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paul_england
2009.09.04, 02:56 PM
http://www.rceasy.com/ch2/2008/02/09/eagle-racing-aluminum-double-wishbone-suspension-set-for-mini-z-awd/#more-6744
Seems very Expensive + looks amazing!
http://www.rceasy.com/ch2/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/3049_1.jpg
http://www.rceasy.com/ch2/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/3049_2.jpg
http://www.rceasy.com/ch2/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/3049_3.jpg
http://www.rceasy.com/ch2/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/3049_4.jpg

JuniorWKR
2009.09.04, 03:20 PM
when polished and sanded its probally alot more smoother than the plastic version... wonder about the weight... and those springs...

Programmers
2009.09.04, 05:27 PM
looks amazing!
Looks heavy! All that alloy at the very back of your car?? Not sure it seems like such a good idea lol...

addicted
2009.09.04, 06:45 PM
would look fantastic, but as said above, i bet it adds a load of unwanted weight!

paul_england
2009.09.04, 06:53 PM
would look fantastic, but as said above, i bet it adds a load of unwanted weight!
yer, probally why it never made [i assume] due to the date of 2008.

Scrapper
2009.09.04, 06:59 PM
just counter it with front weight

mk2kompressor
2009.09.05, 03:36 AM
it would look nice but i bet the tolerances are way off,the original atm one is bad enough with gear mesh:)

Programmers
2009.09.05, 05:48 AM
just counter it with front weight
Haha, build a nice heavy car, right? :p

Felix2010
2009.09.05, 12:39 PM
This has been around for quite some time. It's kind of ironic though, when the first SAS came out many people were wary about the FRP (Atomic's composite plastic) construction and wanted an all-alloy SAS. Then when it arrives albeit from another company (Eagle Racing), it goes fairly uneventfully to the annuls of history.:)

addicted
2009.09.05, 01:19 PM
is SAS really worth it over normal susp. anyway?
haven't got the kit myself and i've never seen it so not sure!

Netcon
2009.09.06, 05:03 PM
It's soo shiny! :eek:
I'd have one :D

addicted
2009.09.06, 05:34 PM
yea, i'd want one just to see how it really performs, and just for keepsake as they do look awesome!

pfcparts
2009.09.06, 06:14 PM
I thought eagle racing was a bunch of
repackaged atomic stuff or an offshoot...

Yeah it sucks for the makers. People say
they want stuff, the maker makes it, and
they end up not buying anything which
leaves the maker with unused or wanted
stock lol...

Probably why makers don't give a crap
nowadays on what people think they
"might" want...

I had an original SAS and the v2. On carpet
they would provide a great amount of grip
(I'd roll or throw with the tires I used for stock
set up) and the v2 allowed for 90mm which is
my fav setting on awds.

I stopped using them for two reasons:

Set up was a %#@!

Maintenance was similar to set up, if
not worse lol.

You can spend 15-25 mins taking the
SAS apart and cleaning and just setting
it up with grease and whatnot...

or

2-3 mins switching out stock parts
/springs and hitting it with
compressed air, wiping/q-tipping
residuals, and adding a little dry or wet
fluorine or whatever grease you prefer...

If they had shocks that weren't such
a hassle, I'd probably still have one on
one (if not all) of my running awds.


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Breakneck
2009.12.27, 11:01 AM
Here's a weight comparison between the two...
ER's full alum is a little heavier... but i somehow prefer the build quality... off it goes on my awd... :)

http://i48.tinypic.com/10ibhwn.jpg

Old Crow
2009.12.27, 12:13 PM
That's interesting, thanks for the comparison. I would have though it would have been more then that.

addicted
2009.12.27, 05:33 PM
do you know where you can get them from in the UK? they do look awesome! :)