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Old 2002.06.03, 07:39 PM   #1
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Adding Weight to Stabilize

I recently have been experimenting with adding weight to my Z to help with the handling. I have been running on concrete and the rear end just wouldn't stick on tight turns. So I came up with a solution. The additional weight to the rear of the car stuck the car to the ground. It runs great. It also lowered the cars CG which makes it almost impossible to roll over.

I used steel nuts for the weight and secured them to the H-Bar with a tie-wrap. Cool thing is that I can change the number of nuts for different handling effects.

Here's a pic of what I did.
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Old 2002.06.03, 07:41 PM   #2
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Here's the pic.
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Old 2002.06.03, 07:52 PM   #3
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Old 2002.06.04, 12:50 AM   #4
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shaun... looks cool... but stress on that h-bar might be too much

here's another thread...

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showth...t=lead+weights

happy reading...
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Old 2002.06.04, 01:53 AM   #5
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Cool nuts.....nice and big........lol
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Old 2002.06.04, 02:32 PM   #6
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Shaun, cool - as herman indicated there are a number of threads discussing weight that you may want to check out.
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Old 2002.06.04, 03:03 PM   #7
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Weight

Personally, I find added weight helps the Mini-Z's handle better.
There was a time when many Members were preaching against alloy parts, as they [in their opinions] slowed the cars down!
Yea, right! So, I started an interesting Thread about this too.
The feedback was constructive indeed, with opinions for those for and against added weight.

Here it is:

http://mini-zracer.com/forums/showth...&threadid=1136
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