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marty
Member
posted September 23, 2002 03:14 PM
Have any of you guys tried (or thought of trying) air shocks on all corners? I can buy these for only $75 for 4 of them.
The idea I had would involve running a connecting pipe to the LF>RR & RF>LR. Then inflate them to about 80 psi. This would increase body roll but also plant the tyres better I think. Because on entry the RF would be given more verticle loading & the LR would also get a slight increase in weight due to the shift in air pressure.
I wont go any deeper into this at the moment but any thoughts you may have would be welcome.
Marty.


Geffy95x
Member
posted September 23, 2002 03:23 PM
Check your rules first before moving forward
with this idea, I think it would be really tough to get it all working properly ,I would just stick with what you know works.


marty
Member
posted September 24, 2002 10:45 AM
Thanks. Our rules allow almost anything including the use of leaf springs/ coil overs/ torsion bars/ air shocks/ transverse leafs. Just no double adjustable shocks. Other than that we can use any combination of the above.
Marty.


marty
Member
posted September 30, 2002 02:56 PM
Not much by the way of replies, so i'll just add a little to see if theres more interest.
The reason I talked about air shocks is because they are cheap and i've already had success in altering handling during the race with them. We are not allowed to use fancy weight jacks. So I started out by just fitting 1 air shock to the LR and pipeing it into the cab to a valve. Then at the start of the race I would have around 80/90 psi in it and then as the track slicks off and the car started to push I would let it down. A weight jack for under $20!
So going back to what I said at the start:
1;Are these things legal in your sport?
2;Has any one tried anything similar?
3;Have you got any theories on this set up?
At the end of the day you don't find the edge over your rivals standing still or following like sheep. So lets hear your thoughts be them good or bad.


Jet Hydro
Member
posted September 30, 2002 10:09 PM
Are you NUTZZZZZZZZZ?
I just might try it once...LMAO


uforacing51
Member
posted September 30, 2002 10:26 PM
I say try it!!! you never know unless you try it. some folks have come upon the next revolutionary idea with things like that.


Geffy95x
Member
posted October 01, 2002 12:28 AM
Ohhh what the heck try it out and let us all know how it goes.


joeltjen
Member
posted October 01, 2002 06:54 PM
go for it! in theory sounds like it might have possibilities. food for thought: differences in mounting angles or motion ratio of shock to wheel travel will affect weight transfer.... this could be a tuning aid to get it to work. even putting one way restictors (kind of like split valve shocks) could be used to fine tune. keep us posted. john

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