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WRC suspension stance during a jump?

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  • Member since
    August 2015
WRC suspension stance during a jump?
Posted by Sourz on Thursday, August 20, 2015 9:29 PM

Working on a '94 Tamiya Cosworth Escort kit atm, I decided to make a dio of the car in the air after a big crest. I just happened to find a nice piece of clear acrylic to mount it on for the display. So has anyone succesfully duplicated the suspension in its downward hanging stance?I have been trying it out on a donor and it runs into a complete front end build i.e. brake rotors thinned to create camber, A-arms cut and pinned to create a drop, which makes the struts now to short. Am I over thinking this build and there is a easier way? Any ideas would be appreciated

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: Cape Coral Florida
Posted by BigTallDad on Monday, August 24, 2015 8:19 AM

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Hope this helps.

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    January 2011
  • From: long island, new york
Posted by chucky on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 10:32 PM

I don't feel that you're overthinking this one at all. You're more than half way there on your donor. Extending the struts should be easy. I'd leave the lower spring mount on the strut tube and cut the spring out. A piece of rod or tubing pressed into a hole drilled into the end of the lower strut tube could be used to retain the upper shock mount. A ball point pen spring would likely work as a coil spring. With the upper mount glued to the center shaft and the lower attachment being a snug press fit, you could adjust the length in place for the correct look. A little paint and weathering would bring the underside of the car alive. The "droop" of the tie rod ends on the steering rack would be easy, too.  I like this project and hope you'll continue on with it and post some pics along the way. 



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