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Old 11-18-2005, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default japanese trend, rear body posts in front of rear wheels?

ive noticed lately that some japanese manuf's are selling hopups for different cars that move the rear body posts forward to somehwere in front of the rear tires.

the hirosaka pro4 is like this, and also some of the new parts for the cyclone.

anyone know whats up with this?
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:07 PM   #2
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1. To reduce direct impact to the rear shock tower when you have a hard body roll crash. Mostly the body posts are attached to the rear bulkhead, so it safe up your rear shock tower.
2. Model trends, as you know... Japanesse...
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It must be for that some kind of aerodinamics control or whatever which I don't want to understand

I also don't think many expert driver do modification on their car only to bullet proof them from big crash or something like that as you all may know, one mistake on such a high competition level then it's all over.

Bullet proofed car is only for club beginner LOL... or for prime minister...
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Usually moving them forward requires longer posts to make the contact with the roofline. Longer plastic posts makes for a weaker body mounting system. Personally, I'd rather have shorter posts even if they were a little more exposed to impacts.
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If it's new and different, it must be better..... right?? LoL!!
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If it's new and different, it must be better..... right?? LoL!!
If it's new and different, it must be Japanese!
Those guys are always looking at innovating and trying new things.
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If it's new and different, it must be Japanese!
Those guys are always looking at innovating and trying new things.
And take more bucks from your wallet...
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and who taught them that technique...
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Seems to me that many of the new things they introduce is only done so to extract more american dollars. New and different is not always better!!!
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will this work in Europe?
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i suppose you could be cynical about it, but the people that are doing it arent exactly the swindling type imo.

i mean the mods that hirosaka made to the pro4 are all intelligent.

seems to me that it would make the green house and front of the body more supported. which would help aerodynamically and in barrel rols! (landing upside down on the front of the body)

idk tho, even that fails slightly when you consider that mounting the rear posts on the shock tower is a fantastic place to do so because its VERY strong in the vertical plane.

so yeah maybe it is dollar dollar bills

and now they richer with my 2 cents
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And take more bucks from your wallet...
Well I believe you've got a choice NOT to give them your precious bucks !

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Well I don't think its a money issue. Is it possible that the thought is that in cornering the centrifcal forces acting on the body will be transfered to the chassis ahead of the rear wheels so it is more evenly balanced?
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Oh by the way, rear body mounts have been in front of the rear wheels on super speedway and on road pan cars for about 25 years. When I raced oval cars, I was always trying to figure out a way to move them behind the rear wheels for better stability and less air turbulance on the top of the car.
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