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Old August 5th, 2018, 01:15 PM   #401
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Working on finding full stuff. Looks like I'll need to redo engine mounts to make room for upper links. Going to need to stare at it some more.

Depending on how close to straight the front tire is, I should be about 82 wide up front to the outside of the tires. Trailer is 84 wide, so winning there.

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Would really like to do a shake down run at the end of the year. Hoping to do first big trip early next year.
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Old August 6th, 2018, 06:59 AM   #405
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Yep, you'll have to make the engine mounts as high as possible. I have about a dozen beefs with this chassis, the frame rail interior width, and front and rear heights being the same are a couple.
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Yep, you'll have to make the engine mounts as high as possible. I have about a dozen beefs with this chassis, the frame rail interior width, and front and rear heights being the same are a couple.
I was thinking this morning that I could make a jig with the old mounts, and then be able to make a new set on the bench. Maybe even be able to CAD up a set and have them cut.

One other issue that I need to work through is shock mounting. Looking through other builds, most are using remote reservoir coilovers or swayaway air shocks. I have Fox 2.5 air shocks, and they are 3" longer than the reference builds, which is making them a pain to find space for.
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I was thinking this morning that I could make a jig with the old mounts, and then be able to make a new set on the bench. Maybe even be able to CAD up a set and have them cut.

One other issue that I need to work through is shock mounting. Looking through other builds, most are using remote reservoir coilovers or swayaway air shocks. I have Fox 2.5 air shocks, and they are 3" longer than the reference builds, which is making them a pain to find space for.
Guess you'll have to switch to portals so you can mount them down on the c's!?
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John, what lower link mounts are you using?
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Guess you'll have to switch to portals so you can mount them down on the c's!?
Not that I would, but that same thought crossed my mind. I'm thinking something like what Currie did on their 4600.
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Is that lower bolt where you're going to be mounting your air shock?
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I don't like the air shock mounting that low. When I look at how bad my link mounts are worn (directly behind the axle) I wouldn't want my shock mount to be seeing that abuse.

The first pic is of my driver side. You can see the wear on the under side of the tab. The second pic is my passenger side where I had a bunch of 1045 plates made up that I am progressively adding to the outside of the existing tabs. It gives me a stronger tab and then makes the tab a 1/2 wide instead of the original 1/4.




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Is that lower bolt where you're going to be mounting your air shock?
That's what I'm thinking about. That's off the Currie/Savvy 4600 car, but it does get the shock low so it's not above the hood. But.. it's low.

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I don't like the air shock mounting that low. When I look at how bad my link mounts are worn (directly behind the axle) I wouldn't want my shock mount to be seeing that abuse.

The first pic is of my driver side. You can see the wear on the under side of the tab. The second pic is my passenger side where I had a bunch of 1045 plates made up that I am progressively adding to the outside of the existing tabs. It gives me a stronger tab and then makes the tab a 1/2 wide instead of the original 1/4.
Yeah, that's what I'm struggling with. I don't want the shock above the hood. Was thinking I'd need to put a skid on the bottom that's sacrificial if I go this route.

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Old August 7th, 2018, 09:25 AM   #413
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What length of shock? I don't feel like going back and looking for it.
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Was thinking I'd need to put a skid on the bottom that's sacrificial if I go this route.

More sitting and staring coming.
I thought about that too but I can't get the link out if I plate the bottom.

On a side note, I can tell you it's a lot easier removing the links with the shock directly over the axle. I can pop my front links in and out without much issue. Because my rears are offset in front of the axle, it always wants to twist when I remove a link.
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What length of shock? I don't feel like going back and looking for it.
Fox 2.5 x 14. They are 24.6" compressed compared to a SAW 2.5 x 14 that's 21", and Fox 2.0 x 14" remote reservoir coilover is about the same.

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I thought about that too but I can't get the link out if I plate the bottom.

On a side note, I can tell you it's a lot easier removing the links with the shock directly over the axle. I can pop my front links in and out without much issue. Because my rears are offset in front of the axle, it always wants to twist when I remove a link.
Yeah, definitely is more of a pain if I need to tear it down. Was wondering if I could make the link mount and have the air shock close to the tube and the link mount further out, but both near bottom of axle tube.
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Why not stick the shock thru the hood like some badass race rig? It would give you baller status.
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Casey Gilbert doesn't have shocks sticking through the hood. #racecar #myhero #dreamy

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Well then you should have bought a complete Miller Motorsport chassis.
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It's what all the cool kids are doing
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Just getting back from vacation. This arrived the day I was leaving.

I talked with Offroad Anonymous and asked if he make a cut down truss for me. We traded some emails and measurements and he cut it for me. All fits well, just need final fitment and to glue it on.

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