Thanks! Once we get back from the show, take a few days to rest and recoup, then it’s test time. I designed it such that I can fully remove this system and put the stock one back on. We’ll be able to get baseline data and Cross Link data to compare against...should be fun!Have you had a chance to test it out yet? The concept is really cool.
In 2.0, the link has been replaced with a hydraulic piston to move the force from one shock to the other. If one shock compresses, the others also compress. In 3.0, in order to get rid of the center shock I had to transfer it's capabilities to the wheel shock. I took the spring, divided the rate in half and moved that to the wheel shock. I then took the hydraulic piston and put it on top of the corner shock...it can use the same cylinder and same fluid actually. The piston can't have valving because it has to transfer the movement, so I put a valve inline with the flow between the two shared pistons. What you end up with is three valves per pair of shocks. One valve each per wheel and one to control the top section of both wheels. The valve per wheel is set to handle the spring rate for compression and rebound, the valve for the top section is set to handle a spring rate that is twice as strong (it is in series with two shocks) and it has a slower rebound to counter that larger spring rate. Only one Nitrogen reservoir per shock. So this ends up with two layers of compression and rebound valving regardless of where the shock is in the stroke. This keeps the tire in contact with the ground more and still keeps from excessive rebound. The seven shock system is similar except it has three layers of compression and rebound valving.so the shocks in between2.0 ( links), are an accumulator, that should be easy, hose clamp it anywhere, run some hyd.lines, done.on the 3.0, are there 2 seperate nitrogen resovoirs per shock?, That is the hot ticket, true bolt on easy!
The similarity is in the diagonal connection with hydraulic rams. Everything else their system does is not part of my system and my system does a lot more that the Kinetic system doesn't come close to. I spent a little more time with their patent just to make sure I had a better understanding of it, but yeah, very different systems though visually, that diagonal and ram set up is similar.3.0 is functionally the same as the Kenetic system I posted earlier minus the accumulators.