Originally posted by Julius
I guess you hold the chassis down and with the other hand tried to pull the shock tower backward or twist it.
That force is never on the shock tower. What you are doing does not happen during driving so it is not an issue.
I have never seen the HPI car you mention so I don't know what the problem with that car is.
Yes, thats right, if you attempt to twist the rear shock tower (left hand side backwards, right hand side forward v/v) then you will see the flex on the rear gearbox upper cover.
I'm not so sure that the car will not see this....if one shock is loaded and the other is not ie. going around a corner, then the shock tower will see a similar twisting effect.
What you effectively end up with is the rear shocks are softer...but this softness is not entirely controlled by the springs.
In most cars...you would try to have the most rigid platform to mount the shocks so that all the suspension work is done by the suspension and not but the unpredictable gearbox flex.
Anyway, time will tell...if Serpent does not modify this area with options then we will all know it is part of the design.