Never actualy thought of using the offset balls to change wheelbase, I suppose it's a mall thing that you can try if you're desperate, or have a set of wheels that make your car too wide for the rules.
My local club ran an endurance race yesterday for a bit of fun on our last night indoors, 1.5hours and four team members. My Cuda had a bit of strength testing in the practise.... I was going around quite nicely when all of a sudden I had a head on crash at almost full speed for both cars
the other silly driver had turned the wrong way out of the pits
My car died straight away and I was certainly worried, it must of been like a 40mph crash into a wall. The car itself was fine apart from the foam bumper being split around the body mount holes as it had been pushed back towards the bulkheads. The body shell is a bit torn around one body post but isn't too bad. The worst damage was done to my cells, the Xenon battery tape snapped (and this tape is tough) and the end cell came away from the rest, just needs resoldering.
The other car was a corrally assassin, it wasn't broken either, but his cells had moved under the tightly screwed down battery strap and bent the whole chassis
I'm probably lucky it was a head on crash, a more of a glancing blow woulf of ripped parts off both cars.
My car ran fine for the rest of the night and with well over 300 laps my team won the event by 5 laps
I keep seeing people putting big plastic bumpers on their cars and the idea seems stupid to me, you should let the foam do it's job and absorb the impact. You just need the right kind of foam, like the Cuda's fairly rigid stuff. A plastic bumper woulf of probably been ripped from it's mountings, something the happened a couple of times when I was driving a Sport 2 and learning to drive, one time the plastic bumper then got forced back into the front shock and broke the shock shaft.
Picking up my new 3PK later today
I was hoping to get to use it yesterday but the Royal Mail was slow
so I'll have to try and get to another club later this week for a bit of practise, otherwise it's first use will be on Sunday at the first SMTCA event