I have also plans to design flexplates at the back just like the db10RR. I run a DB10RR indoor and the flexplate design is super. For those that don't know, the flexplates are a cross between a t-bar and links. The flexplates of bmi are almost a 1:1 swap with the links except that the flexplates needs to be roughly 5mm longer and the two holes on the flexplate needs to be on a different place. The screw that hold the links on my chassis are a little more forwards then on the db10RR.
It is pure luck but the flexplates will be straight on the chassis if they are just stretched a little. The hole on the bottom pod plate where the spring rest will be used to attache the pivotball from the flexplate and the flexplate will be fixed on the chassis using one of the existing two holes on the chassis where you normaly can attach either the long or short links.
It would not be so difficult to get the measurments in CAD and stretch it a little. I will first get the car up and running but it is yet another option to play with in the future
. I do notice that with the links the center pivot gets bind when going towards the maximum pod movement. The flexplates don't seem to have this issue as they are fixed with a pivotball and plastic pivotplates on the pod. Together with the flex of the plates the centerball doesn't seem to bind while still retaining a sturdy link type fixure.
the thing that puts me off using shocks at the front at this moment is the fact that all the constructions so far are using different screw holes then the standard asso style screw pattern. If someone would come up with an idea for using a front end using the same associated style bolt pattern while keeping the same width and clearance for the Lemans bodies it would be a very nice option
. Then everyone with a corally, bmi, x-ray etc. could just retrofit it easily.