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HMM not as much droop as expected

Well it doesn't drop that much with the springs captured top and bottom but I don't see the need for a limiting strap which is a good thing. The tires are just off the ground in this picture.


I kicked it while holding the jack and I don't get any side to side or front to back slop. I think my angles and ends are positioned good enough. I still have to reinforce all the mounts and grow some balls and break down and cut up the DOM to make the real links (man it's hard to take the chop saw to $100 of tube). I think it might see a trail one day though [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: HMM not as much droop as expected

What are the coils from?
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They are 3" lift coils I believe off a ZJ. They are variable rate and very soft. They are softer than stock front TJ coils.
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Re: HMM not as much droop as expected

I've sat and scratched my head for a couple minutes now trying to figure out how your suspension geometry will work. Do you have any diagrams or pictures of a rig this is based off of? I'm anxious to see how it looks in a duck walk.
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Re: HMM not as much droop as expected

Here is one from a couple days ago before I captured the coils on the bottom.

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Re: HMM not as much droop as expected

Cool. [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]

So where in the suspension do you have heim joints (if any), hinges, and/or shaft rotation?
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Re: HMM not as much droop as expected

Heims on both sides on the lower links. Heims on the frame side upper links and bushings on axle side upper. Ideal would be bushings all the way around in my opinion but they are murder to mount on angles without building some sort of jig to line them up correctly. Trying to mount them at the same angle and the same position when they are spread far apart (like at the frame and the lowers on the axle) would be even more difficult to get them exact.
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Re: HMM not as much droop as expected

wait until you get some weight on it and then tell us how it does. there is not any weight on that thing to make the springs work.
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Re: HMM not as much droop as expected

Steve, looks real cool.. Just one question.......
Have you slept one complete night since starting this? I feel for you...
Keep going the end of the tunnel will get close soon...
Ricky...seeya...
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Re: HMM not as much droop as expected

Yeah no problem getting sleep it usually starts raining every night about the time I get the welder, grinder, saw-saw, chop saw, 1/2 dozen air tools out and just start to make headway. Didn't rain tonight although it rumbled a bunch. I got the lower links done (real ones). I sleeved them welded in the rod ends and mounted them under the jeep. Got a nice brand on the inside of my forearm.
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