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Old 06-28-2004, 10:14 AM
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Help Understand Droop Terms

I am having trouble understanding droop terminology - or I am doing something wrong when checking it...

On the droop gauge, a lower number actually means that the shock has more travel, correct? Is this more droop, or less? I would understand that more travel is more droop (isn't droop the amount of down travel in the shock?)

So based on this, a lower number is more droop - right?
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Old 06-28-2004, 10:31 AM
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That's the way I understand it. I always have to stop a minute and think about it when someone suggests more or less droop when I am tuning lol.
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Originally posted by rctoyguy
So based on this, a lower number is more droop - right?
Lower number on every guage I know of is actually more droop, correct.
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:23 AM
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Originally posted by sosidge
Lower number on every guage I know of is actually more droop, correct.
Lower Number = More Droop
High Number = Less Droop

Droop is a VERY important adjustment so I gotta know that rule.
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Old 06-28-2004, 11:52 AM
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Don't over think it. The numbers reflect the mm of distance in relation to the bottom of the chassis.
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numerically more droop means less arm travel. a lot of arm travel promotes traction but too much may cause alot of body roll too. maybe lazy in chicanes.
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Originally posted by trigger
numerically more droop means less arm travel. a lot of arm travel promotes traction but too much may cause alot of body roll too. maybe lazy in chicanes.
actually more droop (lower # on the gauge) will give you more downtravel in the arm because the chassis is lifting more. basically more droop will allow more travel.
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Old 06-28-2004, 07:36 PM
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Guys;

You can use your ride-height gauge to set droop.

Set ride height with the gauge as you normally would, then shove the gauge (at the exact center of the chasiss) in futher until the tire(s) just clear the set-up surface.

The difference between this measurement and the ride height is your actual droop. Then adjust the screws to get it where you want to be.

Very simple to do and the reading you get is the ACTUAL droop setting.
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POPS thats the best way to do it.

The best thing about the way you describe is that you can compare your results to your co-racers regardless of tire diameter,ride height or chassis manufacture.
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Originally posted by Joel Lagace
POPS thats the best way to do it.

The best thing about the way you describe is that you can compare your results to your co-racers regardless of tire diameter,ride height or chassis manufacture.
True. And personally I find it easier to understand this way.

Measured this way, I will call it downtravel. Which I find is a more descriptive word.
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