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Old 04-22-2005, 09:39 AM   #1951
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I have a question about droop vs downstop.

I am trying to learn/figure out the difference in these two things - can someone explain the difference? Also, from looking at the setup sheets from X-Ray, I don't see a "droop" setting, just a downstop - are they counting it as the same thing?
droop: how high you can lift the chassis before wheels lift off. independent of any measuring tool.

downstop: a value you read on a measuring tool that tells you how much lower/higher than the chassis bottom a point in your suspension part (arms generally) sits.

Basically the droop is what your chassis's set up like. Downstops are just a way to measure it, but it changes from car to car, from tool to tool, and sometimes even from driver to driver (depends on which point you measure it on the car)

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Old 04-22-2005, 09:45 AM   #1952
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Yes, you do need to shave it down some more to fit 3300's flush with the bottom of the chassis.
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Old 04-22-2005, 09:59 AM   #1953
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Yes, you do need to shave it down some more to fit 3300's flush with the bottom of the chassis.
The question was about the 3.0mm chassis which is already filed from the factory somewhat Ibelieve...

I had to file my stock chassis, which was no big deal...I haven't heard any feedback on the 3.0mm chassis.

Have you secretly started building your FK to FK05 conversion Dan???
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Old 04-22-2005, 10:00 AM   #1954
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Old 04-22-2005, 10:03 AM   #1955
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Sweet....can't wait to check it out Dan...

Just finished making a couple changes to mine for tonight's racing...more to come for next week tho
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Little expensive to convert isnt it?
thats a lot of parts
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Old 04-22-2005, 10:24 AM   #1957
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I have a fully hopped up T1, either I buy a kit new or I buy all the hop up FK05 parts and build one up, it costs a little less to buy it in parts. When the project is complete I will have an FK05 with all the option parts. Also, it's kinda fun to build up a car like this..
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Old 04-22-2005, 10:26 AM   #1958
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FYI, here's what you need to get to convert a T1 to an FK05:

FK05 Carpet Spec build up

Item Description Part No
1 3.0mm chassis 301113
2 wide upper deck 301165
3 fk05 battery strap 306162
4 rear stand-offs 306510
5 bulkhead set 302002
6 lay shaft kit 305503
7 lay shaft bearings 940610
8 motor mount 303050
9 Servo saver kit 302502
10 Battery stops 306131
11 116T 64P spur gear

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Dan,

if you can't make it racing tonight then please cal me on my cell or at the hobby shop...i have a project int heworks that I think you'd like to be involved with
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I have a question about droop vs downstop.

I am trying to learn/figure out the difference in these two things - can someone explain the difference? Also, from looking at the setup sheets from X-Ray, I don't see a "droop" setting, just a downstop - are they counting it as the same thing?
Yes. The downstop is the set screw used to lift or lower the arm, which is how you set the droop.
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Does anyone know the part number for the Losi thrust bearing being used in place of the Xray thrust bearing?
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Started building my Fk05 last and I noticed a play between the
bulkheads and the ball diff. Do you guys have this problem? or do i need to shim it? Thanks.

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How do you guys check the droop? I have seen/read about several ways to do it. I guess it doesn't really matter as long as I check it the same way each time - just to use it as a reference from one run to another. I mean, it ain't like anyone is going to want to copy the setup I am running - LOL
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How do you guys check the droop? I have seen/read about several ways to do it. I guess it doesn't really matter as long as I check it the same way each time - just to use it as a reference from one run to another. I mean, it ain't like anyone is going to want to copy the setup I am running - LOL
LoL!!!...usually, the front is checked under the screw used to hold the steering block to the caster block, and the rear, measured under the arm.
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How do you guys check the droop? I have seen/read about several ways to do it. I guess it doesn't really matter as long as I check it the same way each time - just to use it as a reference from one run to another. I mean, it ain't like anyone is going to want to copy the setup I am running - LOL
LoL!!!...usually, the front is checked under the screw used to hold the steering block to the caster block, and the rear, measured under the arm.
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