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#1 Posted : Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:32:50 AM(UTC)
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I have a 2014 SWB Hyper chassis with panhard. I would like to know what it takes to convert it over to jacobs ladder/w-link setup. Thanks for any help, advise, or suggestions.

Joy Harvey
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#2 Posted : Thursday, January 16, 2020 9:42:48 AM(UTC)
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If you stick with the wishbones, the Jacob's ladder would have to go behind the rear axle. We have never done that before with the PDX5 chassis. But I think it could be done. You would go with the X7 bearing carriers. The frame changes would be around $150.00
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#3 Posted : Saturday, January 18, 2020 10:33:23 AM(UTC)
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Sorry kinda new to the Micro world and still learning alot. We just moved to the outlaw micro class from winged outlaw karts this past season. When we bought the chassis we were told it was a prototype for the x6. But i have no way to determine if thats accurate as I am not sure the differences.

We love our Hyper and have done very well in it. We have some friends telling us that we should convert it to Jacobs ladder.

That being said, is the chassis with jacobs ladder normally in front of the axle? To do this properly would you change out the wishbones for longer ones? Or do you recommend sticking with panhard? In my thinking moving the axle back would not be advantageous. Sorry if these seem to be dumb questions im a noob :-) But if its going to benefit handling in one aspect, but rob another, Im not quite sure of the real benefit.

Thank you so much for your response.

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#4 Posted : Saturday, January 18, 2020 11:01:50 AM(UTC)
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If you want to go Jacobs ladder, get a car that is already a Jacobs ladder with wishbone. Don’t get a Z-link car. But if you are happy with your X5 keep it. We didn’t build many of the X5’s some loved them some didn’t like them. The X6 then X7 proved to be a more balanced car that everyone loved.
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