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Old Jan 15, 2019, 05:48 PM
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Lowest ride height

Hi guys,

I tried to do a search but could not any info. What is the lowest ride height CT9As can achieve without effecting the sensors(?).
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What sensors are you referring to?


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Old Jan 15, 2019, 08:48 PM
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What sensors are you referring to?
Not too sure. I just read somewhere lowering the evo too much can affect a sensor. Maybe the speed sensor
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Old Jan 16, 2019, 11:32 PM
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no. no sensors.
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Old Jan 17, 2019, 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by McRooster View Post
Not too sure. I just read somewhere lowering the evo too much can affect a sensor. Maybe the speed sensor
  • One of the biggest concerns w/running an extreme drop is serverly inverting the front A-arms which really throws off the suspension performance
  • Running an extreme drop will also involve the front tires getting into the well liners, tearing them up. The liner is needed to protect the harnessing running above the well
  • Not to mention the front bumper cover damage & issues w/driveways & such
Best to keep the ride height at a level where performance is optimized vs a "Stance" hard drop look

For reference my ride height = Fender to ground = Front 25.375" & Rear 25.000"

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Originally Posted by MinusPrevious View Post

For reference my ride height = Fender to ground = Front 25.375" & Rear 25.000"
is this the lowest you can get without problems?

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Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
is this the lowest you can get without problems?
Hey Nicolas

No, theres more room to go lower but the sacrifice would be suspension performance. My front arms are already inverted (see pic)

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How low you can go and how low you should go are certainly two different things. MP posted a great picture of how quickly thing get bad. If you want to be low up front you're going to have a tri-podding monster because front and rear roll centers drop a much different rate (3:1 vs 1:1). Unless you fix the RC issues, but I doubt you're ready for that step.

On stock uprights, Id stick to around 26-26.5 ground to fender height (assuming OEM sized 25.3" wheel) up front and 1/2" lower in the rear.
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Thanks for the photo. so the arms must be aligned in order not to experience suspension sacrifice.

26 in front and 26.5 in rear are where the arms are aligned if i understand correctly
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Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
Thanks for the photo. so the arms must be aligned in order not to experience suspension sacrifice.

26 in front and 26.5 in rear are where the arms are aligned if i understand correctly
Hi Nicolas

As you can see, im not that low. Its really set up for track work. Any time you lower these EvOs (any amount) the front arms will go inverted to some degree
Measure your EvO front & rear, fender to ground & let us know where it sits

What Dallas was referring to with the heights is approx 26 to 26.5" at the front & rear should measure approx 1/2" lower due to the body lines. So the rear, could be 25.5" to 26"

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Are you guys running 17 or 18 inch wheels? What is the ride height from the centre of hub to the guard?
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Originally Posted by McRooster View Post
Are you guys running 17 or 18 inch wheels? What is the ride height from the centre of hub to the guard?
Ive done that measurement before but most here were measuring from fender to ground, so ive been reporting that number.

Im on 17's but running a 265/40 w/a tire circumference of 79" vs the stock circum of 76.5"
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