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5IVE T Suspension Adjustment Questions

josegarcia8578

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All,

I noticed that my rear wheel are rubbing on the rear fenders. I see the back of the truck sag during acceleration, whuxi I believe is causing the rubbing. How can I adjust the suspension to compensate? This is my first time adjusting a susnpenion.

Would I need heavier fluids in the back shocks? Or stronger springs? Or do I adjust the collars?

Overall, can you guys give me examples of what shock oil vs spring changes would do to the supension?

Thanks in advanced!
 

Z.hb71

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All,

I noticed that my rear wheel are rubbing on the rear fenders. I see the back of the truck sag during acceleration, whuxi I believe is causing the rubbing. How can I adjust the suspension to compensate? This is my first time adjusting a susnpenion.

Would I need heavier fluids in the back shocks? Or stronger springs? Or do I adjust the collars?

Overall, can you guys give me examples of what shock oil vs spring changes would do to the supension?

Thanks in advanced!
You can first try adjusting the collars but know that the more you adjust it the more bouncy it will get, so try and see if doing that gives you a good ride (not too bouncy), if you try heavier springs, I believe changing the oils will only change rebound but I could be Incorrect (someone correct me if I'm wrong)
 

dougstar

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All,

I noticed that my rear wheel are rubbing on the rear fenders. I see the back of the truck sag during acceleration, whuxi I believe is causing the rubbing. How can I adjust the suspension to compensate? This is my first time adjusting a susnpenion.

Would I need heavier fluids in the back shocks? Or stronger springs? Or do I adjust the collars?

Overall, can you guys give me examples of what shock oil vs spring changes would do to the supension?

Thanks in advanced!
51896these are the rear hing pin braces and the little black insets change toe and anti squat
if you change the anti squat in the rear to 3 degrees it will raise the back suspension(y)
i just change mine from 2 to 3 and it makes a big difference (y)
 

dougstar

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For off road you don't want super stiff
Suspension I would adjust the shock a bit
But don't go overboard 👍🏻 you'll see better results by changing your anti squat👍🏻
51898
 

Cupton79

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Unfortunately the 2.0 isn’t like the B.. 😔... for it you have to change the whole toe plate

At some point I’m gonna upgrade mine to the 5ive B setup... much better I think
 

Cupton79

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What do you mean? What do you consider the whole toe plate?

The kit says it fits the 2.0
The kit does bolt right on the 2.0... but... For the 2.0 the toe plates aren’t adjustable themselves

If you remove the 2 bolts that hold them on and you remove the outer plastic piece you’ll see the toe plate which will be marked what degree it is... to change it you must buy a different set.. DDM sells em in different degrees..

The 5ive B comes with adjustable toe plates... as the pic Doug uploaded shows has different inserts to change toes settings... a much better setup IMO
thats a pic of the 5t [email protected]Cupton79 is right cant change it with out buying in the tlr part😞

View attachment 51900

Dag-nabbit! You tree’d me Doug! 😂😂😂
 

josegarcia8578

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Got it guys. The current set up does not allow for inserts. I would have to buy the tlr kit which would allow for the inserts. That's what I understood. I wonder why they didnt include that kit in the stock config? Haha
 

josegarcia8578

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5t is rtr 5b race kit(y)
So 5t is ready to run set up
And the 5b is like a race kit (more tuning/better out of the box parts)
So the 5b is better equipped to run?? I thought the 5ive t was better Haha I'm new to this 1t5h scale. Isnt the 5b cheaper (price wise) than the 5t?
 

Billp

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Adding to what's been said, thickening the centre diff oil will reduce power transfer to the front, reducing that squat in the rear. Don't thicken it too much though or it will kick the rear end out too easily when turning.
 
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