i won´t get a car when i turn 18 in 4 months.

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  1. aljowen

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    Yup, its really bad. Just via google you can find several of them ripped in half. You would have thought that even the batteries themselves could do better than that without any chassis around them at all.
    There is some metal in there but it looks like its just a few rods used for holding the batteries in place and to stop the door flexing too much, other than that its basically just plastic. I tired looking up the chassis for it but the best photos of the chassis are of the "car" ripped in half.
    It would seem that the doors are stronger than the safety cell itself.
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  2. SixSixSevenSeven

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    I did, and the burnout.

    The handbrake turn doesnt have enough momentum behind it, difficult for a small lightweight car to achieve even on skinny tyres. It may have better results with a Scandinavian flick for an entry.

    Burnout. Too much power put down too quick. Less throttle and it would have made it just fine.
     
  3. aljowen

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    Do you reckon it would tip under a Scandinavian flick?
     
  4. Chipskream

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    I was the same as you growing up and I knew there was no way I wasn't going to get/drive my own car asap. I have worked my ass off since I was 13 to be able to pay my own way.

    This self entitlement thing everyone has is getting old.

    I paid for my gas,

    I paid my own insurance,

    I paid to get the car fixed when it broke or it didn't run,

    When I got my only accident in 9 years I paid for the damages out of my money.

    If there is a will to get something work for it, I did 40 hours a week, sometimes more and I still graduated.

    It CAN be done.
     
  5. Potato

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    That thing actually looks like it's pretty fun to drive. Like a gocart.
     
  6. SixSixSevenSeven

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    It didnt look like it wanted to tip under the handbrake, but come to think of it, thats a damn fucking valid concern :p

    On the other hand. You can just pick it back up again.
     
  7. Fradias

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    Jesus that's bad. And the scariest of all is that it actually sits 4 people...

    The handbrake turn was just a little experimenting when I first got the car, just a fun video between 2 friends enjoying the time. I just wanted to feel the car skid and that parking lot seemed perfect! :D

    The burnout was also intentional, of course I can slowly go up that hill, even easier since, unfortunatelly, my car is an automatic.

    No man! Aside from the aluminum rollcage, everything from the chassis an up is fiberglass. So the center of mass is actually pretty low! Scandinavian flicks are something I learnt to do and are the cause of my car's passenger door hold being ripped off (my passengers don't usually like it hahaha).

    It is! I might be posting a little "hooning" video on youtube soon enough. It's underpowered but the lightness makes up for it (350kg = 770lbs)
     
  8. aljowen

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    But with a human in it the center of gravity will be higher, the new Microcar model weighs under 400kg, the average human weighs 80kg according to google. So just by sitting in the driver seat you are increasing the center of gravity quite a bit, add passengers and you raise it a lot. Not to mention that people tend to make tipping problems worse since we usually move towards the tipping point due to centripetal force and being flexible.

    I guess if you are going to try it you should turn so that you are closer to the apex of the "corner" rather than being on the outside before you reliant robin it :p

    EDIT: If yours is 350kg then it weighs about the same as 4 average humans, so you will make quite a difference to the center of gravity, just pretend you are sitting in a motorcycle sidecar and lean into the turns...
     
  9. Fradias

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    Yeah, but how do you think really tall people can sit inside microcars? They have really low seats, even 1,80ish m tall me still has over a fist of headroom ;) And I weigh 57kgs so no problem there. And you mustn't forget, even though my car's weight is 350kg empty, a really big portion of that is the steel-block diesel engine. So that kind of counters the weight distribution a bit. Go on youtube, search for microcar fun, tons of people do crazy things to these without tipping over, and some even swap the engines for motorbike engines, or even turbo the already there diesel engines! The only thing required afterwards is thicker tires, since these have like zero grip xD
     
  10. SixSixSevenSeven

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    That little mass? I totally want to play with one of these now.
     
  11. aljowen

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    It would be interesting to see a 4 wheel drive off road conversion on one. I bet if done right it would be very agile even off road due to how light it is.
     
  12. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Use an ATV instead?

    Are these things front or rear drive?
     
  13. Fradias

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    These are fwd :p

    EDIT: The more extreme motorbike engine conversions also include placing the engine in the back for rwd ;)

    EDIT#2: I've also done a rwd swap once. Yup, I put a "Sister" in the back. It runs on cereals and chocolates

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  14. aljowen

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    Wheres the fun in that?

    I bet there is one out there that has a speaker system that weighs roughly the same as the car itself.
     
  15. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Probably. Subs are heavy.


    Take 2 of these, chop the front subframe off of one, rear subframe off the other, stick front where rear went. 4wd and steering microcar with the structural integrity of a dodgy shit, which might be to say more than it had in the first place.
     
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