Originally Posted by DesertRat
This is one big advantage of LiPos, we have the ability to add more weight in complex suspension setups instead of the rudimentary suspension that 1/12 has used for decades.
I still have to wonder if the cars will really go appreciably faster though, Matsukura or Hirosaka could make any car look like a handling breakthrough and I'm not so sure that the added complexity is a good thing. My car handles great and its still the old Associated-style sliding kingpin front end that dates back to before I was born
Well first it seems that we're going to wider longer chassis's
The RC125.2 Inline is longer and I think wider ft
The Yokomo is also longer and even gives optional wider front end chassis
So I guess what I'm saying is that things are getting slightly bigger
And to me to put in a more adjustable front end is a great idea
The ft tires will literally be going up/down straighter in corner or going straight thus maintaining consistant caster/camber with more potential of range of track/setups/conditions
The only difference is that the ft bottom arm can accommodate dive now with the CG being adjustable vertically up/down on 3 levels and tilted down/up on 2 levels with more precise droop limiting screws
And the spring won't be binding or getting dirty with the kingpin lube so you can put your energy on just setting CG or the shock
On a positive note regarding new front end what will raising the ft CG and using dive/anti-dive do and when will it be a good variable; Outdoor/Indoor/Bumpy/etc?