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3series takumi
10-18-2003, 04:25 AM
i am away from my personal workstation so i have a crappy picture of it but here it is any ways.

xmod suspension adapted to run on the minix. they work so much better than the stock but now i need to make a sway bar

3series takumi
10-18-2003, 04:27 AM
and a little low res vid..i hope it is ok to post

10-18-2003, 12:19 PM
now that is cool but was it hard to do? and it looks you got more suspension travel out of it

3series takumi
10-18-2003, 01:58 PM
it was tons of work. i think i put 4 hours non-stop into it. now that i got the basic idea of how to do it i will try and make a simpler way of installing it. when i worked on it, i had limited materials to work with and limited cash at the time. the whole system is made with the suspension upgrade of the xmod (really cheap) CA glue and 2 paperclips :) no joke. i made a suspension tower bending and twisting up a paperclip. i will machine a good one from either plastic or 2mm carbon fiber if i can find some

the travel is alittle more than the original and alot smoother. the xmod upgrade has wonderful springs and comes with 3 different sets of 4 for soft medium and hard.

when i get home i will send some higher res pics to show what was done better.

10-19-2003, 05:32 AM
3series takumi your work is an inspiration to me. I hope to see your future work.

3series takumi
10-20-2003, 10:51 PM
kinda better pic

3series takumi
10-20-2003, 10:53 PM
forgot to put the picture in ;p

Tbird Man
10-21-2003, 09:53 AM
hey 3series, where did you get the xmod skocks? I am thinking of doing this too once I get my X running

3series takumi
10-21-2003, 12:29 PM
the only place you can get xmod parts is radioshack

i really really need my cam to work, i just finished the rear :(

3series takumi
10-21-2003, 05:33 PM
rear done!

10-23-2003, 02:37 PM
can you make me a suspension like that?

can you adjust camber on the mini x?

3series takumi
10-23-2003, 03:01 PM
yes you can. there are little screws on the wheel hubs that you turn to adjust camber

http://racing.dinball.com/html/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=53 all the info on it is there

3series takumi
11-03-2003, 11:51 PM
better pic

3series takumi
11-03-2003, 11:52 PM

11-04-2003, 12:54 AM
At pic #01, why dont you try to make a tower shock?
Good work, anyway.

3series takumi
11-04-2003, 12:55 AM
what do you mean?

11-04-2003, 03:38 AM
i think he means like in a touring car or offroad buggy type shock tower.
nice work btw.

3series takumi
11-04-2003, 12:27 PM
i got ya. i just crafted this one for a first run. i wanted to see how well 'air dampers' work for this aplication. they work great so i will try and find a good piece of carbon fiber or graphite to make the next one with so that i can have more mounting holes to get more shock angle choices. same for the rear

03-10-2004, 05:53 PM
I was wondering what you did with the empty space where the stock mini-x suspension springs went. Do you have any trouble with that joint sliding now that the spring isn't there to act as a spacer?

I'm thinking about trying this out since I discovered that aluminum isn't terribly difficult to work with. Also, what part of the A arm did you attach to for the lower portion (front)? I saw your paperclip mount up top...

I'm working on a motor mount for a shaft mod that some people have done and its almost like the car was made for it :P You may have noticed that the mounting holes for the motor cover plate are higher than the ones by the rear diff. If you remove the cover plate and motor, and place the motor cover plate on the back two holes as a spacer, then it levels all four holes and would be perfect for mounting a motor. Of course if it all works out I'd probably hack off the excess, but in the meantime I won't be ruining the stock motor mount.

Heres a pic of my motor mount in progress: http://cstanleyw4.home.comcast.net/motormount_proto.jpg
The motor is pretty flush with it, but I still need to cut mounting holes to mount it to the car and cut a hole for the motor outdrive to go through.

3series takumi
03-17-2004, 02:28 PM
kinda hard to explain but i basically made small cups on the lower a-arm for the suspension end to go into. much like the rs4 micro does it if you have ever seen it. as for the extra space i used brass tubes to make washers to fill the space

man i love paperclips!

3series takumi
03-17-2004, 02:29 PM
a shot of the rear

04-01-2004, 09:58 AM
Hey 3STak, did you ever have any luck getting the 2mm CF rod for the prop shaft? Jus' Curious...

3series takumi
04-19-2004, 03:02 AM
i sure didnt. i ended up makin one from hollow aluminum. works great!