Short story long:
My 2.5 years-old ERBE was setup with LT rockers/shocks, using provided LT springs. All was stock except for wheels/tires and Tekno sway bars. Never even disassembled shocks. All was right and good!
Then, one of the sway bars broke, I removed it while awaiting parts and decided to switch to P2 rockers/shocks, again all stock parts. Didn't like it.
- Switched back to LT rockers/shocks
- Reinstalled Tekno sway bars
- Replaced shock oil with Traxxas-provided 40wt
- Replaced stock pushrods with the red aluminum ones (5318x)
- Replaced stock toe links with the black aluminum ones (5338A)
- Realized that I had been using the stock pushrods with the blue spacers, which are not for LT.
- The 5338A toe link instructions state that they should be 6" long, including ends. My stock ones were
at least 1/8" longer. I followed the instructions, but then had to lengthen them because they were too short.
- After refilling shocks, I noticed that if I compressed them (without springs) some would partly extend themselves others wouldn't. Not sure which is correct?
ERBE sits low and can be pushed all the way down to the floor, but will only rise a small amount (bulkhead will be bellow where it would have been with level lower arms). This is particularly true in the rear even with the pre-load at it's compression limit.
I temporarily disconnected the sway bars, but it didn't make any difference.
I don't think this can be explained by the (now) shorter pushrods (no spacers). Right?
Even if I messed-up the shock oil replacement, it wouldn't affect sag, right?
In a stock setup, should the rear lower arms be level? Should they go back to level after the rear is pushed all the way down?