Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Eureka IL
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Long Arm Suspension, brainstorming...............
so i was pondering the beauty and mystery that is a long arm suspension.....and i had a few ideas......heres one of them:
since i'd like to mke a non-shovel like skid plate while i'm at it, what would be the drawback/benefits of attaching the suspension links to the skid plate?
+that i could make it geometrically friendlier and thus Uber-twisty and better handling on the road,
+It might be a little easier to adapt to the skid plate rather than the frame since i'm making a new one anyways.
+no low hanging link mounting points like stock jeep
+ i'd have to take the suspension apart when i want to take my skid plate off.....boogers! this is the problem!
i could also add a tube-steel cross member (for mounting links on) right behind the skid plate, just below the t-case output, but then i worry about interfering with the t-case if i need to pull it out....if i go too far back then i think I have the drive shaft in the way (havent looked just yet, its dark cold and wet out)
anywhooooo, share some thoughts. thanks!