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Old February 23rd, 2014, 09:06 PM   #921
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Old February 23rd, 2014, 09:08 PM   #922
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Old February 24th, 2014, 09:24 PM   #923
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Started mocking up the new 4 link front





Much shorter links this time hopefully won't bend as much.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 09:55 PM   #924
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Looks like you can get quite a bit more triangulation out of those uppers
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Old February 24th, 2014, 10:12 PM   #925
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I'm gonna get a little more but the power steering pump takes up some room too

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Old February 25th, 2014, 06:34 AM   #926
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So why wouldn't you have everything mounted that can't be relocated in order to not guess at your clearances?
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Old February 25th, 2014, 07:13 AM   #927
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So why wouldn't you have everything mounted that can't be relocated in order to not guess at your clearances?
He mentioned exactly that about 8:45 last night
"Damn it, where's the power steering pump"
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Old February 25th, 2014, 08:12 AM   #928
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Glad I caught it before moving them in more
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Old February 25th, 2014, 03:38 PM   #929
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This may be a dumb question/observation but, here goes anyhow. It looks like from the pics your front links will be mounded well ahead of the front tcase output......meaning your drive shaft is going to have a lot of slip travel in it if i understand correctly. You gonna be able to get a shaft with enough spline length to accommodate that or do i have this whole deal confused?
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Old February 25th, 2014, 03:46 PM   #930
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I get what you are saying, but what about rear axles and driveshafts? Wouldn't the same issue with shaft slip be there too if there was an issue?
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You are correct I will be running a 2 piece driveshaft to remedy this. Carrier bearing will mount just behind the lower link mounts almost eliminating the slip of the driveshaft.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 04:01 PM   #932
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You are correct I will be running a 2 piece driveshaft to remedy this. Carrier bearing will mount just behind the lower link mounts almost eliminating the slip of the driveshaft.




My links/drive shaft pivot at the exact same point on the frame and the drive shaft only moves about 1" through 16" of shock travel
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Old February 25th, 2014, 04:04 PM   #933
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I get what you are saying, but what about rear axles and driveshafts? Wouldn't the same issue with shaft slip be there too if there was an issue?
It works the same front/rear....the closer to equal length your links/shaft are the less slip.
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My links/drive shaft pivot at the exact same point on the frame and the drive shaft only moves about 1" through 16" of shock travel
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It works the same front/rear....the closer to equal length your links/shaft are the less slip.
Yup. same here
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Old February 26th, 2014, 11:05 AM   #935
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I got some rims if your interested.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 12:51 PM   #936
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So do We!!!!!
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Nice rims on Dakota = polishing a turd.

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Old February 26th, 2014, 12:57 PM   #938
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Anything that gets put on it will get beat like a stepchild so it really don't matter just comparing rims right now trying to decide.
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Dual is the only way to go. I would like to pimp Dale's wheels but I don't know if I want people mistaking you for me.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 01:46 PM   #940
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Anything that gets put on it will get beat like a stepchild so it really don't matter just comparing rims right now trying to decide.
Red-headed???





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