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Old 02-01-2005, 04:07 AM   #1
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Hi all

i have just finished building my fw-05r special hop up version

everything went swet and the car has been fully built
however when i trued down my tyres to 60 mm and put them on, the rear of the car sits on its chassis

i have tried adjusting ride height from the springs but no long

i came from an ntc3 where ride height was adjusted by the springs. can someone please help ?

thank you in advance

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Old 02-01-2005, 04:33 AM   #2
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There are adjusters that compress the springs to raise your ride height

Just turn the adjusters clockwise to compress the springs it should get your car chassis off the ground.

If then there isnt enough clearence you might have to fit a larger ballcup to the shock shafts.

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sorry to sound dumb ...

i thought that i should have used the bottom part of the diff case with the part labeled L instead of h

do u know whati mean ?
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Oh ok L is for low and H is for high

Try the L out on the car it should be fine.
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whish one are you using on your car ?
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hey dude i noticed your from sydney, so am i

where do you race at ? ec ?
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When i had my FW05R (now sold) i had the L block on

I am going to get an FW05RR i just love the car you wont be dissapointed with your car
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Hi there.....

I use the H rear suspension blocks...there are two of these both should be H. as per the setup sheet.

Re check your setup sheet once again as sometimes the drawings are different from what is written.

If the above are OK. Check for the downstop screws. May b u tighened them too much. As you said even when u tighten the springs the ride height does not change. IT SHOULD !! most of the cars ride height is set by the springs adjuster.

The downstop screws are located in the rear lower arm, bring them to Zero adjust the ride height.

If that fails post some pictures.. close ups taken from chassis height
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hey dude i noticed your from sydney, so am i

where do you race at ? ec ?
Hi yes i do race at EC

I also race at Moorebank
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Default changed the arms to L setting

OK last night i removed the rear section and changed to the parts labelled L thinking that it would lower the arms and in turn bring the wheels lower however this did not do anything at all....

i had the droop settings set to 8 mm like it says in the book, i know the book was pretty hard to understand but i followed the pictures and all looked pretty sweet

i will try post some pictures up tonight

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You can install the ball ends in the upper hole on the arm then you won't have to use as much of the threads on the shock body.
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Also, the rear shocks should be longer than the front shocks. Are those blacks in the rear the same as the front springs?
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thanks for that i noticed the i had small ball ends on the shock shaft instead of medium as it says in the book

now i know why

hahah oops
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wat difference does the L part and the H part do ?

just curious now that i know it wasnt this
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wat difference does the L part and the H part do ?

just curious now that i know it wasnt this
that's for the roll center adjustment. the simplified version is that lower roll center give you more traction and higher roll center allow more steering.
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