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Old 03-30-2014, 10:23 AM
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Old 03-30-2014, 10:24 AM
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Droop is completely controlled by the length of the shock. Max droop (what you measure) occurs at max extension. Sag is controlled by spring preload.
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You watch Bruce prepare a car. There will never be a measurement of droop or sag.
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Originally Posted by JoelV View Post
You watch Bruce prepare a car. There will never be a measurement of droop or sag.
I get that one can develop an eye for these settings, but one first needs to calibrate their eyes to something. thus the need to communicate settings with numerical values.
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Thanks guys for the discussion...I've always been confused by this.
Lonny and avs...thanks, this explains alot for me.
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Any shimming guides for the new school front end?
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Any shimming guides for the new school front end?
maybe someone can correct if I am mistaken, but I don't see a place (or need) for a shim just yet. the alloy steering block is fixed on the kingpin with a setscrew. the droop can be controlled by where the block is fixed on the kingpin. out of the box, the spring produces no droop, it will need to sack a little before there is any droop to deal with.

if you were using the old oldskool steering block and the kingpin with e-clips that locate the block, then shimming out droop (or refreshing the springs) could be needed.

edit: Ha! it just hit me that you may have been asking for guidance on how much droop, not how to set droop. for now (or until i put in a shorter spring or longer kingpin), the basic assembly has enough preload to have no droop. it did seem a little stiff steering so maybe the springs need to wear in a little?

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Originally Posted by avs View Post
maybe someone can correct if I am mistaken, but I don't see a place (or need) for a shim just yet. the alloy steering block is fixed on the kingpin with a setscrew. the droop can be controlled by where the block is fixed on the kingpin. out of the box, the spring produces no droop, it will need to sack a little before there is any droop to deal with.
Bingo... This is exactly how I am adjusting preload/droop on the New Skool front end. Im only running an eclip on the bottom of the kingpin, under the spring, as well. This makes relubing the kingpin a snap.
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I just wanted to drop a note in here to let you Rev8 owners know that I have a limited run of 12th scale only rear pod plates for the Rev8. These have ride height adjusters that are lowered 3mm from the standard pod plates. This results in a slight reduction in weight and lower CG. See the attached pic. Those interested can contact me at [email protected] for availabilty and price.
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Congratulations to Josh Cyrul for TQing and winning at the mile high race with his new Rev 8's!
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Hey Guy's Congrats on your victories at the Mile high race.
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Damn!! Josh must've put on a clinic!! Congrats!!!
Has this been done b4?
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Congrats to Josh and the Speedmerchant crew.
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