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I am aware that people have made
six-wheeled cars before - only
I saw a stretched, six-wheeled
car would be different though. As
front axle hits a speed bump this
axle would be lifted up and the
weight of the car transferred to the
two axles. Then as the middle
axle hits the bump, the middle axle
would be lifted and the weight
be on the front and rear axles.
the rear axle would be lifted in the
progress over speed bumps (or
potholes or anything else) would be
smooth. To dissuade speeding, the
software driving this wouldn't do
delicate ballet of moving axles up
and down at a speed of greater than
(??) Panther 6-wheel Cabrio
...from my Top Trumps. Notice the truly laughable top speed. [hippo, Oct 05 2004]
Active suspension technology primer
eminently bakable [krelnik, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]
[bungston, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]
(?) Scary cars
[hippo, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]
(?) Mike's New Car
The coolest 6-wheeler ever. [land, Oct 05 2004]
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||But is the ride smooth enough for a rabbi to perform a bris in the back seat while this happens?
||My dual-hybrid powerplant was designed to fit into a six-wheeled concept I came up with several years ago. The axles were evenly spaced, and the middle wheels (which were the drive wheels) were further apart than the front/rear wheels. The front and rear wheels did the steering.
||Rather defeats the purpose of the speed bump, no?
||Fishboned for that reason, given the incidence of speed bumps outside schools. If you want a smooth ride, get a hovercraft.
||[phoenix] - Ah, no. If you know
that your clever suspension system
is capable of smoothing out speed
bumps so that they're unnoticable
when you're travelling at 20mph,
but just can't move fast enough if
you're travelling at 30mph, then
you'll travel at 20mph.
||Porsche built a 6 wheel, 6 wheel drive race car. The odd thing is that the group of 4 wheels was in the front with 2 in the back.
||Now I have the theme to the Moon Patrol Atari game stuck in my head.
Doop doop Doooo-doop doobiedoobiedoobie doop doop doooo-doop doobiedoobiedoobie doop!
||[bris] Like the Panther (link) and
those other scary-looking cars
(link)? (I had no idea there were so
||I dunno, your Panther link is dead but, yes, in a similar form factor as to what the scary cars links shows. The Porsche looked vaguely like a 911, though, intead of an open wheel racer.
||nah, it would suck ass ifit only did it under 30, besides if you go exactly 30, you dont feel speedbumps anyways. yeah, lets all get hovercrafts.
||Three axles are no good for bumps
as you are always pivoting around
the centre axle - the old 3 axle rail
cars were phased out in favour of 4
axle dual bogies which provide a
solid basis for all railcars.
If a car moves from a 2 axle
design, my buttered buns are on a
4 axle 2 bogie/subframe design.
see kaz project.
||Lady Penelope's pink Roller (registration number FAB 1) has six wheels, just ask Parker if you don't believe me, he has to keep them pumped up.
||My 35 years old Citroen 2 CV does that with only four
wheels. Serious. But six wheel arrangement is cool. +