Appart from the chassis having 4 slots infront of the motor, which the Warpspeed hasn't...
The same happened when the BMI came out, everyone ripped it for being a Warpspeed wanabe. Look where they are now. Give the guy some time to explain the advantages of his idea first.
Any concerns with Chasis twist/flex? Seems like aa step backwards. With the Yokomo SD SSG, there was some flex, so they went to a tub/graphite style and because it was so stiff, they elimanted the upper deck. I'm sure the tooling is cost prohibitive, but it seems you might run in to this fundamental flaw? Going from tub back to carbon sheets seems like the wrong direction?
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I came up with the same idea for adjustable toe in using the front suspension components. I used a ball stud instead of a hex screw up on the chassis brace or diff half (don't remember exactly which hole I used). The reason I never ran it is this. As the suspension articulates, the toe in/out changes as the suspension compresses. It depends on the height of the ball, as far as if you shim it up or down as to what it does. I though that making the rear end have toe out when compressed would increase corner speed because the out side wheel would turn into the corner--like 4 wheel steering. However, toe out in the rear makes for a loose car, so when getting on power comming out of a turn, the toe out on both sides could get you into trouble. If you did the opposite and had toe in on compression, the outside wheels would be scrubbing tons of speed off, becasue it now has more toe in while cornering.
I think its a good idea, but would be very 'touchy' to get the height set exactly right so the toe in/out doesn't change. But it could be a HUGE tuning option...