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Old 06-13-2005, 05:00 PM   #5986
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Can Anyone help me out? I have 56mm foams and I cant seem to get a good 4 or 5mm ride hight because the shock springs are compressing to much... I hope that makes sence... thanks for any help in advance!!!
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If you have the roll center in the high position you might not be able to get enough ride height.

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Old 06-13-2005, 05:04 PM   #5987
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You guys have any good setups for carpet. Our new carpet track will be open in about 3 weeks. I should say new and much improved carpet track.

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Here is a good setup that Buddy B, Ray and myself have been running. http://www.parmapse.com/JRX.jpg

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Old 06-13-2005, 05:21 PM   #5988
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Kevin K.... yes I belive its 55lb. up front and 25lb. in the rear. Im using Kinwalds set-up from the losi web-site. So then my next question is are you using the "droop screws".....mine are totaly out???
Yes Im using the droop screws and Im able to be 2 or 3mm over ride height so Im not sure what your issue is. Like Chicky said are you using High Roll Centers?
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:36 PM   #5989
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Kevin K.....Yes I do have the low roll centers and the diffs are in the low spots also....
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Old 06-13-2005, 05:46 PM   #5990
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Timmy...Man I dont know with out seeing the car...I've gone through a ton of things. Someone just gave 62mm as the size of the shocks so I would check and see how close to that your shocks are. Other then that I dont know maybe take it to your LHS or tack if you can and get someone else to see what your seeing. I know with my car I can get 55mm tires to get 5mm easy so Im not sure what the issue is with your car.
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Old 06-13-2005, 06:40 PM   #5991
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I just checked my car and I usually run 57mm foams with 4.5mm ride height. I did check and with 57mm tires and I could get over 6mm ride height easy so that would mean 5mm with 55 tires could be done also.
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Ill try to post two pics....one of the front and one of the rear....
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Ill try to post two pics....one of the front and one of the rear....
You need to trim the hub inner hole off then it will be ok. The camber link is hitting.

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Ill try to post two pics....one of the front and one of the rear....
In the front you might need to add some spacers to the bottom of the shock mount so it does not hit the outdrive.

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Ill try to post two pics....one of the front and one of the rear....
FYI. The front shock needs spaced out about .070 on the tower and the arm. When you run the shocks laid in to the third hole the spring will hit the outdrive. IN your picture it is not spaced out the extra length. Your spring is not sitting all the way down in the retainer as it is bound up on the outdrive.

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Old 06-13-2005, 07:52 PM   #5996
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From the pics you posted it doesnt look like you have the adjusters cranked down to far. Im not sure if you are just thinking that you are cranking down on them too much but they look about right....if you car is at 5mm. From the pics it doesnt seem like they are cranked down too far.

Yeah like Chicky said you need to trim that inside hole off the hub b/c your ball cup will limit your up-travle. You can trim the hub or grind the ball cup some on the bottom so you get the extra movement....or run a taller ball stud on the outside. But with it in its current state you wont have to much up-travle and the car will act funny on the track.
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Old 06-13-2005, 07:53 PM   #5997
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Chicky03... thanks for looking but I cant find anything rubbing or hitting in the front, but yes I could see that happing in the rear with the camber link. Ill have to see if that helps in the rear or not.. ummm...
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Everyone thanks for your help! Im going now to dremel the edge away and hopefully that will do the trick... And Kevin K it did seem like they were cranked to far but maybe not with all your opinions.. Thanks again Ill let you know how the dremel work goes!!
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Chicky03.. Im shure you know your right about the front spring rubbing the outdrive thanks for that tip. I looked at it closer and it was rubbing a bit. And I did dremel the edges down in the rear and that totaly helped my "tight" action... Now with my foams at 55mm to 56mm i can get 5mm ride hight. But Im still not even using the downstop screws so Im still a bit confused there, but anyway it looks like it should work. I only have to wait for my carpet track to open back up!!!! thanks Timmy
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Timmy, mine are screwed out quite a bit as well. The best way to check if it is simply a matter of tightening the spring preload is to lift the car off the table by hand from the tower. If there is enough suspension the car wil raise before the tires. If this happens, it is only a matter of tightening the spring preload a little more.....If not, then something is restricting the suspension movement. Try it again without the shocks on the car, this will let you know if it is in the shock or suspension...............Hope it works for you after the tweaks you found....., Jim
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