Lunch box 4x4
Thanks for the excellent comments everyone :). To answer the questions, the car drives very nicely, the gear ratio is a little low, with a standard 540 on a 20T (32DP) pinion it's probably a similar speed to a hotshot on a 7.2. The car corners very well and is stable due to having the battery mounted relatively low in the chassis and the stiff F350 springs. (I.e. on flat ground it will not tip with full throttle turns.). From memory the car will not wheelie from a standing start, but will wheelie readily from rapid reverse to full throttle fwds. Also it has a tendency to understeer at full throttle due to the short wheelbase and lack of center diff. I am currently in the middle of making some mods to it, but once they are complete I will try get a movie done of it to show what it goes like. I'm adding F350 spring clamps to hold the leaf springs in place, originally each axle was attached only by 4 screws and O rings going through the leaf springs, but this gave a lot of sideways give on the suspension, which I think is partly causing the high speed understeer. The downside is that the clamps have lowered the axles in relation to the gearbox, increasing the angles on the centre driveshafts to the point that the front one binds on the drive cup. (The rear one is made from modified txt-1 UJs, the centre section scratched by me for being a telescopic slider made from steel. WHen I get it sorted I will update the photos, and perhaps do a thread in the forum with some photos of the insides of the gearbox as well. The next major project I am working on is an 8x8x4 off roader made with thundershot suspension arms and fitted with tlt-1 / F350 wheels and tyres.
Thanks again for the comments, great forum,