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  • Things you want to see for trail finder.

    Please post ideas and thoughts that you might have about this chassis here. we will take a look into them and see what can be done about it. weather it is improving and or a new product idea.
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  • #2
    scale sized shocks/ shocks that work without a lot of modding

    like these

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    • #3
      scale cut-to-fit front wheel wells.... and mounts

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      • #4
        Mount for Hi Lift push bar onto chassis., Also include rear body mounts like front so we could use alum spacers to raise mounts to fit f-350 body, anotherwords drop the current rear body mounts and use current slots to screw rear body posts down like current front style. Just a thought.
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        • #5
          there are some ways to make your own body mounts i took screws and placed them in those slots and then used some spacers to get my tail end to the right height, poked a few holes and used some washers and nuts to hold it together and so far no problem. i will take some pics of it later.
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          • #6
            Pics would be much appreciated.
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            • #7
              hi

              well, i think the back shock mount should be completely improved and made more scalish, as i did on my chassis. 1:1 cars almost never have upright shocks on the back axle. like that, the shock mounts don't 'destroy' the bed...



              regards

              sascha from team energy switzerland


              www.team-energy.ch

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              • #8
                3 link-setup has to be redesigned as well.

                1. as you can see on the pics, with the steering servo mounted as seen on the pics, the suspension way is less than 10 mm



                2. the link mounts are on the wrong place, too large. no possibility to assemble a gear reduction



                take it as an input and not as a critique
                regards

                sascha from team energy switzerland


                www.team-energy.ch

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by team-energy View Post
                  hi

                  well, i think the back shock mount should be completely improved and made more scalish, as i did on my chassis. 1:1 cars almost never have upright shocks on the back axle. like that, the shock mounts don't 'destroy' the bed...



                  most 1:1's would not lay the shock down to the point that is ineffective either like you have done with that set up on a 1:1 it would be a pretty bouncy ride..
                  Originally posted by team-energy View Post

                  2. the link mounts are on the wrong place, too large. no possibility to assemble a gear reduction



                  take it as an input and not as a critique
                  would you still have clearance issue's on the motor with a standard 540 sized motor?
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by sloppy View Post
                    most 1:1's would not lay the shock down to the point that is ineffective either like you have done with that set up on a 1:1 it would be a pretty bouncy ride..
                    hi

                    thanks for your input...

                    take a look at the 1:1 hilux, defenders, fords, dodge rams and all others. you'll see that none of them has the shocks upright, they're all in a 45? angle

                    --> small edit: only cars with bed have the angles

                    Originally posted by sloppy View Post
                    would you still have clearance issue's on the motor with a standard 540 sized motor?
                    yes, standard sized, even with the short crawler motor you can't mount a gear reduction
                    Last edited by team-energy; 10-06-2008, 09:06 AM.
                    regards

                    sascha from team energy switzerland


                    www.team-energy.ch

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by scubadaveojr
                      some thing to look into thanks for the suggestions. we will talk about the three link set up.

                      some solution proposal:

                      mount the servo on the upper links. works perfectly, servo mount doesn't move at all. full articulation, steering works great






                      regards

                      sascha from team energy switzerland


                      www.team-energy.ch

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                      • #12
                        Make bracket and mount it in the frame rails . I dont see how the servo doesnt move around sitting on the 3 link. Lets see a flex shot like you have it.

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                        • #13
                          I can see the issue on both the motor and the servo. I only have the leaf setup. I may try and get a 3 link and see what we can come up with.

                          As always keep the good idea's flowing.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by scubadaveojr
                            the only problem i see with that. is when the suspension moves the steering will follow with it. but that is an idea to it.
                            steering moves much more less with this setup than with the servo mounted on the chassis. there's the same problem. just tried it out, can't upload a movie actually but will do ASAP
                            regards

                            sascha from team energy switzerland


                            www.team-energy.ch

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                            • #15
                              a servo on the axle is not scale

                              your right most trucks do have shocks at angles many angle into the middle others angle one forward and one backward.. however that is a stock setup those shocks you have mounted sizes wise would be far from a stock shock.. and running a long shock like that I think you will find most of them would indeed come threw the bed.. I think a better setup for articulation would be mounting shocks inboard.. with both shocks facing forward on leaf setup I think you will loose some side to side flex..
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