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Old 11-03-2008, 04:52 PM   #1
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Default Jump gone wrong.

We were out at the shop yesterday, and decided to try out a new ramp with the SAE Baja car. Unfortunately no one changed the suspension, so the takeoff was a little wacky.



The car will be rebuilt as the main damage is to the center of the frame and the two longitudinal roll bars. The driver was wearing full restraints, helmet, and a life vest to distribute the force of the belts in case something like this were to happen, and we are all very thankful that he walked away with only a cut on his shin.

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Old 11-03-2008, 04:56 PM   #2
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**** me, they took the video down...

I fail.
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:15 PM   #3
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why did they take down your video?
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Old 11-03-2008, 06:55 PM   #4
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I think they took it down because we did something retarded on campus with campus funding.
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Old 11-03-2008, 07:50 PM   #5
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did they interview you? how about you post it again. this time without giving your life story.
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Dude, ive gotta see this now. Reupload!
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If this is anything like the crazy suzuki samurai jump I wanna see this.
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Ok, reuploaded without UCF in the title.
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Awesome. Why did it nose dive so hard?
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awesome. Why did it nose dive so hard?
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read the post, the suspension wasn't charged, I'm guess the front wasn't. back looks like it loaded up and it done sprung the rear up
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Awesome. Why did it nose dive so hard?
Rear suspension was so stiff & the baja so short, that when the rear hit the ramp the front was leaving the ground, causing it to fly bonkers.
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Yeah, about.

They had the fronts set to almost full soft after the last test and tune day, and that did not lend to a very good jumping setup. When the car hit the ramp the front suspension never rebounded, where as the rear is always set very stiff because of the solid axle. So the rear acted like a springboard causing the car to rotate forward.

Also next time they are going to sort out something for a better transition onto the ramp from the grass so it is not as sharp.
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Nice red head band. Johnny from karate kid?
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Look at the bright side, constructive testing is also a blast.
And, he got one hell of a wheelie going there toward the end.
Glad to see he was not hurt.
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:-O

Holy ****, and I thought Jackass was staged. I guess there are crazies in this world.

Happy to hear your friend was ok.
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Did you buy the control arms or make them yourselves? PS get a 4 link, swing arms are for pussies.

Did your welds fail?
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