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Old April 26th, 2006, 03:23 AM   #1
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Our Mini baja car

this is the sae car that we are building this year. every year we have to rebuild it. just some picutres. our front suspension is going to have around 12" of travel and the rear is going to be right around 14" of travel. this car has to last 4 hours going over a motorcross track against 140 other cars.





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Old April 26th, 2006, 08:20 AM   #2
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I still can't believe you people use Heims on the suspension linkage.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 11:14 AM   #3
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I still can't believe you people use Heims on the suspension linkage.
For what it is they'll work fine
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Old April 26th, 2006, 11:37 AM   #4
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what is this for? iit looks badass but what is it going to be used for or to prove?
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Old April 26th, 2006, 12:59 PM   #5
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Old April 26th, 2006, 01:20 PM   #6
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10 horse briggs, we're not allowed to modifiy it in ANY way !
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what is this for? iit looks badass but what is it going to be used for or to prove?
We compete with other colleges in a race, theres a 4 hr indurance race, a Mud bog (replaced the sled pull fromk last yr) and there's a braking test which we have to pass along with a vigerous tech inspection in order to compete..
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Old April 26th, 2006, 01:24 PM   #7
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cool, I want one. (with a 440 snowmobile engine )
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Old April 26th, 2006, 01:28 PM   #8
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I did Formula SAE and MiniBaja for Lawrence Tech last year

What school??

OH and advice: CVT with High/Low if you want to be in the top 15
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Old April 26th, 2006, 01:28 PM   #9
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cool, I want one. (with a 440 snowmobile engine )
There's also a Formula one team for SAE they have a 600 honda CBR motor
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Old April 26th, 2006, 01:32 PM   #10
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There's also a Formula one team for SAE they have a 600 honda CBR motor
LTU did 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds

0-75meters in 4 flat
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Old April 26th, 2006, 01:39 PM   #11
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LTU did 0-60mph in 3.6 seconds

0-75meters in 4 flat
Sounds impressive. I dont care much for our formula team here.. the Head guy is a total Fucking douchebag ! and 75% of their members are just selfish and all around ignorant.. so i try to let them do their own thing..
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Old April 26th, 2006, 01:50 PM   #12
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Sounds impressive. I dont care much for our formula team here.. the Head guy is a total Fucking douchebag ! and 75% of their members are just selfish and all around ignorant.. so i try to let them do their own thing..
We had a fast car but our suspension guy was an absoute moron and handled like shit...either go straight fast or dont' go at all

caused us to finish crappy at comp even though we finished endurance
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Old April 26th, 2006, 02:21 PM   #13
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sweet you need to steal that and take her out wheeling
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Old April 26th, 2006, 02:24 PM   #14
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I would say that it's a good looking car but honestly it is about 10 years behind on the engineering standpoint. You need to develop real A arms, canted suspension, and so much more. The MTU team will whoop you.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 04:30 PM   #15
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Arent you guys a little behind?

I didn't want to steal any of your threads thunder, but here is a link to our cars:
http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=10177
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Old April 26th, 2006, 07:14 PM   #16
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Need better pics of the rear suspension from both of you builders.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 07:24 PM   #17
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sweet you need to steal that and take her out wheeling
the competition is wheeling

i have pics somewhere of ltu's last year
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Old April 26th, 2006, 09:15 PM   #18
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haha mini baja my lawn mower had an 11 horse hahahahaa
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Old April 26th, 2006, 09:49 PM   #19
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Need better pics of the rear suspension from both of you builders.
I put a pic up, but its not great. 5 link rear.
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Old April 26th, 2006, 11:26 PM   #20
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haha mini baja my lawn mower had an 11 horse hahahahaa
and mine has a 12 1/2 horse big deal. but rules are rules there's nothing we can do about it !


NEw pics from tonight


thats about the best of our rear suspension.. its a simple swing arm with coil over (in the mail) and Solid axle

Our CVT and jackshafts

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sweet you need to steal that and take her out wheeling
Trust me she'll get some R&D time on the dunes or something

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