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Old 01-12-2009, 12:29 PM
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very interesting...
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very interesting...
i concur.
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Old 01-12-2009, 02:32 PM
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Hmm the info says a price of USD $100-$200 not yet confirmed. Seems inexpensive for a top level toruing car
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read again, it says 100 - 200 MORE than the current class of TC.
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I thought about doing the drive train this way a long time ago on my TC3. I could never find off the shelf bevel gears that would make it work correctly.
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Old 01-15-2009, 10:28 AM
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Some new pictures and reports are added...
http://www.awesomatix.com/prototypes.html
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Originally Posted by TRF415boy View Post
read again, it says 100 - 200 MORE than the current class of TC.
Opps you are correct. $600 for a TC, that'll make xray look cheap
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All the magic

Still don`t got how the suspension works and on what it is based, but i dont care as long as it`s good.
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It wonder,... looking at the front suspention drawings it may be a rebound type suspension that is used in pan cars???
I do not know about the carbon fiber lower control arms either, snap snap.
Steering looks like the TC3 system
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Secrets of Awesomatix shocks reveal step by step:
http://www.awesomatix.com/dampingsystem.html
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Originally Posted by BTW1 View Post
Secrets of Awesomatix shocks reveal step by step:
http://www.awesomatix.com/dampingsystem.html
WOW! That is really interesting! It functions sort of like a leaf-spring as a dampening effect. I know I am using leaf-spring wrong here, but I forgot what similarly used dampening system works like leaf-springs on current trucks.

This car is definitely looking pretty interesting. As far as the shaft drive solution, I was thinking more on the lines of some sort of slipper effect. But this is really damn interesting. Now I can't wait to see this car in action.
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I would say the big yellow round thing is what they call a rotary dash pot, it will be doing the damping and the what looks like a coiled leaf spring will do the springing.
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I dunno, this thing reminds me too much of how a leaf-spring type suspension would work. One thing I am not too crazy about these types of setup is how fast the dampening effect wears out. Furthermore, what if you get that one hard hit against a wall while racing.

I'm almost tempted to ask for a crash-test video.
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