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Old 10-12-2004, 09:31 PM   #1
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i snapped one of my front arms so i installed another one and i was wondering what a good droop is for a 4wd on road car like the tc3? i'm a beginner and i dont race (at a track), i think i had it set at like 2 in the rear and 3 in the front?
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FOr our local track, alot of guys were running 6 in front and 4 in the rear.

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Old 10-12-2004, 09:39 PM   #3
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i was running 6in the front and 5in thte rear like barry bakers asphalt set up but every body on this forum told me not to use that because thats for like seriouse racers, i just race in a parking lot thats not super smooth but its not super bumpy?
and when i use my droop gauge to i check it right under the center of the block? on that little bump where the grub screw goes into or off to the side of the arm on the edge?
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Old 10-12-2004, 09:51 PM   #4
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Well, our local track was flat and very smooth, so less droop was required.

Not being a TC3 driver, I'm not sure WHERE you measure the droop.

Anyone else?

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Old 10-12-2004, 09:58 PM   #5
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Measure it at the tip of the a-arm, not at any part of the hub carrier. More droop is better for parking lots to help with bumps and also to help the car roll a little more and get more sidebite.
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Old 10-12-2004, 10:22 PM   #6
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so i should just use like 6 rear 5 front?
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Old 10-12-2004, 10:35 PM   #7
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Here's the confusing part...

"more droop" = smaller numbers on the droop guage.

So, moving from 6 in the front to 2 in the front ADDS 4mm of droop.

If you want more droop, go to lower numbers. Want less droop? Go to higher numbers on the droop guage.


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isn't droop dependant on ride height?
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Ride Height won't really come into play.....and Droop should Ideally be set without the shocks pushing against the a-arms..(like they sometimes will if your springs are pre-loaded)...just disconnect them at your A- arms if you want it really perfect.....and like others have mentioned you measure it right under where the outer hinge pins go thru......on the associated gauge, 6 in the front ,and 4 in the rear, is a good inbetween setting for (not to smooth & not to rough surfaces)......if you ever have a nice smooth surface with lots of grip try 7 in the front and 5 in the rear......and for super rough conditions try some lower numbers on the gauge like 4 or 5 in the front and 3 in the rear....It's all trial and error for the surface you run on.....hope this helps some
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Ride height does play a part in it. If you are running 2.30" tires and your ride height is 4mm & you change to 2.20" tires and readjust your ride height to 4mm (by lowering your spring collars) it will acually give you more droop because of lowering your arms. I like to use a spacer (ride height + 1/8") under the chassis & lower the tires down with the droop screws until the tire just touches the ground. That way no matter what tire size you are running the droop is still the same. I have different spacers for different ride heights & droops. R.W.
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Rick,

I do something very similiar to your setup when it comes to different size tires. With foams it is a constantly changing thing. Where in Illinois do you race?
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