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#1 SlowBeas


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Posted 16 October 2017 - 01:27 PM

Is it preferable to leave a bite bar floating between the pans, rather than soldering in place?


I'm wondering if there are circumstances where either might be better than the other.




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Posted 16 October 2017 - 03:11 PM

soldered solid = stiffer chassis/less flex


floating = more flex, more bite



I'm sure there's other considerations but that's for the "masters" to bring forth.............

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 06:22 PM

I prefer soldered in place only because I think it keeps the pan movement more consistent. If the bite bar gets bent during the race you can usually bend it back and finish. If left floating it could get bent in a wreck and make a pan droop.

On a flatter style track the float bite bar might be an advantage. I'm sure Tony will chime in on his reason for using the floating bar.
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Posted 16 October 2017 - 08:14 PM

I like the floating style because it doesn’t effect the flex of the center section and one less thing to get tweaked in a crash. I have never had a floating one bend.

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Posted 16 October 2017 - 10:56 PM

I have never seen a bite bar bend in the 10 plus years we have been Retro racing. I have two Tony P enduro chassis that I race constantly both with soldered bars and they handle awesome!  Just raced one this past Saturday in the Retro East event. Now there's my 3 cents worth!

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