Originally Posted by M-Technic
Are you trying to eliminate chassis scrape to keep your chassis looking brand new? If so, just buy a chassis protector. If you are doing it because you think it is bad for handling, well, putting any type of limiter on the shock or otherwise will have the same effect once the limiter is hit (just the same as if the chassis hit).
I guess I don't follow what you are trying to achieve.
i will put an example scenario so you all understand why i think there is a problem.
say you are traveling on a straight line and there is a speed bump ahead vertical to road. (race tracks will not have that but it is still a viable scenario for a basher)
At this point, with the current set up of the car, the wheels will get pushed all the way up and off the ground and then the chassis will hit the bump and send the car flying.
If we are able to adjust suspension travel so that it doesn't allow the chassis to touch, then the outcome changes. At that point, the wheels will not get pushed upwards above the chassis but they will instead take the hit instead of the chassis. The wheels being made of plastic and foam are able to absorb the impact much better than the aluminium chassis. The end result will be less of a jump or no jump at all depending on the speed of the attack.
The added benefit will be no damage to the chassis (and i do not mean just scratches.)
So yes, adjusting suspension travel so that it prevents the chassis from hitting the ground is important in my book but it may not be important on a race track where such a scenario does not apply. Even so, on a track, allowing lower ride height with less suspension travel will prevent the sides of the chassis from scraping the ground at high speed cornering. Suspension travel is important in the "big world" of car racing and i don't see why it is left out in small scale racing.