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Old 01-19-2016, 05:16 AM
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Originally Posted by moleman View Post
My standard size Orion 4500 shorty(ori14066) have close to zero gap to the battery brace.
If the foam strips are removed from chassis I measure 0,8-0,9mm gap.
You don't want the battery brace to be in contact/pressing on the battery, as that would affect the stiffness of the chassis.

I use a 40g steel block(approx. 40x10x4mm) in front of the battery (battery currently in rear pos).

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The car is actually designed to have the battery brace clamp down on the battery.

We go the opposite way of your suggestion and add foam strips under the carbon battery brace to ensure it clamps securely on the battery and then add an adjustable turnbuckle connected to the battery brace and the "waterfall" to further stiffen the chassis lengthwise and create more equal flex.

When doing so we also remove the flex screws from the waterfall under the chassis.

This works really good for us

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