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Old 04-09-2015, 01:56 PM
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Does anyone run monoshock on their touring car? I was thinking about a monoshock front end for my ff03 just curious as to the advantages and disadvantages vs a normal duel shock setup.

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advantage... looks interesting?
disadvantage... every movement one one side will in a way affect the other side. higher complexity. much harder to tune well.

might make cool project, but there are cars that already utilize this setup if you just want to have a mono shock car.
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I Ask cause I mainly race carpet and just want to know if it offer any advantages, since me and my friend always have a no rules race everytime he comes to visit. Can you list some touring cars that use this setup. The complexity of it would be less then a normal setup with dual shocks
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Tamiya M01 and M02. Tamiya Hot Shot. None of these cars have been manufactured in about 15 years.

The roll center would be off because the shock wouldn't compress directly at the centre, which would also lend itself to an interesting tweak.
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I know in real life there have been alot of test done with monoshock the main advantage is aerodynamic and a simple package. But I am just wondering if it offer an advantage in rc cause I know the dynamics don't always scale up the same.
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this is the design I am going for
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Originally Posted by Speed Chaser View Post
this is the design I am going for
Thats what I thought you were saying. not really any advantage especially since it will mess so much with the car in corners. It basically adds in inside to the corner suspension stiffness when cornering, or when one side compresses. In other words the exact opposite of what a sway bar does. Not really a big problem in drifting, and perhaps an advantage to get more chassis roll.
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Thats what I thought you were saying. not really any advantage especially since it will mess so much with the car in corners. It basically adds in inside to the corner suspension stiffness when cornering, or when one side compresses. In other words the exact opposite of what a sway bar does. Not really a big problem in drifting, and perhaps an advantage to get more chassis roll.
Actually it doesn't. I know it seems like it would but it doesn't work that way. What it does mean is that there is NO damping in roll.
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Originally Posted by wingracer View Post
Actually it doesn't. I know it seems like it would but it doesn't work that way. What it does mean is that there is NO damping in roll.
looking at the geometry a little bit more you do seem to be right! if the droop is bottomed out,say with droop screws then it would increase stiffness, i think?

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I know yokomo pan car used a monoshock front end and it handle pretty good when I test drove one. when it comes to tuning I don't tune my car based on chart or angle or by copying some setup, I just tune by the feel of the car

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Originally Posted by Speed Chaser View Post
I know yokomo pan car used a monoshock front end and it handle pretty good when I test drove one.
It works thanks to antirollbar - it's 2-3mm in diameter, that'll be pretty stiff.

I'm thinkink about similar setup for my rally car - either monoshock alone with ARB or soft main dampers with additional third damper.
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