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Old 04-14-2003, 04:26 AM   #16
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The Lola shells will work without the floating mount (Yokomo dont have a floating mount other than the Team MPP aftermarket version). The floating mount is only an aid that helps increase downforce even more regardless of what shell you are running.

Basically, all the floating mount does is keep the rear of the body level at all times when the car tilts in the corner. As a result the air flow over the whole rear wing is even. Without it, the side to the inside of the corner gets more downforce than the outside in a corner and you tend to loose traction which causes tailspin even with real grippy tires (one of the reasons the saloon bodies dont have high grip).

With the use of the floating mount on a Saloon body you can generate the same level of rear downforce as a Lola body without the floating mount.

Lola shells do work with rubber tyres but they wont last as long as foams will. Despite the fact that foam tires are softer feeling than rubber, they are actually more durable and are designed to withstand the forces applied to them in different ways to rubber tires.
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Have to agree with modellor. Lola's will work without floating mount. Many RR owners cut the ends off the floating mount to run TC or Lola bodies and the car seems to work about the same with or without the full mounts.

(what, me and modellor agree on something )
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Have to agree with modellor. Lola's will work without floating mount. Many RR owners cut the ends off the floating mount to run TC or Lola bodies and the car seems to work about the same with or without the full mounts.

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I have seen pictures of the RR and know what you mean... When you cut the ends of a floating mount on the RR, you don't cut away how the body mount is linked to the camber links.

You still get the full functioning of the floating mount the way it is meant to transfer downforce to the rear hubs.
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Old 04-15-2003, 11:08 PM   #19
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You still get the full functioning of the floating mount the way it is meant to transfer downforce to the rear hubs.
unfortunately, Kyosho put the floating mount contact point in the middle of the camber link, only 50% (approx.) of the down force got transferred directly to the rear wheels, the rest goes through the suspension system and then to the wheels. maybe this is because there wasn’t enough room to put the contact point at the end of the camber link. better than nothing I guess.
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unfortunately, Kyosho put the floating mount contact point in the middle of the camber link, only 50% (approx.) of the down force got transferred directly to the rear wheels, the rest goes through the suspension system and then to the wheels. maybe this is because there wasn’t enough room to put the contact point at the end of the camber link. better than nothing I guess.
Yes Data, I agree on that point... The RR floating body mount is is actually not the real thing. Like what you say, something is better than none. The real one is connected directly to the rear wheel bearing hubs.
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