- March 29th, 2017, 10:13 am
There is much more of a rattle on Intimidator than on Fury. I've rode fury 35 times in a row and not get a headache or even complain about a rattle. Now, I have noticed a slight "shimmy" of the cars just due to how fast the train moves. There's nothing that can be done about that unfortunately. It's just how the motion physics are affecting the cars.
Now with intimidator, every time I ride I look down at the wheel carriers and their respective bearings under the cars where they connect to the chassis. I can see just how much they move from side to side. Even though it is only very VERY slight movement, it's enough to cause a noticeable vibration, not a rattle, but a vibration. And again, this is probably due to one thing: the age of the chassis, but more importantly, the age of the part that is connected to the chassis that connects the wheel carriers to the car. The connectors between the chassis and the ball bearings on the wheel carriers may need to be re-manufactured soon so as to accommodate for the very very slight side-to-side movement. It's been 7 years, so I'm sure that they've worn down some. It's a part that's not replaced very often. Mainly due to how expensive it is to replace. However, I think that if it is replaced soon, the "rattle" on intimidator will be reduced to a "vibration" like on fury.
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