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Old August 18th, 2008, 05:28 PM   #61
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shocks and springs are 70% effective at 45 degrees as they are at 90 degrees to perpendicular of travel.

you can compensate for up to about 45 degrees but anything more than that and you're not going to get it dialed in like it should be. anything within 20 degrees or so of perpendicular to the direction of travel is usually not noticable unless you are searching for 100% of the shocks/springs abilities.

the problem that we get into most of the time is that the stroke of the axle never cams over and acts on the spring perpendicular so nomatter how well you get it set up you pretty much are not going to get into a progressive compression against the spring/shock, it is always digressive where as it compresses you go at more of an angle from perpendicular you loose effectiveness of the shock/spring.

that last bit is pretty much on paper only and as long as you keep things closer to perpendicular it should be fine and you'll never notice the fact that it isnt geometrically perfect on paper.

Tab, if you think it is unloading too much we can talk some time. I want to see just how dialed in coilovers can be.
yah, what he said I'm more concerned with the weight transfer on a climb and a sudden shift to only one of the rears causing the front to unweight quickly and sit down on one rear corner. Not sure if thats the same as front unloading but thats what I've heard can be an issue with coilovers. Usually a rear sway bar will help with this but I dont know, we'll see at ostc.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 05:34 PM   #62
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How do you like the sound of the Hushpower muffler?
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Old August 18th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #63
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Thats the one I was waiting for! you win a prize jeapfreak! I'll send you 1 dollar casino cash. I know I bought them and they are in the mess somewhere but I cant find them and I went to silver lake without them. Oh, and there metric too you bringing the flatfender to ostc? I want to drive it, maybe we can trade for a spin.
LOL I didn't know we were competing for a prize

I want to take it up there, just trying to figure out how to get it up there right now. I currently am without a tow rig since I tore apart the YJ, and I haven't fixed the Caprice yet. If I could have the YJ done by then I would take them both up.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #64
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How do you like the sound of the Hushpower muffler?
Love it so far. Less hollow sounding than the flowmaster but like I said, its on a 6cylinder not a v8. You have to be careful with the 6 to keep away the ricers if you get the wrong muffler.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #65
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Looks awsome Tab , Sorry I missed ya at the dunes.

Everything looks top notch
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Old August 18th, 2008, 06:58 PM   #66
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A couple things;

I love the quality of the wheelwell cutouts.
I love the front shock hoop crossmember.

And for all those that don't like white.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 07:57 PM   #67
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Great looking build!
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Old August 18th, 2008, 09:18 PM   #68
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Looks good. We are heading to the badlands this weekend bring it out
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Love it so far. Less hollow sounding than the flowmaster but like I said, its on a 6cylinder not a v8. You have to be careful with the 6 to keep away the ricers if you get the wrong muffler.
Yeah, I've got a welded thrush muffler on mine and it's a little ricy for my taste. I've been consitering the hushpower because I think it will fit next to my t-case better (long arm).
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Old August 18th, 2008, 10:20 PM   #70
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Looks good. We are heading to the badlands this weekend bring it out
I'm broke after the mad dash to finish it the last few weeks, but thanks. I will take you up on that sometime too.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 10:22 PM   #71
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Yeah, I've got a welded thrush muffler on mine and it's a little ricy for my taste. I've been consitering the hushpower because I think it will fit next to my t-case better (long arm).
just be sure to get the 18" version. The 12" one isnt meant to be a muffler, just a resonator used with another muffler. I am really, really, happy with mine.
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Old August 18th, 2008, 10:29 PM   #72
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only thing i got is to change out your 14 bolt u joint straps for ubolts.
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Looks great Tab, nice job!

That's a lot of progress since the last time i stopped by.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 06:56 AM   #74
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only thing i got is to change out your 14 bolt u joint straps for ubolts.
I wanted to do that but ran out of time to research a correct part number. You have one? Or at least an application?
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why, I heard you were rippin' shit up in Canada
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You might give these guys a call they should be able to help you for the driveshaft ubolts has long as you tell them what ujoints you have.
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yah, what he said I'm more concerned with the weight transfer on a climb and a sudden shift to only one of the rears causing the front to unweight quickly and sit down on one rear corner. Not sure if thats the same as front unloading but thats what I've heard can be an issue with coilovers. Usually a rear sway bar will help with this but I dont know, we'll see at ostc.
that can be fixed pretty easily, take me for a ride at OSTC and I'll see what can be done
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that can be fixed pretty easily, take me for a ride at OSTC and I'll see what can be done
I heard OSTC is beneath him now.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 11:14 AM   #79
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I like it alot WHITE POWER!!!
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Old August 19th, 2008, 11:18 AM   #80
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Wow, this looks great Tab! Neat to see it all coming back together since the last time I saw it up on jackstands.

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