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Old 11-08-2006, 10:26 PM   #1
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Speedmerchant Rev 4 rear link suspension with the CRC Gen-x rear pod? I was thinking this over at the track today and realized what an awesome/weird idea it was. I love the adjustibility of the speedmerchant rear end but I hate the four-bolt pod plates. I know some custom cad and machine work would be in order, but think of the possibilities!

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okay, how about a question.

If I were to have a company (eg BMI) machine a new main chassis, rear lower deck, rear upper deck, and "x" brace that uses the speedmerchant rev4 style rear suspension and the crc x-brace pod plates, would there be a market for it?
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Maybe for bmi to use it as a link 1/12.
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true, but don't they have their own rear pod plates?
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not to worry,we are working on a new 1/12th car right now.it will be link style with a twist. keep your eyes open.it will be in testing within 2 weeks.if all goes to plan,it will raise the bar on 1/12th cars
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Old 11-09-2006, 05:48 PM   #6
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not to worry,we are working on a new 1/12th car right now.it will be link style with a twist. keep your eyes open.it will be in testing within 2 weeks.if all goes to plan,it will raise the bar on 1/12th cars
it looks awesome in the computer!! Cant wait to see it run!!

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will it have easy motor access with a fully adjustable rear suspension? and how about an ETA?
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very soon.if all goes well it will be available to the public by the snowbirds
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With the 4.5 rear pod you can very easily slide the motor out from the bottom, there is no need to remove the top plate. There is no way to make it easier.
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i think they are talking about removing the motor from the top of the pod like the gen x
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With the 4.5 rear pod you can very easily slide the motor out from the bottom, there is no need to remove the top plate. There is no way to make it easier.
correct, untill you have to solder wires to said motor
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correct, untill you have to solder wires to said motor
To get what you want here all you need to do is replace the one piece CRC links with adjustable ones like the SM car has. This was a common modification to make on Carpet Knives, I don't know if there are any obstacles to doing it on the new car, but I bet it would be possible.
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To get what you want here all you need to do is replace the one piece CRC links with adjustable ones like the SM car has. This was a common modification to make on Carpet Knives, I don't know if there are any obstacles to doing it on the new car, but I bet it would be possible.
yes and no. The other difference that I love about the SM car is how far out the tweak springs are and how the tweak plate is mounted. True, I could drill and tap holes to put the spring holders directly above the rear link mounts, but where is the fun in that
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smojoe....................dump that rev4.5 and get a crc gen x. You won't have to worry if you can get parts.
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yes and no. The other difference that I love about the SM car is how far out the tweak springs are and how the tweak plate is mounted. True, I could drill and tap holes to put the spring holders directly above the rear link mounts, but where is the fun in that
You're making an issue where there isn't one. Both are link cars, where the side springs are is a minor detail. If your problem is just soldering the motor wires on, try attaching them on the bottom lugs.
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