Like Tree1Likes

BMI Racing Discussions

Old 10-08-2003, 12:12 AM
  #31  
Tech Adept
 
Cracker78's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Green Bay, WI
Posts: 140
Default

hey i think that top plate looks pretty cool and alot more functional than others I have seen. Will it also fit on the tub chassis?
Cracker78 is offline  
Old 10-08-2003, 05:03 PM
  #32  
Tech Lord
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
protc3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Spring Hill,Florida
Posts: 10,867
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

thanks man.this brace wont fit stock due to style of motor mou.i am going to be selling a seperate brace for the stock tub.it is going to be narrow.the stock tub is very stiff,i would like to eliminte a little bit of the compressin though.ill keep you posted
protc3 is offline  
Old 10-08-2003, 05:09 PM
  #33  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 992
Default

Is the standoff and motor mount going to be blue?
Aku-Man is offline  
Old 10-08-2003, 05:14 PM
  #34  
Tech Lord
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
protc3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Spring Hill,Florida
Posts: 10,867
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

the standoffs,motor mount,and center aluminum brace are all going to be blue.im working on getting a good anodize match as we speak
protc3 is offline  
Old 10-08-2003, 05:15 PM
  #35  
Tech Lord
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
protc3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Spring Hill,Florida
Posts: 10,867
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

isnt it amazing what you can get for 100 bucks
protc3 is offline  
Old 10-08-2003, 05:26 PM
  #36  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 992
Default

How thick is the lower deck?
Aku-Man is offline  
Old 10-08-2003, 05:26 PM
  #37  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 992
Default

isnt it amazing what you can get for 100 bucks
Aku-Man is offline  
Old 10-08-2003, 05:30 PM
  #38  
Registered User
 
2Tenths's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 220
Default

I used to run a TC3, but sold it , so I thought I'd make recommendations before the chassis goes into full production.
Firstly, you may want to move the battery position as close as possible to the center shaft. I milled out (dremelled out ) my old TC3's chassis to get the battery closer to the center, and this was a popular modification a while ago when I ran it. It puts the weight close to the centerline making for great transitional handling without the use of stiffer springs. However, the milling out was a lot of work and made the chassis flex as you removed half of the center "spine", which brings me to my second point.
Double deck cars tend to flex, which is not desirable among many drivers, on carpet especially. Many people in the US will want to run your new chassis on carpet, and so, if you can design it to be as rigid as the tub chassis, this would be a big plus and a good selling point.
2Tenths is offline  
Old 10-08-2003, 05:31 PM
  #39  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 992
Default

Can I use Irrgang NTC3 Composite Front Bumper on it?
Aku-Man is offline  
Old 10-08-2003, 05:55 PM
  #40  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (2)
 
rtypec's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: SoCal
Posts: 2,978
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)
Default

Originally posted by protc3
this is a pic of what the upper deck will look like.this one is made out of fiberglass because i had a piece in stock.let me know what you think
Here's an idea that a lot of Evo3 drivers have done to their upper decks. You should try to provide the upper deck with holes that are counter-sunk.
rtypec is offline  
Old 10-08-2003, 06:04 PM
  #41  
Team EAM
iTrader: (79)
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Murfreesboro, TN
Posts: 9,516
Trader Rating: 79 (100%+)
Default Anodize

Originally posted by protc3
the standoffs,motor mount,and center aluminum brace are all going to be blue.im working on getting a good anodize match as we speak
I know somewhere that does killer anodizing and is VERY reasonable. Its the same company that Hyperdrive uses. If your interested I could get you the number.

eric a
EAMotorsports is offline  
Old 10-08-2003, 06:33 PM
  #42  
Tech Lord
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
protc3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Spring Hill,Florida
Posts: 10,867
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

wow,you guys move fast.let me try to answer all the questions.if i leave any out i appologize.it will not fit ntc3 bumper but i can make anything fit on special order.the batteries are as close to the driveshaft as i can possibly go without hitting driveshaft.holes in uppr brace and underside of chassis are all countersunk.bottom chassis is going to be 3mm and upper plate is going to be 2mm.i chose not to pocket under transmission because once you remove laminent from surface,it allows it to seperate,split or whatever you wanna call it.the chassis was designed to be just as stiff as the tub with less driveshaft compression.i know that all of the carbon fiber chassis twist more than the tub,that is why my upper brace is shaped so much differently than the others.90 percent of the flex comes from where the transmissions mount.everyone tries to mount there upper braces between transmissions.my chassis pulls the transmissions and chassis together as one piece and then the flex point of the upper brace is cut in half by a center support.its harder to twist carbon fiber that is 3.5 inches long opposed to a piece 7 inches long.therefor eliminting virtually all flex creating the stiffest chassis that i possibly could.
protc3 is offline  
Old 10-08-2003, 06:44 PM
  #43  
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 992
Default

How much for special order?
Aku-Man is offline  
Old 10-08-2003, 06:48 PM
  #44  
Tech Lord
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
protc3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Spring Hill,Florida
Posts: 10,867
Trader Rating: 13 (100%+)
Default

something like that,probably about 20 bucks more.i would just charge for set up and machining.i do engineering at my own expense.if it is to help my products,i cannot justify taking it out on the people who are buying them
protc3 is offline  
Old 10-08-2003, 06:55 PM
  #45  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (8)
 
StephenSobottka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 3,267
Trader Rating: 8 (100%+)
Default

protc3- that si the best upperdeck idea to date so far if u are making a deck tc3. if u get that in solid it would be the bomb.
StephenSobottka is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell or Share My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.