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How to measure ride heigh??

Old 03-30-2014, 06:08 PM
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OK what is the proper way to get the ride height measurement.

1: empty tank of fuel and no battery

2: empty tank of fuel + battery

3: 1/2 tank of fuel + battery

4: full tank of fuel + battery

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Old 03-30-2014, 06:28 PM
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I use a flat board 1/2 tank of fuel, battery, body, clips. Everything just as it would run on the track. Work the suspension 400x or so (jk) and then drop 6-8in not so far that it bottoms out. Then adjust the shock collars as needed. This is one of the best ride height tools I have found. Each click is 1mm

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Old 03-30-2014, 06:46 PM
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+1 frank. ghea ride height tool. so easy to use.
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It depends on if you're trying to copy someone else's setup (like a pros or other person's at the track) or if you're coming up with your own. Pretty sure everyone does it with the battery in though.

People do it differently. Some people do it as the car is going to hit the track including body or every combination you listed. If you're copying someones setup, you have to know how they do it.

If you're coming up with your own, it doesn't matter. Just do it the same every time so its consistent and so that perceived performance differences on track can be directly attributed to ride height.
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Old 03-31-2014, 10:39 AM
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Ride Height is VERY important IMO. Get a ride height tool, ruler or calipers. There are alot out there. Thats a personal preference.

Ride Height should be set when the car is in its race ready stance. Body, Battery, body, Clips and tires you are going to run. The tire piece was recently taught to me as the different treads and tire brands came be off my a few mm. Everyone I know, pretty much set their ride height the same way...
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