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I would like to ask if someone has experienced Slot-It magnetic suspensions in their new Porsche, and how to set them properly; I have seen here people using also springs on the front fixing points, probably to have more suspension effect, but I don't know well the subject; we run the car without magnets and our track has long straights.

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there is no magnetic attraction ot the track at all as the magnets work by being placed end to end thus pushing each away to create a rebound effect.

they arent that good to be honest and I would just loosen the screws

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I know how the mag suspension works; I am searching the way to set it properly; last night at the club, I did a careful examen of our "racing guru"'s Porsche.
He has the transverse motor mount and four mag suspensions, front and rear, unscrewed to mantain them very light, especially at the front; moreover he has shaved the motor mount, so the whole assembly is free to move up and down and a little side to side: the car is a rocket. I will rework mine as he said, who knows?
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HI I have used the magnet kit on slot it audi and feel that they work just a case of keep trying different setings I have also put them on my porsche which is a little more difficult in setting up I set it up at first with just suspention on no screws in front this gave side movement with the suspention tightened up this idea **** used at our club I have now using a different set (dissaster with chassis)another story
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As Inte said, just loosen the screws a bit at the front.

The whole floating motor mount isn't the best idea, as the back wheels start to rub on the inside of the body and arches. You get the motor floating around under acceleration, due to torque twist, this slows acceleration. You definatly don't want side to side flop, as this produces unpredictable handling as it reaches its end stops. On the plus side, with a good mesh you won't ever hear it move...

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lotus shoulda seen our car go when we put all the screws back in yesterday! I led for about 10 minutes gained 2 laps lead and then phil got his hands on it.. oh dear god help us!


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Our 2nd place audi challenge car had a mag suspension kit the handling was superb and predictable ,Its all in the set up . We ran a 25 k v12 b the pendleslot winning car had a 29 and took a couple of feet out of us down the straights plus they had Nick Hirst nuff said.
 

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Fair enough, when you hear it from a reliable source...

I had only seen them in action and they look pretty sloppy, I suppose they need more work put in than I thought. At the London GT endurance race at Eastcote this year, I think it was safe to say that my Audi was dominant for the Eastcote team. We led pole to flag, every segment and every lap... That was fun... I had all the screws tightened up, as I know they run OK like this, maybe I should have tried lossening the screws or the mag suspension... Oh well, we'll see at the Pheonix event, I think most of the top drivers are going with an Audi or Porsche.

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Last night we have our club race; I used my Slot it Porsche, with mag suspension fully loosened front and rear, Scale Auto 35K motor geared 8/36 Slot it, Ninco competition rears and Gom fronts well trued; of course no mag but some lead behind the guide and on the chassis sides in front of the rear wheels; body free to tilt : it was a rocket, and fully controllable!
 
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