Stupid American truck skidder

Thread in 'Project Cars and Builds Threads' started by Slowroller, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Goosah

    Goosah New Member

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    I would suggest doing up some upper links for the rear end so its like hybrid of a 4 link and leaf spring. As it sits, you are going to get mega twist in those leaves, especially with blocks. In an old Corolla, I was running 2 in blocks with springs about the same thickness and number of leaves, but only 40 inches long, and I got almost 20 degrees of pinion angle change under load! It was absurd. I took out the blocks and rearched the leaves, and that helped quite a bit. Of course, you could make a pinion snubber, but they tend to make things behave unpredictably, as do traction bars. I don't want to sound negative for my first post in your thread though haha, the fab work is most impressive, especially those cnc parts for the front end!
     
  2. Slowroller

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    Thank you. On one hand I still want to keep this thing as much truck as possible. That means I wanna keep the leaves, for now at least. I plan on making a traction type bar that mounts above and below the axle and mounts to the frame with a shackle. What effect will this have on handling? I have no Idea.

    this is the style Im talking about

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  3. Slowroller

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    more shock work. Now im ready to make the adjustable shock towers.

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    more work on the front clip. Ill be making the inner fenders soon.

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    a MAF sensor adaptor I made to run my huge K&N

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    top fab work as always.

    still confused as to what this is though?

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  6. MrLuke

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    Is that a sohc ka24e ?
     
  7. Slowroller

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    you will see

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    starting the inner fenders

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  10. MrLuke

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    Have you been / do you go on www.ka-t.org :: Index ? Lots of knowledgeable people on there and some good builds. Sure they would be interested to see what you are up to :)
     
  11. Goosah

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    I think that traction bar idea would work! It'd be much like a trailing arm suspension, where the angle of the arm may give some anti-squat behaviour.
     
  12. Slowroller

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    Yes I have been there. Lots of good info. I have not posted though as my motor will be stock for a while.
     
  13. Slowroller

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    We will see. I ordered some heims for it.
     
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    started my shock mounts. The angle of the top is not finalized yet.

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    masses of adjustment, like it
     
  16. Slowroller

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    Shock mounts are now done other than paint.

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  17. jonofd3

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    Are you going to be running the torsion bar suspension up front???
    if you are, there is a sneaky way to stiffen the spring rate and keep it low ;) take a look at my build (fairly early on)..... should be a similar setup on yours.

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  18. Mr Credit

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    Just read this from start to finish. What an awesome build!!! :D

    Your machining/fabbing skills are seriously enviable!!! ;)
     
  19. Slowroller

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    Christmas came a little late for my truck

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    Hmm wont quite fit like this, time to start cutting it up

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    thats better

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  20. Slowroller

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    Well it looks like they were a little generous with the demensions of my fuel cell, so in short its not gonna fit. I could put it directly behind the axle but that opens up an entirely new can of worms. First thats moving weight in the wrong direction. I want the bulk of mass inbetween the wheel centers for quick transitions. If I put it back there I would have to move my battery, which I just mounted, to the opposite side. And lastly the fuel cell would interfere with my swaybar mounting.

    So Ill be using the stock tank, I just have to get the rust out of it.

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    and the start of my coolant tank - swirl pot.

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