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Old 04-16-2003, 08:58 AM   #1
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i have a hpi nrs4 3 type ss , i would like to know how i can lower the ride height in the rear and front i have adjustable shocks front and rear i also like to adjust droop i dont think it has a adjustment for that i think there is a modification you have to make for that to adjust droop thank you
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adjust the ride height by raising or lowering the down stops - does that car HAVE downstops?
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Old 04-16-2003, 06:57 PM   #3
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you can raise or lower ride height by turning your adjustment nut on your threaded shocks clockwise or counter clockwise. raising or lowering your downstops adjusts droop. if your car doesn't have downstops, droop can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing spacers on the piston inside the shock cylinder.
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If you don't have threaded body shocks, the car should have come with preload spacers. They are C shaped clips that snap on to the shock body between the spring and the cap. Use those to adjust the ride height if that is the type of shocks on your car.
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If your car came with droop settings there should be set screws near the inside of the lower arms that you can screw in and retract. The set screw interfaces with a notch in the chassis. If you don't have this then you will have to make the modification you were talking about or adjust the spacers on the shock shaft.
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Yes, if the Car has limiting screws (Droop) then by all means use them. If not, Total Shock length is the optional method of adjusting Droop. Try first, by adjusting the Rod end. If you still have excessive Droop, then you will need to install a spacer(s) inside the shock on the shaft.
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Unfortunately on the RS4 3 line of cars, unless you buy either the HPI Super Chassis or some other aftermarket chassis, it doesn't have tabs for droop screws to press against. The stock chassis doesn't have a place for the droop screws to rest against.

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Do they make those roll center lowering plates for the new car? They had them for the older RS4 series and they had the tabs for droop screws.
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