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Old 12-01-2013, 02:53 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by Oleg Babich View Post
What about 100% pneumatic tyres without the sponge inserts?
I have just remembered that I have tried this at 2002 TC Euro Champ in Lostallo and even finished some hits with still inflated tires.
Some benefits are obvious: less weight and possibility of the inner pressure adjustment.
Of course it needs a completely new design for the tires structure for better result but this is possible even for current tires.
Sounds good. Given the speeds that can be achieved balanced wheels would be worth a look.

I was also thinking different diameter and width.

Re shocks maybe we need more complicated valving ie velocity sensitive pistons and nitrogen.
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Old 12-01-2013, 08:02 AM   #47
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Originally Posted by edhchoe View Post
How about dampers with a spring inside the cylinder?
The current oil filled dampers rely on oil thickness and resistance through the holes in the pistons for dampening. And the rebound is set with ... It's hard to do different rebound accurately.

But if we had springs with different rates or/and lengths pushing the piston upward, setting the rebound would be a breeze. See my draft below.

Also the compression from full droop would be quicker which will translate to faster weight transfer front to back if desired. Or side to side without the use of excessively thick swaybars. Overall it will be another way to tune the shocks and suspension.
Well, this is the T-Shox principe, isn't it?
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:41 AM   #48
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It is Unfortunately the friction of the two o-rings handicaps the function and so there is now benefit left...
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