March 12, 2014; Story By Kristin Cline; Independent suspension systems have been utilized in the production car market for decades - and while it provides a smoother ride over solid axle systems, the debate is heavy in the off-road segment about which suspension set-up is best when you’re off the beaten path. Ultra4 takes “off the beaten path” to its most extreme — requiring not only fast desert speeds but also the utmost crawlability through monstrous rock sections. Hey how do you do the 4-link atatched to the axle i have tried for hours trying to figure out how to do it? You can see the widespread adaptation of aluminum steering and control arm links in the Jeep aftermarket, all of which have been proven durable in the Ultra4 setting. Level III Supporter. So how do you choose between the two? However, over the past ten years, Ultra4 Racing’s flagship King of the Hammers race has proven to be just as saturated with new technology. This item will only be visible to you, admins, and anyone marked as a creator. To stay competitive in today’s top Ultra 4 racing tier, an Independent Front Suspension is almost a requirement. While there is a fine balance between becoming too light in the desert, in the rocks, the less your vehicle weighs, the easier it will be to propel over the obstacles. endstream endobj startxref If you believe your item has been removed by mistake, please contact, This item is incompatible with MudRunner. Thats very strange. From tires and suspension to steering and safety features, the technology in the modern Ultra4 car has made a lasting impact on the components you can now purchase to upgrade your daily driven 4x4. Español - Latinoamérica (Spanish - Latin America). Category Autos … It is only visible to you. We are excited to show off our latest project. The right set of rubber can make or break your race. Though many will rarely push their vehicles to the extremes of Ultra4 Racing, it’s nice to know the components can handle it. This means your differentials must be up to the task. Nothing can beat the way independent suspension absorbs uneven terrain at speeds upwards of 100mph. Why not take a minute to register for your own free account now? You need to sign in or create an account to do that. Colorado Speed & Performance LSX 454, CAM, and Tune. Aluminum is also used in many of the Unlimited series cars, such as two-time King Erik Miller's Miller Motorsports chassis, to sleeve high impact sections of the chassis. Trent Fabrication was approached by owner/editor of CRAWL magazine’s John Herrick for a new buggy build to be featured in his magazine. When we started this build, it was only supposed to be a roller, but as time and fund’s progressed, it turned into a turn key build. Loren Healy scales Backdoor in his solid axle buggy. About this time Ultra4 Racing announced the formation of a new class for KOH called the Legends class. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. Joined: Aug 2, 2008 Messages: 31,138 Likes: 7,674. Every Spidertrax part you see under an Ultra4 race car, you can purchase for your 4x4. Aftermarket axle companies such as RCV Performance even offer complete axle kits for those running IFS, making that transition to a durable frontend more attainable. All trademarks are property of their respective owners in the US and other countries. This was the goal for DSquared Racing’s latest project. Solid Axle vs. IFS in Ultra4: Why the Debate? ��A\�p�@`�u����R��b��U������/W�JJ$ȡ��%����>3�Q�3>���G0��h'��&�h|rS6>T7��z��,�����+]�^��ޤL��s�n'���|��ބ��\���kQ�`�K����d�3��_��77�ꁆd�"��6�ްc�������-#K��. The best part is that these are not race-exclusive parts. Raceline Wheels with 42in Goodyear MT/R Kevlar Stickies, Copyright © 2020 Trent Fabrication. This biggest difference between the Baja 1000 and those participating in Ultra4 Racing is that all of the vehicles racing in Ultra4 are four-wheel drive. Both require well-designed and durable suspension systems. Also pictured is TJ Flores’s IFS car that he took delivery on as a rolling chassis, and finished at Champion Raceworks! 381 0 obj <>stream Surely the 2014 Ultra4 Championship series will provide plenty of opportunities for this debate to continue playing out…I’m lookin’ forward to it! Comments? %PDF-1.5 %���� Loren Healy, 2014 King of the Hammers, knows what works for him. This is largely thanks to its incredibly strong 3-ply sidewall and seriously stout tread. A 4 seat 151 production chassis based on our race proven 2 seat design. Ultra4 Racing is no different. Brèves. A few years ago, Campbell rocked the off-road racing world when he built and raced an independent front suspension (IFS) rig at a time when there were no other IFS rigs racing in the Ultra4… To stay competitive in today’s top Ultra 4 racing tier, an Independent Front Suspension is almost a requirement. All rights reserved. Welcome to RCCrawler Forums. He was laying down some good laps during practice at the 2014 Glen Helen Ultra4 race in San Bernadino California. The class that you are racing in will largely depend on what steering system your vehicle can be outfitted with. The customer supplied us with a GM60/14 combo, and a GMPP LS3, which is hooked to a Levrett Built TH400 and an AtlasII 3.8. While both steering types had been around for years before Ultra4 Racing, the mix of low and high-speed racing required steering companies to create systems that could be more adaptable. Continue on to the site and look for links to the latest articles, as soon as they are released. Pick up an issue of CRAWL Magazine and check it out today! Continue on to reading this issue and look for links to the latest issues, straight to your inbox, as soon as they’re released! We invite you to get behind the wheel with us, it's certain to be an interesting drive. Unique Characteristics: IFS Ultra 4 Rock Crawler Ultra 4 - (The Rocker) At the 2013 King of the Hammers, Ben Naiper debuted our first Ultra 4 and placed 5th in of a field of 64 vehicles. In years past, a driver had to run the same rig in all of a year’s races — now they’ll be able to keep more than one rig in their arsenal. This has created improved steering systems for those looking to upgrade to hydraulic assist and fully hydraulic steering systems. Continue on to reading this issue and look for links to the latest issues, straight to your inbox, as soon as they’re released! This has translated into being able to purchase Competition Edition air lockers, which you can find under the three-time King of the Hammers Shannon Campbell’s Dragon Slayer 4400 car. If you're new to these car types — an IFS car is easily identified by a narrower front end and diagonal supports going to the front tires (below), whereas a solid axle has a straight axle going between the front tires (above). h�bbd``b`�@��!��"ڀ�8�? In most forms of racing, weight is a critical element. Subscribed. At the premier 4400 Unlimited level, you’ll typically find a trophy-truck style rack-and-pinion system or some sort of fully-hydraulic variant. All rights reserved. Keeping the engine in the front, this differs from most IFS cars, for a very similar and controllable feel. From recreational ‘wheelers to tow rigs, the strength and uniformity Nitto has developed with the Trail Grappler has translated to a tire everyone can benefit from. Questions? What came is the introduction of the Top Shelf Legend’s Chassis. It looks like you're enjoying RCCrawler's Forums but haven't created an account yet. Why is this important for your everyday ‘wheeler? This is Trent Fabrications 1st 4 seat Top Shelf Chassis. The ability to go even faster with a smoother ride over the roughest terrain the world can throw at you. 373 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[<125A9AFA24C0FCB8A08A025429CEAEB4><1438177AF295B74BB2C31333EF33586F>]/Index[363 19]/Info 362 0 R/Length 64/Prev 448088/Root 364 0 R/Size 382/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream Subscribe. IFS Chassis; All; 39" Trailing Arm (Pair) Fully Trussed Spidertrax Rear Axle Housing 2 Seat IFS Ultra 4 Chassis.
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