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Old 09-26-2003, 11:59 PM   #1
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Default up travel limiters???

Would anyone care to explain the advantages of using the up travel limiters on my car? I have a R40 and it is the first car I've own to have this.

In-case I'm confusing people, I'm talking about a set screw on my front sway bar bracket that can be screwed in or out to limit how far the front A-arms can swing up.

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Old 09-27-2003, 12:02 AM   #2
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I dont think that many people actually use that!
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I use the down travel limiters but not the upward ones.
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I also have the R40. if you're referring to the set screws on the sides of the sway bar, I dont use them either. I guess its an option if you dont want your chassis to bottom out.
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I also have the R40. if you're referring to the set screws on the sides of the sway bar, I dont use them either. I guess its an option if you dont want your chassis to bottom out.
Yes that is the screw I'm talking about.

I'm not using mine either but I figured there is some reason for it being there.

I guess it would keep the chassis from bottoming out but somehow I'm thinking it's used for something else. Maybe it works with the sway bar to prevent chassis roll, especially if you have alot of droop.

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I had problems where my V-oneRR evo always roll(flips) during high speed corner. After limiting the droop(chassis still touches ground slightly), the car doesnt roll anymore and it feels great. But if you do not have chassis roll problem, maybe just leave it. I guess it should be the same function as R40 or other cars. Not sure if I'm correct or not..But if its correct, without limiting the droop and your car doesnt roll at high speed corners, that means you can go for higher grip tires till it rolls than limit the droop and corner even faster. Just guessing anyway..
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careful calling that droop -

droop is the amount of down travel that the arms can do, relative to the chassis.

You're talking about up travel on the arm, relative to the chassis.

I know the Yok GT-4 had that adjustment and I didn't use it. . .but if you have it set too tight (too little travel) and you hit a dot, you're gonna flip.
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I too use uptravel to on high bite situations where
the car traction rolls from high bite situations.
the down side is it is sensitive to bumps like
boomer said in the above post. So i will use it
when i need to make a quick change and don't
want to go to a thicker dampening.

(note i just use the front upstops i have never
used the rear. up stop)
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jwf-frani....FINALLY ! I've been looking for that majic set up for traction rolls....there's a track I run at occasionally where I always traction roll...

Tell me how you set up to use these. They're the ones on the swaybar on the MTX3, right? On the inside of the front tires?
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I have to say those limiters are USELESS if you are running on foams, remember how your foams will wear out? I tried to use them and if you set it too high (means the chassis will not bottom out so fast), you get less travel on your shocks. Car is like riding high.

There is really no use for them if you are on foam tires. If you are on rubbers then what I think might work is to limit it to about a chassis clearance of almost 0.5 to 0.75mm only. Personally, the TC3 has none but it handles so well. I must try to run on rubbers and see what the limiters really do to the car.
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