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Old 11-24-2003, 11:14 AM
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if i don't use the droop screws i can't get my car low enough!
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Old 11-24-2003, 11:23 AM
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If you don't use droop screws you just control the amount of droop using the length of the shocks, so you just gotta make sure they're the same left an' right!

I don't know anyone who does use the droop screws as it goes!
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Old 11-24-2003, 01:34 PM
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Pro3Racer, you should't be using the droop screws to limit ride height. This can actually put excessive preload on the springs. Come up to Trackside and look at Brian Lutz's car tomorrow night. He's got the setup on his car. I still use the screws, but I am working something....
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Old 11-24-2003, 01:39 PM
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one, i live in stevens point, which means i like never can make it down there. I'm gonna spend another 2 hours wrenching on it tonite, WITHOUT THE DROOP SCREWS, I JUST REALLY WISH I COULD GET MY SHOCKS EVEN!!!!
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Old 11-24-2003, 01:45 PM
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Make sure you are using the right shock shafts!!!! The front and rear are different lengths, and that car really screw your tweak up. Don't ask how I know....

If you've run your springs for awhile, measure them to make sure they are still the same length.
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Old 11-24-2003, 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by RC Driver Gary
Don't ask how I know....

OK, I'll bite, how do you know?
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Old 11-24-2003, 01:48 PM
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Hi

You can also use the Losi shock matching tool to check that old springs are still same length and tension (and you can match shock lengths). I find it a really good tool when building shocks and comparing them, much better than pushing them together!!!

Just my thoughts!
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Old 11-24-2003, 01:50 PM
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You know, say "Don't ask" and someone ALWAYS has to ask...sigh..

OK, I built mine wrong the first time, ok, I admit it, I MADE A MISTAKE! sigh...I feel better now
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I had to ask! That the one mistake you've made? I'm glad you feel better now.
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Old 11-24-2003, 01:59 PM
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Sigh, no, I've made more mistakes then that, but I don't want to eat up all of Shane's server space
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:10 PM
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hahaha , yeah, urs and my mistakes could make a thread by itself, haha. I'll rebuild them, good thing i just bought a new bottle of oil. Hey, i have pro3 shocks that are threaded, could they work on a xxx-s, yeah purple would e ugly, but whos cares, it means more if your fast.
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:15 PM
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Someone posted something about this on another thread. There's nothing wrong with the kit Losi shocks. If you want to upgrade go with the threaded bodies, Ti Nitride shafts, and low friction o-rings.
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:31 PM
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either im going to run my foams at a larger diameter or slightly unscrew the shock shafts somewhat so i can get ride hieght and droop back since adding the spacer takes all droop out

what are good droop numbers for stiff carpet setup using the losi gauge i would guess now mine reads 5 or 6 front and rear
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:38 PM
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I cut the piece of plastic on the bumper where the droop screws go, this allows the shock shaft to be used for droop adjustment without the bumper stopping the wishbone.

You should only set ride height using the collars on the spring, putting more pressure on the spring will give ya more ride height, your ride height shouldn't affect droop............
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Old 11-24-2003, 02:50 PM
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i took my shocks apart, and are all the shock shaft lengths supposed to be the same, at the front mine are 40 mm, to like 43 mm, in that range. I'm gonna cut that bumper apart, you just cut the little area with the droop, and leave that other screw hole aight.
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