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    Hey Guys,
    Quick question, how do you guys set your ride height? I have chosen to use 12" or 14" inch travel Fox shocks. I will be setting the min frame to ground under full bump at 100 mm. do you then plan for your ride height to be a certain percentage of shock stroke i.e. 1/3 of compression? I will be running 30 x 9.5 x 15" tyres. I will then set my A-arm lengths to attain the correct camber at planned rife height.

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    From my research on this site, most guys have been setting ride height at about 40% of their wheel travel. Is you have 12" of wheel travel, set your ride height at 4.8" bellow full droop, then your full bump will be 7.2" lower than ride height.
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    Thanks Linden. I have been hunting for that info on the site. Cheers
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    Yes no problem, that's just the take I have seen for setting up ride height! Cheers
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    I have just been through K-Fab's post on front suspension design. Some pretty heavy stuff, but it will pay dividends later on.

    Cheers.
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    It may take some tweaking to get it set to your liking.

    Depending on the terrain and your driving style, you may raise or lower your ride height depending on how your suspension reacts.

    I raised mine until I balanced the light bottoming and topping out of the suspension. I ended up just above 60% of the shaft showing with two people in the car. This is probably closer to 50% of suspension travel left since the shocks are progressive.
    Proud owner of a two seat pucker-mobile. Funco inspired mini buggy powered by a Busa. Giving out free rides to anyone brave enough.
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    Thanks plk, Cheers.
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