Which type of suspension would be the best to use in the vehicles in SAE BAJA and SUPRA?
For SUPRA, double wishbone suspension is the most reliable and easy to fabricate in the front as well as in rear side because with it designing all other parts like steering system and braking system is much easier to design and fabricate. You can also use MacPherson strut in front to reduce complexities to reduce some more.
For BAJA, I think double wishbone for the front and for rear you can use semi trailing arm suspension.
I’ve noticed a lot of colleges are running air shock’s instead of coilovers, this shocked me because in a fullsize vehicle air shocks tend to over heat easily at high speeds, thus loosing their valving and tending to raise the ride height, because of this there only really recommended for rockcrawlers.
Atv Baja Suspension Shock Absorber
Veer Alakshendra from MathWorks briefly gives an overview of various tools and resources that can be used in BAJA competitions. In particular, you’ll learn how you can use MATLAB®and Simulink® to design an all-terrain vehicle (ATV).
Learning from Rusty’s design, the 2012 car incorporated a similar yet lighter frame and rear semi trailing suspension. As we know today, although Trusty Rusty is reliable, his weight slows him down. 2012 met a terrible fate when a roll over during training caused the upper chassis structural tubing to bend violently inward. All functional parts were salvaged.
All Baja SAE designs are based around a 10HP Briggs and Stratton engine. The engine cannot be modified or altered in anyway, so it is up to each team to design around the engine to produce a competitive car. Each year the MSU Baja Race Team approaches this task with renewed enthusiasm, working together to build on previous successes while developing new ideas and technologies to create a custom vehicle.
Burley began building Syncro parts in 2005. Burley Motorsports is now a family business, but Burley continues to design and produce most the parts in-house. BMS is proud to produce the strongest, most dependable custom parts in the Vanagon community.
Mike came to us two years ago with his 2015 Chevy Silverado looking for a truck that looked great, performed well and stayed within his budget. We set him up with our bolt on long travel kit and deaver springs with a bed cage. Fast forward to May of 2018, Mike brought the truck back wanting to take it to the next level without making the full transformation to an off road only vehicle. We set him up with our long travel race kit and developed a new linked rear suspension system allowing for 20" of travel and usable bed space.
ITM Provides Data Logging Solution to Miami University Baja SAE Team
With this unit, a laptop, and ITM’s iTestSystem configuration and analysis software, the team could quickly mount the data logger to the vehicle and begin acquiring data right away without running wires to the PC. Plus, the environmental connectors and enclosure keep out dust and moisture so the team could run it down the road or right through the mud. Having the data logger ride along for the test while actively transmitting strain data was crucial for the team for visualizing live data and performing instant analysis on a PC connected over Wi-Fi.