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Old 11-11-2001, 04:11 PM   #481
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OK I have found the first weakness with this car!!! Well every car is allowed one right

The front up stops are made of a quite flexible plastic which flexes a heck of a lot when the hex screws bottom out. Therefore trying to set the chassis from not hitting the ground is quite difficult. I am going to get the K Factory aluminium pieces which I hope will fix this........

The rear ones work very well BTW.........
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Old 11-11-2001, 05:45 PM   #482
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OK I have found the first weakness with this car!!! Well every car is allowed one right

The front up stops are made of a quite flexible plastic which flexes a heck of a lot when the hex screws bottom out. Therefore trying to set the chassis from not hitting the ground is quite difficult. I am going to get the K Factory aluminium pieces which I hope will fix this........

The rear ones work very well BTW.........
i have almost all of the hop ups on my car but I dont really think the up stop is necessary.
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Old 11-11-2001, 06:02 PM   #483
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I understand that the upstops are useful for stopping the chassis from slapping the ground. At our track the places where you brake heavily are also very rough meaning the front of the chassis seems to hit the ground some giving understeer. I could raise the ride height, but that would affect the handling of the car elsewhere......

Or am I going the wrong way here........
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Old 11-11-2001, 06:08 PM   #484
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I understand that the upstops are useful for stopping the chassis from slapping the ground. At our track the places where you brake heavily are also very rough meaning the front of the chassis seems to hit the ground some giving understeer. I could raise the ride height, but that would affect the handling of the car elsewhere......

Or am I going the wrong way here........
well, in that case your car stop faster without the up stop. your main chassis does the job for you .
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Old 11-11-2001, 06:13 PM   #485
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well, in that case your car stop faster without the up stop. your main chassis does the job for you .
LOL thats true!!! I wouldn't mind except for the understeer.......
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LOL thats true!!! I wouldn't mind except for the understeer.......
you run rubber tire?
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Old 11-11-2001, 06:19 PM   #487
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No I am running foam trued down to 60mm........
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No I am running foam trued down to 60mm........
so you should have no problem for the chassis touching ground when applying brake. you should have stiffer suppension then we do as we run rubber tire here with no problem at all.
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Old 11-11-2001, 06:27 PM   #489
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Hmmm interesting..... I am running 4mm ride height....... Even if the track is rough you think it probably is not striking??
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Hmmm interesting..... I am running 4mm ride height....... Even if the track is rough you think it probably is not striking??
how rough ??
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Old 11-11-2001, 06:36 PM   #491
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The track surface is not broken. The surface is wavy in some areas mayby 1/2 inch variations......

So you would not recommend using upstops..... Can you see a bad side to using them.......
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The track surface is not broken. The surface is wavy in some areas mayby 1/2 inch variations......

So you would not recommend using upstops..... Can you see a bad side to using them.......
well, 1/2 inch is over 10mm !!! that is big difference.
I dont know how you can handle that even you have up stop !!
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well, 1/2 inch is over 10mm !!! that is big difference.
I dont know how you can handle that even you have up stop !!
LOL, it is like the ocean...... the variation is over 2 feet or so areas.....
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well, 1/2 inch is over 10mm !!! that is big difference.
I dont know how you can handle that even you have up stop !!
My track has a dip in it that will cause your car's wheels to leave the ground. I'd say the dip was much more than 1/2" (12.7mm).
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My track has a dip in it that will cause your car's wheels to leave the ground. I'd say the dip was much more than 1/2" (12.7mm).
so what do you do to handle that?
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