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Simple Hydraulics for 4-wides
Looking for that finishing touch on your 4-wide car? Specifically a low-rider? Look no further than poseable hydraulics! Give your 4-wide a unique ability to stand tall, or ride low, in just a few simple steps! Original design from Raphael G.
About this creation
This is the handful of pieces you'll need. Flat 2x2 wheel bearings, (2) 1x2 clips, (4) 1x1 receiver clips, (4) 2x2-1 angle plates, (2) 1x4 plates, and of course, 4 wheels.

Let's begin. Start by attaching the bar clips to the bottom side of the wheel bearing. Attach 2 clips to each bar.

Next, add angle plates on the top side of the lose clips with the points facing the wheels. At this point, the chassis is still in two sections.

That's what the 1x2 plates are for. Place them on the bottom of the angle plates, mating both ends of the chassis.

Tada! Easy as that! Building a cool looking car on the chassis is the harder part!

One important thing when building your car's body, don't attach the wheels to anything else on the vehicle besides the central chassis. If you do, then your wheels may not move up and down or you may have bumpers that move with the wheel bearings. That would be wrong! Also, the wheels will stick a little when you pull them out, so don't break off your bumpers! Make sure the wheels have good clearance to swing out!

Finally, I discovered a parting piece! I realized that if built correctly, you can lower the car by simply bending the hinges in the opposite direction! Notice how the modified version can achieve a lower stance. Now we're talkin' low rider!


Here is the finished hydraulic setup in action! Please go ahead and try some of your own designs! I'd love to see what many of you builders can come up with!




Comments

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  June 29, 2014
A simple but clever and effective idea. It seems that it works very well. Thank you for sharing it :)
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  June 29, 2014
Great! I have actually never tried to build this kind of a hydraulic machanism.
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  March 31, 2010
excellent job! i love it! one of the best 4-wide lowriders i've seen!
  January 10, 2010
i make a creation with the hydraulics system could you see my creation and write comments on it please Triopi
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  November 30, 2009
Cool! Plus your car is awesome and it is so small!
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  October 4, 2009
i tried to use this but it was so hard to build around it
  September 6, 2009
Man, I will always come back to you for hydraulics and suspension! You are a lego wizard!!! They work great! Check out my Get LOW Baby creation, I used it!
  August 5, 2009
I just finished it! Works great on my black car which will be on MOCpages.com soon. *** Thanks for the idea Dylan!***
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  August 5, 2009
I'm gonna try it on one of my lego racers sets! Oh boy!
  August 1, 2009
so clever im so trying this i love how simple it is
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  July 30, 2009
bro this is so inspiring man.
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  July 26, 2009
Great idea, nice model too btw ;)
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  July 23, 2009
Sorry for the late comment.My son has used you Hydraulics idea for his his new 4-wide car.Looks very cool.Simple to build but very good for small cars.Thank you.
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  July 22, 2009
VERY COOL! I might try thins on an 6 or 8 wide car or truck!
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  July 21, 2009
I like the design, simple yet right, I'm surely going to use this.
  July 20, 2009
Awesome... definitely something I want to try.
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  July 20, 2009
Quoting Tanner Bowman Awesome idea! I will be using this soon... I built a Tiny Turbos yellow truck, and it will be the perfect vehicle for this! One question, do the wheels still turn when they are in the lowrider position, or do they scrub the body?
Cool! Thanks! And the wheels still move perfectly :D
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  July 20, 2009
Awesome idea! I will be using this soon... I built a Tiny Turbos yellow truck, and it will be the perfect vehicle for this! One question, do the wheels still turn when they are in the lowrider position, or do they scrub the body?
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  July 19, 2009
dude nice! now put it on a very hot looking donk truck
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  July 19, 2009
i can build a low-rider. thanx man, the low-rida, gets a little lower!! XD
  July 18, 2009
Disregard that...sorry. PS I used it on a Minigarage limo.
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  July 18, 2009
im surprised no one though of this before, very good technique. I also like the car.
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  July 18, 2009
No 'one' person did this first, go back to my old cars (very old.) I used to use this same design for every single car I posted. I won't bother trying to fight about who was first but none of use were.
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  July 18, 2009
Message to everyone: I know this is Raphy's design! I just asked permission to make instructions for it and he agreed. Thanks for your comments anyway!
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  July 18, 2009
Very cool! Could you please check out this moc http://www.mocpages.com/moc.php/135558 as it needs more comments
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  July 18, 2009
Awesome that should help haha. BTW nice car.
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  July 18, 2009
5/5-for the car. This is Raphy's idea-13th LUGNuts challenge. He did a lowrider with hinge-hydros.But, this is a bit better as it looks less akward.
  July 18, 2009
Very cool idea for such a micro machine. Well done, dude!
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  July 18, 2009
Very good idea from Raphael G. Nice pictures and cool truck from you Dylan. Keer it up... Or down, as you wish, with this design.
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  July 18, 2009
I'm not a fan of tiny turbos and those small cars, but with features like this I'd also want to try it. Great idea and cool truck, by the way!
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  July 18, 2009
Great idea! specially for showing off in the photos, and cool truck indeed... Keep it up pal >>> peace.. Firas :)
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  July 18, 2009
You guys realize this is my design? ;D it is, though dylan's car is way cooler than my technique. You should post the car alone, Dboy! By the way Aaron, of course you can, just be sure to tell everyone who made it ;) jk, still though Dylan great body :D
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  July 18, 2009
The only thing you forgot was the beat-box.....you should make a small stop motion with this. 5/5!
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  July 18, 2009
Now we're talking micrometers of ground clearance. Great design!
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  July 18, 2009
cool 10/5
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  July 17, 2009
WOW....This Is Great Do You Think You Could Make Instructions For The Car Itself....? 5/5
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  July 17, 2009
Wow Dylan this is great!! Can I use this for some of my cars? 10/10!
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  July 17, 2009
Heh, I used to use this years ago. I stopped now because they can't fin beneath my current cars.
 
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