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Offline gtpete

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Ride height
« on: December 26, 2018, 11:57:45 PM »
Hello. I am just about to start my FED build and would be interested to know what kind of chassis ride height a lot of you guys run ? Thanks in advance Pete.

Offline fuel749

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Re: Ride height
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2018, 01:01:06 PM »
I set my stuff at 3 3/4

Offline THE FRENCHTOWN FLYER

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Re: Ride height
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2018, 07:26:16 PM »
My chassis guy uses 4". Even though the minimum spec is 3" It makes it a lot harder to load / offload at that height and he says the difference in e.t. is nil. Not to mention high centering it on eneven ground.

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Re: Ride height
« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2018, 11:49:44 PM »
Thanks guys for your replies. I guess I'll have more questions as the build progresses. Thanks again.

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Re: Ride height
« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2018, 05:28:15 PM »
actaully spec is 3" front to 12" past front axle centerline and 2" minimum rest of car if I am not mistaken. I am at 3.25 front and just under 3 at motorplate. Make sure to allow for tires at race pressure.
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