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Make car a bit lower

Discussion in 'Racer Problems & Fixes' started by twister77, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. twister77

    twister77

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    I am trying to figure out how to make a car lower to the ground. I wanted to change some fancy big wheels on one of the cars with something more "normal". As these replacement wheels are bit smaller, once I put them on the car there is a lot of space left around the new wheels inside the wheel arches. So, if I could make the body of the car a little bit lower, that would fix the extra space problem. So, if somebody could tell me what needs to be adjusted in order to make a car closer to the ground, that would be appreciated. Thanks..
     
  2. Splashonda

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    On both the front and rear suspension, change the y value!
     
  3. Stereo

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    Decreasing the restlen of the suspension will do it, too - that way the suspension stays mounted at the same spot, you're just shortening it.


    That is, car.ini susp_front.restlen and susp_rear.restlen

    You might have to change the minlen as well, also decreasing it. Otherwise it hits the bump stops.
     
  4. KS95

    KS95
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    And you could always rescale those wheels if you'd prefer. You could use Racer's modeler program for that :)
     
  5. twister77

    twister77

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    Thank you guys, restlen adjustment did the trick..
     
  6. twister77

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    Well, might as well show what I was working on. I never personally liked the look of the original wheels on the Seat (plus brake pads were spinning together with the rims!!), so I wanted to change it. Of course, credit goes first to people that created the Seat and then to AMGfan as I "borrowed" wheels from one of his cars for my custom mod..
     

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  7. luthobu

    luthobu

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    Looks really nice :) (Not really here, just lurking.. )
     
  8. KS95

    KS95
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    Indeed, very nice :)
     
  9. QuadCoreMax

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    Thx for this thread, want to see more like this one !
     
  10. luthobu

    luthobu

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    You are in luck! Here is one almost identical.. and I get to show off my personal Racer wiki ;)

    Oh, and to stay on-topic, I agree, thanks for this thread! I really needed this info today!
     

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  11. WiNdE

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    Thanks! I have been looking for this.