se6 v se5 chassis & front suspension

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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:00 pm

As i understand it, "se5" and "se6" chassis rails are the same width apart but the outriggers make up the extra width for the body.

This is then complimented at the rear with a wider axle.

So how did they make up with additional width at the front. Are the wishbones longer ?? Is the steering rack longer. I think the anti roll bar is wider ??

The reason i'm asking is, if the above is true, can I fit the se6 longer wishbones / steering rack to a 5a, then drill the hubs to fit modern 4x100 -45 offfset wheels directly to the hub rather than use spacers on the 5a set up i have now

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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:06 pm

MikeyBikey wrote:
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As i understand it, "se5" and "se6" chassis rails are the same width apart but the outriggers make up the extra width for the body.
The 6-series chassis rails are further apart - they'd have to be really, otherwise you'd have to have longer wishbones, for the wider track.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:09 pm

And the wider rails at the back allow the fitting of the wider petrol tank


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Post by Coupe Racing » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:15 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:06 pm
MikeyBikey wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:00 pm
As i understand it, "se5" and "se6" chassis rails are the same width apart but the outriggers make up the extra width for the body.
I thought the 6-series chassis rails were further apart - they'd have to be really, otherwise you'd have to have longer wishbones, for the wider track.
The chassis is wider


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Post by efi_sprintgte » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:34 pm

Not that they are longer, but if they were I don’t think it would help? Yes it would give a wider track but the wishbones are the wrong side of the upright to change the offset. Surely you would need a longer stub axle to move the hub out further, removing the need to run spacers.

As always Mikey, you have a unique out look on problem solving. Most would just use wheels that fit :lol:


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Post by philhoward » Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:12 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
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As always Mikey, you have a unique out look on problem solving. Most would just use wheels that fit :lol:
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As above - the extra width is in the middle. That’s why the Omega batwing sumo fits a 6a chassis but not in a 5a as well you know..


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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Mar 03, 2019 9:17 pm

efi_sprintgte wrote:
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:34 pm
As always Mikey, you have a unique out look on problem solving. Most would just use wheels that fit :lol:
I know I spend more time and probably more money doing the abnormal.

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