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Old 08-15-2010, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default Ride height question for tube chassis car.

If you were setting up a pro stock style chassis from scratch and had no info on it as to where the front ride height should be what would you do?

I am figuring on setting it about half way through the front strut travel (Lamb struts) so it will have equal travel up or down. Is this a smart thing to do or what would work better?
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Default Re: Ride height question for tube chassis car.

Typically they are set to less than an inch of bump on the strut.
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Old 08-15-2010, 09:57 PM   #3
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Default Re: Ride height question for tube chassis car.

Most I have seen look like 1" or less from the bump stop at RH. I ain't no expert just my input.
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Default Re: Ride height question for tube chassis car.

The chassis kit from Chassis Engineering I had (sold it) told me to set frame rails at 6" and build from there............
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Default Re: Ride height question for tube chassis car.

I just reread your post............thought you meant building one..........nevermind what I said............
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Default Re: Ride height question for tube chassis car.

This is a car that is allready built. Just have no setup info on it for ride height.
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:13 PM   #7
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Default Re: Ride height question for tube chassis car.

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Set it where about 3/4" to 1" of the shock shaft is showing(I go closer to the 3/4" side). This is with the rubber bump stop piece in place. Once there, build away. What exactly are you doing? Re-doing the whole thing or what? Fill us in...
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Default Re: Ride height question for tube chassis car.

I'm just going completely over the whole chassis setup from front to back. Starting from scratch and remapping the 4-link too. The car is not happy and it's all chassis and shock related.

Gonna start fresh with a basic setup and just get it to go down the track smoothly.

Everybody tells me front ride height is very important but I don't have any info to go off with this car. So thats why I am asking this question.
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Default Re: Ride height question for tube chassis car.

Good deal Mark. Set the front up evenly to start. You have scales to work off of?
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Default Re: Ride height question for tube chassis car.

I have strange struts on my car and have it setup 3/4 of and inch
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Default Re: Ride height question for tube chassis car.

Can you call the guy that made it? Most have a set-up sheet
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Old 09-16-2010, 12:03 PM   #12
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Default Re: Ride height question for tube chassis car.

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I have strange struts on my car and have it setup 3/4 of and inch
Hi,
have you maybe a picture with this set-up?
I am struggling also with the strange struts.

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Default Re: Ride height question for tube chassis car.

maybe this will help? I put a piece of 3/4 blue tape around the strut shaft then I could push the upper cup down so the tape was level and tack it to the upper strut bar, that assured me both sides were set exactly the same height.

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