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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-10-2003, 11:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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This is interesting, would it work for a Sami?

Found this looking around on the net. It's an interesting concept and I wonder if you guys think it would work on a Sami. They don't look that hard to fab up (nudge nudge rockrat, bill4ist,schrock.)

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http://www.nthdegreemobility.com/zig-zag.htm

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Re: This is interesting, would it work for a Sami?

Now that IS interesting. I'll have to think about how that works and what it does to on road characteristics...

Hmm, I wonder what it does in the front...

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The gas tank is in the way big time, no help there. With longer springs and a short frame extension...

The front angle of attack would get decreased quite a bit, as well as departure angles on the rear.

Hmmm...
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Re: This is interesting, would it work for a Sami?

I think they only make it for the rear and this is what they say about on on road handling.

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Re: This is interesting, would it work for a Sami?

Interesting, seems the teftlon pads may not last too long??
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Re: This is interesting, would it work for a Sami?

Gimmic crap for RTI scores, even worse than M/Ls......

That thing will unload at the worst possible momont and youŽll be on your side.......

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Re: This is interesting, would it work for a Sami?

well you could put pins in there to keep it locked in on the road then pull them in the woods i think it would be ok and not unload at the worst possible time
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Re: This is interesting, would it work for a Sami?

Im with tuneman, its a solid bar that controls side to side movement, and the frame spring mounts control front to back movement ( they also ran a trackbar) so it seems like a normal shackle set up but this shackle will droop at will...I wonder if you can get it to drop more?...
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Re: This is interesting, would it work for a Sami?

i have been thinking og this for about 3 months

started colectting stuff for it
maybe in about a month
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Re: This is interesting, would it work for a Sami?

Yeah i think it would work. You pin it so it doesn't move while on the road, and when your flexing one side would be jammed against the frame. So the only side unloading would be the one that you want to flex and droop.

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Re: This is interesting, would it work for a Sami?

One of the magazines did a write up of it a month or so ago. I believe it came with a pin to lock it on road and it also told you you may need to pin it on steep declines. Jim
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