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Old 10-19-2010, 06:57 AM
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is that a shock piston set-up for a rear chassis brace


http://gallery.neobuggy.net/2010-Rac...53131804_U8ckX
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Old 10-19-2010, 07:17 AM
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Yeah!

This concept is similar: http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Chassis-Brace
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is this something truhe has been testing for awhile now or is this new
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Originally Posted by nitrozilla View Post
is this something truhe has been testing for awhile now or is this new
They have been around for a while for other cars. Fioroni makes them. Basically pointless i think unless you want the bling, it still allows flex but im sure not as bad as plastic though.

http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_...-Chassis-Brace
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Old 10-19-2010, 08:23 AM
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Been something the Losi team has been trying out for awhile, some have been running without a brace, but this allows them to go that route without worrying about tweeking the chassis.
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Old 10-19-2010, 09:17 AM
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Damped chassis have been around since the mid-90's but always abandoned after a while. Mugen Athletes (Evo?) had them, even at the front. The latest Yankees had them as a option, and it was a usual fixture on the SVM Crono's (Europas) and was an integral part of the car's suspension with an articulated chassis (as opposed to the Athlete, which was more about controlling flex)

Re the fioroni thingy, it serves a different purpose - it's more of a "flex limiter" than a damper (it isn't damped anyway). It allows the chassis to flex, but to a certain extent only (a few degrees). It can also be locked to be like a normal alloy rear brace just by screwing in an M3 screw. More than "just bling" if you ask me...

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Truhe used the other brace from Fioroni on his car at the Nats http://www.amainhobbies.com/advanced...words=ot-ur312 and said it was very good. The spring loaded brace is a tuning option and speaking specifically about the one for the Losi car, I have spoken to several drivers who have used it and said it improved the handling and ease of driving of the car, especially on rough tracks. They are not pointless by any means.
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Originally Posted by garen View Post
Truhe used the other brace from Fioroni on his car at the Nats http://www.amainhobbies.com/advanced...words=ot-ur312 and said it was very good. The spring loaded brace is a tuning option and speaking specifically about the one for the Losi car, I have spoken to several drivers who have used it and said it improved the handling and ease of driving of the car, especially on rough tracks. They are not pointless by any means.

I have been running those braces for several months and let me tell you. If you want more flex the thin brace will give it to you. Tons more than a plastic brace. Espically on a truggy. I have also bent one of those thin fioroni braces in 1/2 in my e truggy it's just too much for it. But if flex is what you are after those fioroni braces deliver. I like them. Plus the bling factor is huge.
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Did anyone else notice Truhe running red springs in the rear, super soft rear end.
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Originally Posted by neobart View Post
Did anyone else notice Truhe running red springs in the rear, super soft rear end.
Yep.

And did anyone else read the race report where it stated that Truhe's handling seemed to go to pot and get worse as the race went on...

Maybe his rear flex-damper shock died/went flat/changed rebound...
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Originally Posted by Frank L View Post
I have been running those braces for several months and let me tell you.
I noticed the review on Amain says it mounts with a 4-40 instead of a 5.

Is that true?

Could you drill it to accept a 5-40 instead? Or did they not leave enough material around the eyelet?
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to me if you run a tft flex chassis on a 1.0 t or a 2.0 t why whould you need it ? isnt too much flex a bad thing espially for the gear mesh/ clutchbell ?
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Originally Posted by tc5 man View Post
to me if you run a tft flex chassis on a 1.0 t or a 2.0 t why whould you need it ? isnt too much flex a bad thing espially for the gear mesh/ clutchbell ?
Isn't most of the flex behind the motor to the rear end?
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Originally Posted by sluggo_sx8 View Post
Isn't most of the flex behind the motor to the rear end?

im not sure i thinks its on the front and rear .
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Originally Posted by tc5 man View Post
to me if you run a tft flex chassis on a 1.0 t or a 2.0 t why whould you need it ? isnt too much flex a bad thing espially for the gear mesh/ clutchbell ?
all the flex is done at the rear of the chassis.. the center part (gear mesh area) is solid as a rock with the motor mount/radio box acting as the chassis stiffener.

The rear brace if swapped for a thinner one
(this case in Frank L case)

Will allow the Rear to be more settled on ruff Cali tracks and seem easier to drive on and off power through said "ruff" tracks.
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