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How do I adjust the ride height..is spacers on the shocks the only method? This does not seem to make much difference.
08-08-2002, 09:49 PM
I think that might be the only method, but you could also get different shocks that are lower I guess.
08-09-2002, 01:11 AM
Yep, you use spacers to adjust the ride height. Other shocks have the type that screw down instead of spacers.
For the rear suspension, you have a hole on each of the suspension arms that goes down right into the part of the chassis that bulges out. When you put a screw through this hole, it will come through the other side, hit the chassis, push the suspension arm up, therefore lowering the car. Its nice to have the aluminum suspension arms for this because the hole is threaded. For the plastic ones, you will need a screw with coarse threads.
- Rick -
08-09-2002, 05:52 AM
cut springs..lol.. just kidding...
i heard someone say put spacers in the shocks so the shocks do stretch that far.. ( someone explain it better cuz i'm just going to cause more confusion)
anyways does anyone know how high a 4 tec is supost to be....
i want to raise mine up so i can go rally style and go off roading.. like on a dirt road..
08-09-2002, 11:26 AM
Are you looking to lower or raise the height of the car. I own a 4-Tec Pro and when I assembled the car I put 2 o-rings under the piston ( This is according to the building manual). This helps lower the car or it's also commonly called setting the droop.
You also talk about how high the car should be. Well that all depends on the track surface. When the track is smooth with high traction, I run my car at or around 4 or 5 mm. If the track is bumpy I raise the car to about 6-8 mm. Mostly if not all the time, I run with the rear of the car .5 - 1 mm lower than the front. This helps with traction on loose tracks. Hope this helps.
08-10-2002, 02:33 AM
Wouldn't putting spacers decrease the travel of the shocks? In other words, if you put too much, your shocks might not act like shocks at all, so be very careful. I read in RC car action that it's better to use new shocks that are shorter. I don't really know the logic in that, but they're supposed to be the experts.
Well I really want to raise the height, the car is too low and ss the bottom too often..how do I do that? I want it 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch off the ground.
08-11-2002, 12:05 AM
add more of the spacers..
i've heared about some people stretching the springs so it's longer..
but i would recomend that..
anyways when the car is half inch off the ground it handles horribly..
mine use to be like that but it just cant take turns so i slamed the car back down..
08-12-2002, 09:15 PM
I put strip ties in my shocks (small pic( [|&] ) [ ]=ends |=Striptie &=spring. it works well, and if it really needs travel it can travel if it needs it... but ya it's low cost and would be a low cost answer to your problem.
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