Had a look at the rear shocks earlier and now I see what you mean about the bodies being too long, but the chassis should bottom out before the shocks stop moving, although riding curbs will make them go too far so it's something on the future to do list.
Whilst checking the shocks I also noticed my chassis is delaminating at the right rear
It's been scraped badly I know, but the right corner is split down the middle and the top half is bending up slightly, much more and it will start to foul the suspension arm and ball
It's odd that the bottom half is perfectly flat whilst the top half has bent up though
and the edges were well sealed. There is also a bit of a chip out of the graphite in that side in the countersunk hole meant for short suspension arms, I wont be using them any time soon anyway. Good excuse to buy an upgrade kit though....
Racing tonight was a bit rushed to get it done before it was dark. Front end was gripping too well again and the rear wasn't stable. I went to Lab Pink springs up front, like I had been running a while back but I sanded the paint of the top and bottom and had the shock collars all the way up to get a decent ride height up front. I ended up moving the lower shock mount in a hole too to stiffen it up further. The rear still needs softer springs but I didn''t have anything tonight and the shock positions were as far out as they go so I just tried lowering it a little to give it a little more stability. Also needed to change my tyres as I running an old set, trying to save the good ones for big events, second run though the old ones went crap and there was nothing I could do to stop the car swapping ends in half the corners. Belts showing through in a few spots and coming off the rims, time for the bin. Put good CS22's on and all was ok again.
Last qualifier was my best, and half the other A final drivers as we had five cars running within 6 seconds of each other for most of the 5minutes. I ended up 4th on the grid and in the five minutes as I got ready to race I noticed the top left turnbuckle had come loose
and since it's on the side the diff gear is I couldn't get to the screw to stop it turning whilst I tightened up the ball
so to stop it moving as much I shoved blue tack around it
and went out to the grid where everyone was waiting for me
car wasn't handling too bad, probably the best all night apart from the inconsistancy on occasion. Got a bad first lap yet again and was last, then another guy who was in the A final for his second ever time made a few mistakes and so I easily passed him, he ended up over a lap behind I think by the end of the race. I was chasing down 4th and then the guy in 3rd started getting problems with his car and he dropped out after a few laps of running last. I would of been racing with him and the other guy I was chasing all race, I caught the guy now in 3rd quickly in the middle of the race, the cuda was taking awsome speed at the squared off corner at the end of the straight, but I wasn't quite as fast in another twistier section. Then I made a few tiny mistakes and let the lead car who was lapping me through far too early, lost a couple of second there alone, I was too darn nice
I was closing with about a minute to go but it would be close if I wanted to pass by the end of the race, then about three laps to go he started to dump, boy did I feel sorry for him as it would of been a close race otherwise, in the end I just breezed past him after a lap of him slowing, by the end I was a alf lap ahead and had a safe third place. I pretty good result considering.
With a bit more tuning to get some off power stability I should do well next week, if I'm not too tired from the Sunday before
Need a very good result to get into third in the championship though, something like 2nd in qualifying and the final. Last night for the club outdoors, should be interesting.