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Old 2008.08.16, 08:35 AM   #1
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rear droop and spring

was wondering what rear droop and spring rates do for the car? what does more rear droop do vs the rear pod being staight. also what effect does the rear shock spring do and why does everyone pre load front springs
thanks again. this mini stuff is new to me
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Old 2010.04.04, 10:18 AM   #2
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Anyone have an answer to this question??

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Old 2010.04.04, 03:57 PM   #3
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What do you want to know? More rear droop basically lets more weight load onto the front wheels without taking weight off the rear, so you can get more entry steering but at a cost of steering response (it'll feel a little floaty).

Preloading the t-plate to angle the rear pod downwards is a bad idea -- you'll just break t-plates like candy canes.

The top shock loads the rear wheels more, so you get a little bit more on-power traction the moment you pull the trigger, but less rear traction overall since you are, after all, stiffening up the rear end.

No, not everyone preloads front springs. You need to use preload spacers to set ride height, of course, but 'modern' MR02 setups need to extract the most grip possible out of the kingpin front suspension, thus no preload. The setup I used (last time I raced an MR02) had exactly zero preload and zero droop on the front end, a good balance between grip, consistency and response.
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