.
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u dont need less then 5 mm ride height anyway. unless ur running foams, but they are a shorter tire so you'll have a lower ride height. but if u can get 5mm just make sure your suspension is fully operational and u have full travel and "wheel it" i love how my losi will still wheel even if i mess soemthing up
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Old 07-10-2002, 11:18 AM
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Lower ride height = more downforce. That's what you want if you race on technical tracks. With the short front shock shafts, you can easily run at 4mm. I run the Losi threaded shock bodies with the Trinity blue collars. The thin profile of the Trinity collars make it really easy to set your ride height below 5mm.
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Old 07-10-2002, 12:38 PM
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It probably is in the ball cups....I'll get the Trinity shock collars next time I go to the store...

I don't run electric foam class, so I wouldn't see a need to go lower than 5 mm anyway....
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Old 07-10-2002, 09:46 PM
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Kansaracer, what color are your inner pivot blocks in the front? Red, silver? Are they aluminum? If not and they are graphite or stiffenzell composite, have they been cut down? This might be your problem as someone mention above.
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