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Old 10-04-2006, 07:32 PM   #1
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I haven't been around the forums as often as I used to be mostly for two reasons. A) my new baby and B) working on senior design project (building an off road vehicle)

A) eBay Motors: Suzuki (item 290024258375 end time Sep-05-06 10:21:44 PDT)

B) http://www.bradley.edu/academics/eng...m4/SDindex.htm

None of those pictures are from this year, were doing a complete redesign with new suspension setup and drivetrain.
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I like the ingredients
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thats...awesome
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******* sweet dude, now get that miata into the shop and make a sweet roll cage for it.
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Old 10-04-2006, 11:23 PM   #5
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we don't have dies big enough for our bender :(

but everyone get bikes. sooo much fun.

I got stuck making our baja site, learning this offroad stuff is completely different.
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That buggy kicks ***! I wanted this one from sears when I was younger. Go figure now I can afford it, but now I don't fit.

I don't know much about bikes, but I like em. What kind of riding is that bike made for? Like sporty riding or just a cruiser?
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Who the hell's LOKI?
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Who the hell's LOKI?
Loki was/is the "god of deception"
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Who the hell's LOKI?
Why play me like that lola
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Old 10-11-2006, 03:46 AM   #10
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Thats neat, I chose to join the Formula SAE team vs. the Mini Baja as it appealed more to me. Good luck with Senior Design!
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Thats neat, I chose to join the Formula SAE team vs. the Mini Baja as it appealed more to me. Good luck with Senior Design!
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I was gonna do Formula, but the way our program is setup were not competitive at all (thanks to the professors).

Baja is 6 people with two advisors, one is on sabbatical and the other doesnt care what we do.

Compared to formula that is 9 people with 4 advisors. THe professors won't let them get any motor but a 600CC, if it was me i would go with a 1 or 2 cylinder 4 stroke turbo charge it and rev it to high heaven. I end up helping them anyways get their motor running and a little bit of stuff with suspension, most of it is general racing stuff.

Its funny on my team we have 3 autocrossers and 2 offroaders, on the forumla team they have 5 offroaders and 0 autocrossers.
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haha, we are way underfunded and don't have any cnc or carbon fiber capability which sort of limits us a bit, but hopefully it will get better with time. Good luck with the mini baja thing. Are you an ME? Have a job lined out yet? I'm a freshman at OSU for MET. Hopefully get an internship this summer and be on my way.
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We get $2500 for the whole car all the parts were extremely underfunded, forumla gets 10gs but they are retarded so it doesnt matter. Im an ME i graduate this may. I dont have a job lined up cause Im pretty pickey, but I have two interviews monday and tuesday. Get as much work experience as you can get, while GPA is uberimportant being an engineer that isnt a social reject is high up there too (i have **** for GPA, great experience, great leadership stuff, great references (head of my department and dean))

No carbon fiber for us, alum sheeting for our nose cover. By the time you become a SR you will be bored with formula (because of miatas) and want baja
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In case anyones interested. Alot more to offroading than I ever thought especially suspension. Thank god im on drivetrain

http://hilltop.bradley.edu/~jstiebel/SDindex.htm
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loki been gettin down and dirty sweet. just keep the shiny parts up while you cover them in mud.
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I graduated this past May...our SAE ended up running One Lap of America the past two years instead of SAE-sponsored events. I highly recommend it...way fewer rules/regulations, and way more applicable to real cars. Why? Well, because they all started as road-legal cars!
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thats sweet man.
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I graduated this past May...our SAE ended up running One Lap of America the past two years instead of SAE-sponsored events. I highly recommend it...way fewer rules/regulations, and way more applicable to real cars. Why? Well, because they all started as road-legal cars!

Looks like fun, but Im not sure about the engineering part of it..... What cars did you guys use and what did you do?
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We had a sort of challenge with the faculty sponsor: we got two cars donated, and the students designed the modifications to one car, he designed them for the other. Then we (the students) did all the work. The budget was SEVERELY limited considering the event entry fee ($2000 per car).

He started with a Lotus edition '88 Isuzu Impulse Turbo. We started with an '89 Alfa Milano. The criteria for choosing was RWD, cheap, with 4 seats (to allow more people on the event).

We rebuilt the entire Isuzu drivetrain, including fresh turbo, but the prof. didn't want to up the boost much. He focused on suspension changes, of which many found objectionable. He wanted aluminum bushings everywhere, coilovers, huge rims, and he wanted it lowered a bunch. He drives profesionally as a "second job"/hobby.

We pulled the tired 2.5L Alfa motor and rebuilt a salvage 3.0L for it, rebuilt the suspension and upgraded all related equipment, rebuilt a clutch-type LSD for it and re-engineered the shim system to double the number of discs, fit some bigger rubber, brake work, blah blah, etc. etc. A lot of the budget was saved for this year (now that I'm gone) to engineer an M90 supercharger system to run on a standalone ECU.

We did a bunch of other stuff, and if you want to see, it's all at www.racingowls.com, or you can check us out in Car & Driver (we're in there a bit in the One Lap Articles in the past 2 May issues...maybe it was June). It was a blast, btw. The prof. involved taught a class about performance automotive engineering to help also.

We didn't do too well, but that's what happens when you bring an Isuzu and an Alfa to compete with 1000hp Vipers and GT3 911s!
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