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Old 04-02-2012, 07:49 PM   #46
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:18 PM   #47
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pop the lid on it! lets see the chassis!

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Old 04-03-2012, 07:16 AM   #49
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...lets see it run on 3+ Lipo.......
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4\27 Available Amain. I'm so Blown away by how freaking badass this car is. The car, the portable track, Ipod controls and the price. I can't wait.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0z7cct9ww7Q Traxxas you guys are so smart. You know you can't just have one. Two for a race. Sell it as paired kit with the timing system included $899.00.
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Drove it this afternoon on 2s (just before having to go back inside due to a tornado warning)......ummmmm.....its still fast and still a handfull on 2s if you bump launch controll....we were about to drag two of them (one on 2s and one on 3s), but we ran the 2s for so long that by the time a 3s came along, the 2s was almost dumped....
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Old 04-03-2012, 06:24 PM   #53
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Mmmmm burnt rubber always good in the morning.
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it's a 3 link rear end with no panhard bar and heim joints.......how the hell does the rear pod stay centered? it should be able to move side to side at least a 1/4"?
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A 3 link supsension doesn't need a panhard or a watts link because the upper center link does the same thing. If they was to run a parallel 4 link then they would mainly because of mounting points and a whole of geometry that goes with it
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a 3 link only looses the watts if all links don't end in heim joints. it depends on the type of 3 link......

In this case, if those three links where it, it would HAVE to have a panhard bard because all links end in ball joints. It WOULD wobble.

However, I just saw another pick of it. There's a fourth "link" in the dead center, bottom, that's a fixed revo style pillow ball.

While I'm sure that will solve the wobble, wtf? Has traxxas never seen a triangulated three link? It has limited to no vertical travel now, and to many extra parts. It's cool, but I really wanna take on and do a scale suspension on it now that would work better.
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If you are having wobble in a hiem joint suspension, it means you have too much internal play in the joint itself. Yeah you can rotate the link but that is for articulation of the rear end. Drag cars acutually don't need much travel in the rear suspension. Just enough to transfer weight to the rear to hook up the tires.
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this thing needs a working parachute...........
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If you are having wobble in a hiem joint suspension, it means you have too much internal play in the joint itself. Yeah you can rotate the link but that is for articulation of the rear end. Drag cars acutually don't need much travel in the rear suspension. Just enough to transfer weight to the rear to hook up the tires.
This is debatable. It comes down to link setup and tire setup. I have seen plenty of big power street cars on radials that fully utilize the full travel available. It is very common on a big turbo car to have a converter that flashes before the turbo hits full spool, this allows the car to set up (compress the rear end) before the full power kicks in.

I think it is foolish to have such limited travel on a drag car like this. I think that is why there is a wheelie bar and there are photos of it pulling wheelies. I think one of the first aftermarket upgrades that will come out for this thing is a proper four link
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I agree with you on set up is key. I think traxxas went with the 3 link mainly for lack of space in that area. I would rather it would have a triangulated 4 but I have e seen a few 3 links be very competitve. The new mustangs all run a 3 link rear.
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