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Old 04-11-2009, 09:30 PM
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Ugh I want to put an l28 in my 240 just to hear that exhaust note from a 240. SICK.

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Old 05-07-2009, 06:32 PM
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i was never one for the whole bouncing and jumping car bit. the engineering involved to make em do it is interesting but the fad itself never really tickled my fancy. But i was watchin this vid and i got to thinking. toward the end there where they show the airbag suspension in action, there is one point where they tip the truck to one side. say for a minute you were to convert the z suspension to accomodate an airbag suspension system and have a co-pilot control that system while you were racing. coming up on a curve, drop the vehicles side on the inside of the turn. if you're running equal length a-arm suspension, this would camber the tires into the turn. since vehicles naturally roll to the outside of a hard turn, this would compensate for that a bit. with a stiff enough natural suspension, it would probably compensate completely. for you seasoned car builders, racers, custom fabricators, engineering/physics students, and everyone else who has an opinion on this (yes, even you snowy), whats the verdict? pheasable? useless? neat, but impracticle?
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by KasbeKZ View Post
maybe TOF can show you how ugly it could be lol. it does sound pretty interesting. if you really found one that was already crunched up up front. it would be a shame to scrap a good front end though
hey you guys didn't forget me! kinda sucks though im remembered for the bad
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Old 05-07-2009, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by tonsoffun300zx View Post
hey you guys didn't forget me! kinda sucks though im remembered for the bad
aw son-of-*&^%!. i thought someone had actually posted something worth readin. Welcome back TOF. Snowy should be happy to see ya. i'm lookin forward to your next return from bannishment.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:53 PM
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:48 PM
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i was never one for the whole bouncing and jumping car bit. the engineering involved to make em do it is interesting but the fad itself never really tickled my fancy. But i was watchin this vid and i got to thinking. toward the end there where they show the airbag suspension in action, there is one point where they tip the truck to one side. say for a minute you were to convert the z suspension to accomodate an airbag suspension system and have a co-pilot control that system while you were racing. coming up on a curve, drop the vehicles side on the inside of the turn. if you're running equal length a-arm suspension, this would camber the tires into the turn. since vehicles naturally roll to the outside of a hard turn, this would compensate for that a bit. with a stiff enough natural suspension, it would probably compensate completely. for you seasoned car builders, racers, custom fabricators, engineering/physics students, and everyone else who has an opinion on this (yes, even you snowy), whats the verdict? pheasable? useless? neat, but impracticle?
consider the weight of the extra rider, the pumps, the fluid the sloppiness of the suspension...

Tien has the in car adjustable coilovers with reservoirs, if you could rig up a G-force meter to auto adjust the dampening and with a strong chassis that's as much as i would see a car ever needing....

but for the camber if you could rig up an extendable A arm and still have the G force meter controlling it...

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Old 05-14-2009, 08:57 PM
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thought about that adjustable-on-the-fly a-arm thing before too. you'd have to have two hydraulic rams as the upper a-arms, and have them both extend at the same time and speed to avoid really boning yourself in the turns. unless........if you did a solid one peice upper a-arm, with a ram mounted in the middle along its lateral axis, you could attach the rams cylinder to the frame with a simple double-shear hinge and have the shaft attach where the a-arm would normally attach on the hub. the a-arm would stabilize the shaft of the ram when it extended out beyond the norm......wait a second. i'm thinking hydraulic rams here.i may be overkilling this.....we're talking 25 degrees of movement in the most extreme case. may need something less construction equipment based/super-strong and faster instead. ah ****it. now i'm gonna have to draw this out.
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(the only exception would be if someone found a zcar in similar trim)
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