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Old 03-30-2008, 06:01 PM   #1
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I'm looking for any info on a ONroad 1/10th car that has laydown dampers. I know of the Predator that was done but is pretty old and hard to find now, but are there other types out there? I've got a particular type of racing class in mind where I need to get CG as low as I can (and becuase we build a metal cage around them the lower the better)....Any help would be appreciated..... Alternatively has any one converted a TC4 to a laydown type design...
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The car you need to look at is the TA05 IFS. It is the only TC that I now of that lays down shocks (front shocks).

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Like this?

http://www.speedtechrc.com/store/ebp...id=120&id=7404

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Missed it by ====>THAT<====== much.
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Old 03-30-2008, 07:17 PM   #5
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The Tamiya F201 also had cantilever shocks on both front and back.
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And the Tigermoth..

http://tigermothracing.com/products_10.html
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There is the latest Tamiya TB03 shaft drive now, as well as the TA05-ifs, ifs-R & TA05 ver-2.

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TA05 ver-2 (narrower chassis):
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woh looking at that tigermoth it looks really cool. very low CG, looks like its got low RC's as well. i bet this thing wont even need sway bars. and best part is the battery and motor are center mounted. im not convinced that laydown shocks lower the CG that much but its a cool idea. i have been considering getting a 1/10 scale TC maybe i'll try this thing out.
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I noticed that the dampers are mounted the wrong way. The cylinders should be connected to the "chassis" side, not the way they have shown. Mounting them as shown greatly increases unsprung mass...
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I noticed that the dampers are mounted the wrong way. The cylinders should be connected to the "chassis" side, not the way they have shown. Mounting them as shown greatly increases unsprung mass...
I don't think that's quite right. The cylinders are inboard, but it may be moot as I think both ends of the shock float, making the whole thing unsprung.
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I don't think that's quite right. The cylinders are inboard, but it may be moot as I think both ends of the shock float, making the whole thing unsprung.
Unsprung portion is whatever "moves" with the suspension. If the shocks were flipped around, the cylinders would not move with the suspension...
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We're going to have to agree to disagree as I haven't held one in my hand to verify exactly how the suspension does actuate. All I have currently are theories...
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The tigermoth LCG has a thread here. I think everything you are discussing can be clarified there. It does look like a nice car. Now it just has to be track proven.

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A friend made a laydown shock frontend for his pan car. I will see if I still have the picture.


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