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Old 10-16-2013, 01:25 AM   #2242
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:41 AM   #2243
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Old 10-16-2013, 01:53 AM   #2244
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Gonna be 6 levels of fun! and then back down....... hahahahaha oh gosh
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:15 AM   #2246
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lol wut? There's just a parking garage at school.... I'll even park there sometimes. No significance.....
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:59 PM   #2247
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:02 PM   #2248
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Literally watched it drive away about 1 hr ago... It's gone.

but at least it was to a friend of mine, and a local sale, and i'm gonna help him link it with 1 tons this winter.........
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:19 PM   #2252
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so it's definitely not as bad as it could be. still.... i'm a bit depressed... lol
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Old 11-23-2013, 09:44 PM   #2253
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so it's definitely not as bad as it could be. still.... i'm a bit depressed... lol
The friend part isn't so bad. The local part is though.

My buddy sold his 72 Scout II that was beautifully built just right. Local guy bought it. That was 15 years ago.

We still see it around town. Hurts every time.
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Taking the Tercel to Moab?
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Old 11-24-2013, 03:07 PM   #2256
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4. I discovered that right now, my creeper joints are very effective during compression, but not very effective during droop, which is greatly hurting flex.. I *think* it's because I need to either move my spring hangers more towards the center of the axle, or move my rear hangers more towards the outside of the frame, or a combination of both....


Sooo got some things to tweak on this thing. Will hopefully get it right soon... lol

Hey Silas,

Did you ever track down how to your joints to perform a little better on droop? I'm running into the same thing with my orbit eyes... they work on compression, but not as much on extension. I'm considering moving my shackle hangers outward on my truck, but don't know if that will improve much... (my orbit eyes seem to press on the outside shackle plate) I'll try to take a couple pics of my joints to show you what I'm talking about and post them on my build, just in case.

Thanks man!


EDIT: YOU SOLD IT!?!?
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The friend part isn't so bad. The local part is though.

My buddy sold his 72 Scout II that was beautifully built just right. Local guy bought it. That was 15 years ago.

We still see it around town. Hurts every time.
Dang... That's a good point. Although, the new owner said he'll sell it back to me in the future when he builds his buggy. lol
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He finally did it....


silas you finally sold the green dragon it is a truly sad day for us all.


are you still gonna come to moab?
I'd like to, man!! Not 100% though, it depends on some things...
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NOOOOO!!!




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We'll see. Definitely not running Helldorado with it, though. haha
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Hey Silas,

Did you ever track down how to your joints to perform a little better on droop? I'm running into the same thing with my orbit eyes... they work on compression, but not as much on extension. I'm considering moving my shackle hangers outward on my truck, but don't know if that will improve much... (my orbit eyes seem to press on the outside shackle plate) I'll try to take a couple pics of my joints to show you what I'm talking about and post them on my build, just in case.

Thanks man!


EDIT: YOU SOLD IT!?!?
Yeah, I moved the center pin holes on the leaf spring perches towards the center of the axle just slightly... While this is not the greatest solution since it affects spring rate and will wear down the leaf pack faster (since they're being twisted slightly), it seemed to help a lot with the geometry of the suspension during articulation. Especially since it seems you're getting more pressure against your outside shackle plates, moving the shackle hangers outward is a good idea. You at least want equal pressure, if not more pressure against the inside plate. Does that make sense?

Also, I think they needed time to break in a little as well... but they work great, now.




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Yeah..... lol it's been up for sale for a while now.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:24 AM   #2258
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Ok, that makes sense. I was thinking about moving my rear mounts outward slightly to equalize the pressure. At the same time, I wasn't sure if that would take my springs out of parallel or not. Looks like I have some measuring to do.

If you get time, I posted up a couple example pics on my build thread. I think I need to break my joints in more, but could always use another set of eyes.

Thanks for the reply, and I hope you fall under the yota wheeling temptation again soon...
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Dang... That's a good point. Although, the new owner said he'll sell it back to me in the future when he builds his buggy. lol

I'd like to, man!! Not 100% though, it depends on some things...

We'll see. Definitely not running Helldorado with it, though. haha

Yeah, I moved the center pin holes on the leaf spring perches towards the center of the axle just slightly... While this is not the greatest solution since it affects spring rate and will wear down the leaf pack faster (since they're being twisted slightly), it seemed to help a lot with the geometry of the suspension during articulation. Especially since it seems you're getting more pressure against your outside shackle plates, moving the shackle hangers outward is a good idea. You at least want equal pressure, if not more pressure against the inside plate. Does that make sense?

Also, I think they needed time to break in a little as well... but they work great, now.




(Sorry for the crappy instagram edits.... lol)

Yeah..... lol it's been up for sale for a while now.
You know almost every pic that I've ever seen is that your drivers side tire is always dropped.
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