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Old 02-22-2008, 10:46 AM
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i checked out the jeep speed thread too. that looks like its gonna be all kinds of fun.
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Old 02-23-2008, 01:22 AM
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Your absolutely nuts. What's the fun in the sand? I had a sand box when I was little and I'm past that! Finish the car man.You've already got me started on the turbo 4 banger. I wanna see how well it works with the drive line you picked. That thing is the baddest thing anyone's seen and your putting it on the back burner.Don't get me wrong xj's are cool but come on look at what you got!!! Build it,pleazz.
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Old 03-22-2008, 04:53 AM
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Well, I've lost inspiration with the solid front axle as it just doesn't hit the desert whoops fast enough or rock race with comfort. So... I'm going to experiment with independent front. It'll be exciting enough to keep me going with this project just to see how it handles. Stay tuned.
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:32 AM
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independent front suspension should be cool. I was wondering why you didn't do that route in the first place.
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Old 03-22-2008, 11:51 AM
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While it's been done, it hasn't been done with great success. Though I do not compete, I do still run some of the toughest rockcrawling areas in the country so it needs to perform in the rocks as well as in the desert. With equal length A arms I'll be trying to limit the plunge so I can use somewhat standard rockcrawler components. I'm going to use a 9 inch center section and I am trying to figure out the best way to narrrow it up and find a bearing that will allow the micro stub shaft to plunge a little (in and out of the spool) if need be. My thoughts right now is to have a 33 or 35 spline micro stub at the diff that is yoked on the end for a dana 44 chromoly u-joint. Then have a 33 spline (double splined doube yoked) main shaft turned down to 1.300 to provide torsional twist and have that attached to a standard chromoly dana 44 hub stub shaft. My thinking is the differential micro stub will be stronger than the hub stub shaft and the main shaft will absorb some of the stress with some torsional twist. I still need to talk with some axle makers to see if this will work or not but I think it is a good start. Anyone have ideas on a bearing that the O.D. will press into but allow the shaft to plunge in and out of and also handle the side loading forces as the suspension cycles up and down?
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Old 03-22-2008, 01:47 PM
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That explains the post on RDC, I was wondering what you were up to.
Dumb question...
Why not just run the shafts that Jesse at High angle has out?
http://www.highangledriveline.com/sandrails.html
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:10 PM
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I spoke with him a few days ago and he wasn't sure how they would work on a front end application. I think he is a little busy at the moment to invest the time in another new venture.
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Old 03-22-2008, 09:39 PM
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Ya know, if you're gonna cut up the front end to fit ifs anyway, why don't ya just start a new one and I'll come pick up this one and finish it for ya!
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Old 03-23-2008, 01:57 AM
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I actually don't have to cut anything but a couple of link tabs off the chassi. Good thing I procrastinated on finishing out the front tube work! hahahaha I'll never build another rockcrawler again so starting over isn't an option.
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Old 03-23-2008, 12:22 PM
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you don't like your build?
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:17 AM
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I'm bored with rockcrawling and got hooked on the "go fast" cars. When you build a car that is just a point and shoot, anyone can drive it and look good, car, it doesn't make even the hardest terrain very much of a challenge. I'm keeping it since my buddies are still into it.
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Old 03-24-2008, 02:40 AM
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Another crawler bites the dust...
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Old 03-24-2008, 09:20 AM
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I'm bored with rockcrawling and got hooked on the "go fast" cars. When you build a car that is just a point and shoot, anyone can drive it and look good, car, it doesn't make even the hardest terrain very much of a challenge. I'm keeping it since my buddies are still into it.
What kind of go fast car are you building?
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Old 03-24-2008, 11:15 PM
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Twin turbo chevy 350 truggy.
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Old 03-25-2008, 12:41 AM
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Are you playing in kittielitter since your rocks shrank? No offence but I had a sand box when I was a boy and now they klank. That's one of the baddest chassis i've ever seen and it's backburnered for a sandbox toy are you kidding me? Give me a cutless on 32's,this thread hurts me.

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Old 03-25-2008, 12:49 AM
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Old 03-25-2008, 01:07 AM
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I hear you, but is that not one of the best looking machines you've saw here.I'm just popping off at the mouth in hopes he finishes what he started. My policy is"no unfinished rig left behind".It's a disappointment to see people's interests for the sport walk away.I apolagize for my coments.

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Old 03-25-2008, 02:34 AM
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Agreed.
This certainly one of the most interesting buggy designs I have seen.
I have followed this build fairly closely, here and there.

I have to say that if this metal magician changes course and builds a fast ride with the same flair and attention to detail as this ride, I flat want to see it! AND I would rather see it here then on RDC.
I would consider it a privilege to watch the progression, and steal a few ideas here and there.

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Old 03-25-2008, 06:34 AM
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X 2 on the response Entropy!I know it's gonna be a killer ride for sure.
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Old 03-26-2008, 12:04 AM
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I actually don't have to cut anything but a couple of link tabs off the chassi. Good thing I procrastinated on finishing out the front tube work! hahahaha I'll never build another rockcrawler again so starting over isn't an option.
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I'm bored with rockcrawling and got hooked on the "go fast" cars. When you build a car that is just a point and shoot, anyone can drive it and look good, car, it doesn't make even the hardest terrain very much of a challenge. I'm keeping it since my buddies are still into it.
Sure would be awesome to see this:


Be capable of doing this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkR3OS-k0H0

I dont believe youre bored with rockcrawling...just picked up another hobby
Whats the possibility to actually make it a kickass dualsport rig?
Either way, your build will turn out bling
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