Beta Upgraded Hopper 4-Link Suspension 1.0

Better Geometry for crawling with the hopper 4 link suspension!

  1. DriverTech
    This Mod is a reworked and upgrade to the hopper suspension for the crawler 4-link setup

    This mod changes the geometry of the suspension links to create a more stable and more capable crawling rig!

    The mod adds a custom frame, front and rear suspension, and a cut skid plate to accommodate the new mount locations for the suspension links.

    How to Use:
    Load in a hopper with the crawler frame
    Select the "Triangulated 4-link Crawler Frame" as shown below
    Screenshot2022-05-16123307.png
    If it spawns without Suspension, simply add it in the parts menu where you selected the frame.
    Also recommended to select the custom skid plate added to the mod to prevent any weird or un wanted behaviors.
    Enjoy!


    Rear Suspension:
    screenshot_2022-05-10_18-38-35.png
    screenshot_2022-05-16_12-31-39.png
    screenshot_2022-05-16_12-31-51.png

    Front Suspension:
    screenshot_2022-05-16_12-32-01.png
    screenshot_2022-05-16_12-32-12.png


    For those Interested to the exact changes made to the suspension, the front suspension had the upper links centered more on the axle, and the lower links got slightly longer and centered on the frame side, to better triangulate the suspension, as well as remove the need for the panhard bar (trackbar)

    the rear suspensions top links got moved closer to the axle on the frame to get less anti squat, and the lower links got lengthened and moved closer to center on the frame

    Credits:
    New models for Axles and Frame are my own, as well the modified Jbeam
    Base Jbeam are from Beamng Devs

    Hope everyone enjoys this rework!

Recent Reviews

  1. Giorgio89
    Giorgio89
    5/5,
    Version: 1.0
    Nice mod.
    Could you also strech a bit the wheelbase in the front? Or maybe make it adjustable
    1. DriverTech
      Author's Response
      Thank you!

      I will definitely consider adding a stretched wheelbase version in the future, likely as another option under the parts menu!

      I'm still very new to modding so things such as LUA scripting to make it adjustable just isnt something I can do at this point, but its a great idea!

      Thank you for the feedback!
  2. Lewhik
    Lewhik
    4/5,
    Version: 1.0
    While it does look quite good, you can even see in the Picture that the Driveshaft works with Bluetooth and also still clips with the Skid Plate a lot
    1. DriverTech
      Author's Response
      I've never run into any bluetooth driveshaft issues. I dont see why that would happen seeing as I only changed the link geometry, and not the axle position in anyway.

      and yes sadly there is some clipping, I will be improving this mod at some point in the future, but right now I just wanted to get it out as I along with others felt the hopper needed this kind of rework for a while.

      Thanks for the feedback!
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