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MEASURING DROOP FROM OUTER PINS ON ARM

Old 01-02-2016, 10:32 AM
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:18 PM
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Why would you measure it all the way out there? Doesn't make any sense to me.
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Old 01-02-2016, 02:25 PM
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Why would you measure it all the way out there? Doesn't make any sense to me.
That's where you measure when using a droop gauge with blocks.
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Why would you measure it all the way out there? Doesn't make any sense to me.
Care to share your method of measuring droop? The most common method I see, and use myself, is measuring from the outer arm pins.
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Reggie,

It doesn't really matter where you measure your droop from, as long as you always measure from the same place. Different drivers measure droop differently. Some measure over ride hight, some measure to bottom of axle ( with or without droop blocks), some to bottom of hub (that's where I do, with droop blocks), some to bottom of the pin. If you are trying to recreate someone's set up, you need to know how they are measuring.

But to answer your question, typically you set the car on 10mm blocks without wheels on it. Then you take a metal ruler or calipers with one edge flat on your set up board next to the pin being measured. Then you simply take the reading off the ruler or caliper at the bottom of the pin. Then subtract 10.

So if you are trying to get 2mm droop, your measurement should read 12mm.

Hope this helps and hope to see you at BRR for the points series.
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