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Old 09-02-2008, 04:23 PM   #1
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Default Droop, my first attempt at it.

I finally wrapped my head around the concept, and once I did, I feel pretty strongly that it will help me enjoy my crawlers more. I think it will especially help my ax10 that bounces all over the place with its high speed brushless when I'm just out bashing around, but this is my berg with front droop only right now.

I used nylon spacers on the outside to limit travel of the stock berg shocks, and inbetween them I put several sliced sections of fuel tubing, that can easily be cut out to allow for more travel if I choose. I used a 40mm internal spring that I picked up in an 80 pack of assorted springs at home depot.

Any comments are welcome. I won't really get a chance to play with it any time soon, because of my work schedule, but here it is:





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Old 09-02-2008, 05:59 PM   #2
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Put the internal spring on the rod side of the piston.
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Old 09-02-2008, 06:43 PM   #3
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ummm... thats not really a droop set up

true, your running internal springs but, the spring needs to be on the rod side of the piston for it to be droop.

at the moment your just running internal springs in a conventional set up
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:27 PM   #4
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Old 09-02-2008, 08:27 PM   #5
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Droop is how much the suspension extends when you pick up on the vehicle, correct? Well it picks up another 1/2-3/4" inch when I pick it up.

I'm not sure what it would serve to have it on the rod side, but I'll think on it for a while.

Edit: Droop is how much the suspension extends when you pick up on the vehicle, correct?

What you are talking about is known as FULL droop. Droop is the term used to describe the settling of the suspension as the chassis is raised, or the tires lose contact with the ground. Putting the spring on the rod side so the damper (shock) stays in a normally compressed state is full droop, as in, no more droop can be achieved, due to the shocks being the limiting factor. In the real world, automobiles rarely if ever run with no droop whatsoever, because the ride would be MUCH to stiff and jarring, but in the rc world, there is no passengers to complain, and the spring to weight ratio is much higher than that of every day passenger vehicles.

See? You can learn something from a newb.

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Old 09-02-2008, 08:40 PM   #6
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I run my droop completely without springs and use shock oil thickness to control the speed of the droop. I also use fuel tube on the OUTSIDE of the shock body to act as limiters to adjust ride height. (Shocks are inverted). Currently running at 2.5" GC.....and fully extended I pickup another 1.25" or so.
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