New fuel cell and tire position

jon coleman

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how did the Iron man stack ' em??found it, low& towards the center mass
 

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I don't think the trucks back then were wide enough to have them side by side.

I think the fuel is more dense than the tire and wheel combo. So having the fuel as low as possible is good. I don't want to mess up the stability we have in the big stuff. our truck now is super stable in the back. Thats whats scary about changing anything.

I like the idea of the vertical like Brenthal but I don't like the idea of making the back of my truck look like a Brenthal. LOL. Just personal preference.

Mike
 

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Looks like it will work.

Mike
 

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I think there is. We will test it with both tires before we finalize everything. Gaunts seem to like the way theirs works on their G6.

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can the tires be offset?, a little asymmetrical?, one a little farther forward than the other to suck them in closer to the center?
 

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Jon,

I am not convinced that you want to all the mass in the center. But maybe yes we could offset them. I am more worried about lowering the CG and less about centering the mass. We want keep the weight back as a strong lever and low.

Mike
 

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weight behind the axle is good. According to SDG anyway. They said its like a lever giving more stability when carrying the front in the big stuff.

They have been in our truck and said it carries really well and he would not move the weight distribution on our truck. He did say lower the CG as much as you can for corning but he said he thinks our truck is super stable, which it is. So I don't want to make any big moves. As we know our truck is not our largest problem. So I dont want to break something trying to fix something thats not broken.

Our truck works really well in the big stuff so I don't want to mess that up. We are adding a front sway bar to try for corning, and have a few things we can do to lower the CG of the front of the truck.

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Jon,

I am not convinced that you want to all the mass in the center. But maybe yes we could offset them. I am more worried about lowering the CG and less about centering the mass. We want keep the weight back as a strong lever and low.

Mike
i was thinking more it would fit into trailer after race👍without taking them off, front sway bar can be a double edged sword, a front push in tight switch backs is no fun, however, fast decreasing radius sweepers a bar will make sense, one way to find out....
 

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Yeah the front sway bar is a easy add on and easy to test with it on and off. So we figured it cant hurt to try.

Really just want to add it because everyone says we should have one that looks at the truck. I want to be able to say we tested it and we didnt need it. LOL

Mike
 

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Where did I say that?

I like non changing weight behind the axle. I'm all for mid mounted cells if you can move enough stuff around the keep the bias good.
Ahh, I misunderstood your earlier post. You said "You can also get them [(the tires)] closer to the axle for less rear overhang." I thought you were referring to a weight issue. But I now see that you were referring to a physical size/space issue.
 

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Here is how it’s looking. Should get almost 20gallons more than what we had.

Mike
 

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The photo you posted of a similar fuel cell has the inlet much higher.

I cannot see how you would fill this up to its capacity with the inlet being halfway up the fuel level.
 

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Michael, I thought the same thing. Haha

but they put a hard tube from the vent to the top of the tank in the in side. So it fills to the top. we will push it up as much as we can.

Mike
 
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