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Old July 29th, 2008, 08:21 AM   #281
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I hear driving this thing is like hanging onto a tiger by the tail!
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Old July 29th, 2008, 09:35 AM   #282
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Come test it buddy.... just be sure to wear your diaper.
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Old July 29th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #283
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you bringin this bad boy to ostc again?
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Old July 29th, 2008, 12:55 PM   #284
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Old July 29th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #286
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Old July 29th, 2008, 01:11 PM   #287
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Rig Builds and Pics are you good to go now? any more Updates mods ect..
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It's totally wheelable. Heading out for the dunes this weekend. I'm gonna play around with my link settings & add a Currie anti-rock system to make it a little more stable at high speeds.

After I get home it's time for a skid plate before the next time in the rocks.
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It's totally wheelable. Heading out for the dunes this weekend. I'm gonna play around with my link settings & add a Currie anti-rock system to make it a little more stable at high speeds.

After I get home it's time for a skid plate before the next time in the rocks.
That sounds great im a big fan of anything Currie dose i like their systems and Johnny Joint
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Added the Currie tonight. Noticable improvement in handling. Thanks for the help Jim and Bryce.
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Old July 30th, 2008, 12:53 AM   #291
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Old July 30th, 2008, 05:41 AM   #292
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OK, OK, I'll snap some pics.

So anyway, thanks to JohnnyJ for giving me his sway bar setup that he hadn't installed yet. It allowed me to get it installed this week before I leave. Thanks John.

I had to bend the sway bar arm to miss my Trac Bar mount.




To maintain some even geometry and symmetry, I bent the passenger side the same as the drivers side. Notice in this pic the grey body bushing I made up to fit in the frame tube.

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No problem on the sway bar. I'm glad to see it in use.

It looks like everything packaged in there nicely. I thought you were going to do more of a z-bend around the trackbar, but that looks like an easier way to do it.

how does it flex?
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No problem on the sway bar. I'm glad to see it in use.

It looks like everything packaged in there nicely. I thought you were going to do more of a z-bend around the trackbar, but that looks like an easier way to do it.

how does it flex?

You didn't supply long enough arms for a Z bend. Actually, that's kind of the truth. If we had longer arms, it could have bent around the trac bar but I don't think it would have improved anything.

how does it flex? Ahhh.... the #1 question for everyone. Actually we didin't flex it out at all. That still needs to be done. If I have flex problems, I'll have to look at something different but don't expect any problems.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 10:50 AM   #295
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 11:42 AM   #296
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Where's the gusset to keep that fancy shmancy arm from bending?
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 11:52 AM   #297
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 12:28 PM   #298
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Jim still has a long was to go to get comfortable with the limits of this rig.

This was in Canada last weekend and I could tell he wasn't real sure about this situation, but the rig handled it perfectly. A few more off camber runs like this and more seat time and he'll get it dialed in.

The rig worked great, the motor sounds awesome, he needs bigger tires

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Where's the gusset to keep that fancy shmancy arm from bending?
No need for a gusset. The loads on the torsion bar are never great enough to bend the arm.

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Jim still has a long was to go to get comfortable with the limits of this rig.

This was in Canada last weekend and I could tell he wasn't real sure about this situation, but the rig handled it perfectly. A few more off camber runs like this and more seat time and he'll get it dialed in.

The rig worked great, the motor sounds awesome, he needs bigger tires

Too bad I didn't have quality spotters. You're right. With the SOA, I knew exactly where I was at from a tippy standpoint. This setup reacts differently and although I am very comfortable driving it, there were times I didn't have a good feel for balance. Maybe I need one of those little inclinometers.

There was one spot where all of the spotters on site felt I was tippy so we winched. (at the base of the rock face above the stairs) At that time, I actually felt pretty safe but common sense said to not push it, better to listen to those that have a different view. Although I've been in big rocks before, I never had a rig that had this type of capability so I found myself having a tendancy to be more timid than usual. Plus, I was the only full bodied rig with all buggies & I had never wheeled with any of these guys before. So I found myself less willing to push it. Out of the entire day, I think there were 2 obstacles that gave me problems where no else did. No excuses........ just the way I felt. Next time.........
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 01:50 PM   #300
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