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Author Topic:   Ride Height/Slider Bottoming Out
msnead
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 77
posted July 21, 2005 02:11 PM  
After setting the ride height to the DirtWorks reccomendation, I gently stood on the rear bumper and bounced a little to settle the suspension before taking my measurement and the slider on the left rear bottoms out if I bounce too hard. If I raise the ride height so it doesn't bottom out, then the rear is way up in the air. My concern is that under hard deceleration, the slider may bottom out and be damaged.

As far as the heights go, the DW reccomendation is:

LF: 5" - 5 1/4"
RF: 5 1/2" - 5 3/4"
LR: 5 3/4" - 6"
RR: 6" - 6 1/2"
*Add 1" for UMP/Hoosier tires.

My current ride heights are:

LF: 5 3/8"
RF: 5 7/8
LR: 6 3/8"
RR: 6 5/8"
I am running on Hoosier Tires.

I need to lower the height to get angle in the z-link bar. Any suggestions for the slider problem and what changes should I make to the ride height?

Thanks,

m

dluna
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 334
posted July 21, 2005 04:37 PM  
You could shorten your hiem joints on both ends of the slider, then take up the slack by compressing the spring more and more with the threaded bucket on the slider until you have reached the original ride height.

Seems like that could maybe get you a little more clearance. Perhaps changing the upper mounting point would be easier???

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