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    It will handle better if you shorten the top a-arm and move the top a-arm inner mount out. As it is now, when the car is in a turn and the body rolls down on the side that is to the outside of the turn, the out side tire will lean out at the top. You want it to lean out at the bottom, in at the top. To visualize this take the shock off of one side and let that side down. Do some research here on suspensions.

    https://www.minibuggy.net/forum/suspe...uspension.html
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    We have made some progress! The seats have been added as well as the floor. The seats were bought with sliders off of a go-kart website for $32 per piece! Here are some updated photos. (next post)
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    looks like you put your inner pivot plates on upside down. top a arm needs to be shorter than bott. you will not like how it drives the way you are building it.
    if your not livin on the edge you're takin up too much room
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    Quote Originally Posted by fabdaddy View Post
    looks like you put your inner pivot plates on upside down. top a arm needs to be shorter than bott. you will not like how it drives the way you are building it.
    Here's the thing; The offset of the inner pivots is the exact same offset as the wheel hubs have (odd hubs from an old 4-wheeler). This means that the a-arms are actually the same length which is a little better. What I could easily do, is make the inner pivot point of the top arm at the same vertical point as the lower arm and then the top arm would be shorter. Then I have to remake the top a-arms and honestly I'm rushing to finish this up before I head to college in a few months. If I decide that it's really that bad, I will fix it after I've driven it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cole T View Post
    This means that the a-arms are actually the same length which is a little better.
    This means it won't have any camber change - it will all work in a parallel manner, which won't let the front end work very well in the corners. It's gonna push badly and probably have a lot of feedback through the front end.

    But, since it's a rush, go for it and change it when you have a chance later.
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