I've just spent the last week interstate (didn't take the cars, lucky because it rained the whole time), been doing some maintenance this morning, I've found that the rear suspension pivot mount is bent, yep that's a piece of 2.5 or 3mm aluminium bent.
The class I race in seem to find that it's easier to use the car ahead as brakes, most of my damage to date has centred around the rear of the car, destroyed rear shocks, torn off shock mount pins, broken ballcups, broken suspension arms, broken pivot pins, bar a front belt issue (which was a badly worn spur gear drive), I've had very few problems with the car.
In fact, since I've missed 2 meetings, I'm not looking forward to putting the car back on the track & facing the repair bills, I've been starting to look around for a nitro TC, there seems to be less 'biff & barge' going on in that class.
Yes I know that you have to expect some 'push & shove' whilst racing, but I've been getting cleaned up 3/4 of the way through the corners AFTER moving aside to give away the 'line'. I'm still getting both the cars & myself 'up to speed', but not sure that I want to continue along the electric TC path as the costs of running the 2 (soon to be 3) cars has become around that of running a gas TC.
Guess what I'm saying is, the cars are built tough, they've taken the pounding I've given them, the only issues I'm having is from impacts from a position that you wouldn't expect (nor would the designers), the fact that the mount has bent & the chassis or any of the other rear end components didn't fail is a testimony to how well the SpecR cars are built, my car is the newer ProSpec model so uses the thinner chassis.
Oh, Marty, this isn't aimed at you, you always run into me in the middle of a straight
, pretty sure it's intentional
, otherwise how are you going to beat me, oh wait
, my car breaks down when the others use me as brakes, then you beat me.