ringo wrote:I was thinking of using pull rod on this baby, but since the car is not real i guess i can push the envelope.
I came up with this concept called cable suspension. Instead of rods, the car is suspended by cable.
There is a cable for compression and one for rebound. This is needed as a cable cannot compress; it can only carry tension. The cables are very thin and are drawn through pulleys inside the gearbox to the torsion springs.
I'm not sure if it is advantageous or not, but it's interesting.
If it's a thin enough cable then there will be an aero benefit and also a mechanical benefit. 2 cables means that there is the option to have 2 suspension systems.
Each cable can have its own springs dampers etc. So this makes suspension tuning more independent on compression and rebound.
Cables also make it possible to keep the dampers in the most unusual places. Cable and pulley system means there can be all kinds of direction changes in the car to transfer the force to the springs and dampers.
Suspension may well be in the sidepods under the exhaust or by the crank case.
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