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Old 11-06-2003, 07:23 PM   #16
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I don't see why it should not be an option... Front shock towers?
who needs a shock tower when you have a laid down shock. Just take it off
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who needs a shock tower when you have a laid down shock. Just take it off
Yup, you might just be right on that one.
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Master Lee, from winners is my HERO!! ,,

that car looks sick!!
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Old 11-07-2003, 08:22 AM   #20
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Very interesting. One way, diff or solid in minutes, huh? That will be excellent! The only thing that worries me is parts support in my area. As long as I can get parts, I may grab one. That was the main reason I was looking at the R40.
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Jimmy at Dougs Hobby Shop can get you the parts no problem or you can contact Lee at winners circle.parts are not a problem
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What would be the effect with regards to handling for having a lay down shock?- aggresive steering? I don''t know why I would want it though
It did not work on the veteq i guess, but I see it as an option on the 950/R and MS and Ralph have been using it
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Good Ol' Jim. Should have known. Moving to Upper Marlboro, I'm in between there and S&J. Guess I'll go back. After all, Bill can get all my Ofna stuff pretty quick, anyway.
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He'll keep the parts in stock he knows I run serpent and that im back racing now I asked him sat about getting the new car and parts and he said no problem
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centax you have to remember that the new car has a reactive rear end so you might not even need the shocks in a layed down pos.and also the more you laydown the shocks the softer the rear gets theirs other ways around that
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Sounds like a plan. Now if I can only find out the price on this thing, I'll have my mind made up and a new car for next season. Looks like the LD3 will be a backup after all...

One question: What is a reactive rear suspension, and what benefir would it be?
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Sounds like a plan. Now if I can only find out the price on this thing, I'll have my mind made up and a new car for next season. Looks like the LD3 will be a backup after all...

One question: What is a reactive rear suspension, and what benefir would it be?
Active Rear Suspension effectively gives you 3 wheel steering for tighter faster turning. When the car tilts to one side the toe-angle changes on the outside wheel.

It also is used for straightening the wheels up on straights so that you can achieve the most speed from the car with the minimum amount of friction drag from the wheels. When you brake the car rises at the rear and the wheels toe-in again for stability. When the car turns the outside wheel straightens again to give smoother faster steering.

I have been working on this system for 200mm cars for over 1 yr. It was first introduced in 1:8th On-road in 1995 by a company called BMT (who totally dominated with it).
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The price of the car is going to be between 400-430 from what I was told. The way the reactive rear end was explained to me it has something to do with rear tow change in the car as the suspension moves so it should benefit the car all around the track once you get the feel on how it works for your type of driving as in the tow changes as the car is in different situations on the track to best suit the situation the car is in. Now I could be wrong but thats what I understood from my conversation
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Thats it thanks for explaining better for me MOD.Yea he told me that they used it years ago in 1/8. What ya think of the car?
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Not the cheapest ride in the world, but then again... I'd get it with no objections if it were $350, but considering I can't run it in the winter ANYWAY, I have a few months to save up for it.

Thanks for the great explaination. It sounds almost like the rear suspension on the new Saab 9-3, if I'm reading correctly. This thing sounds like it will be a bear to get set up properly, though.
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