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Old 08-29-2010, 10:54 PM   #1
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First attempt at building a LT kit

Looking for any advise. I'm getting about 13" of travel but I can't seem to work out the last bit of bump-steer at full droop




















This things gonna get plated like crazy




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Works great.
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:17 PM   #2
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First off allow me to say you have balls the size of grape fruit!

There are so many little design angle that need to be worked out it's not funny. Your UCA and LCA's need to work as a unit. If you notice that the length of the LCA, isn't proportional to the UCA.
You need to work out the geometry at key points of the suspension travel. (I assume you already know this) But if you make a mistake the wheel angle will be thrown off at certain points of the suspensions articulation.

It's not as hard to do as people might think. But it is really easy to make a mistake.

Sorry I know this doesn't really help. But I don't think there's anything anyone can do over the internet, to help you.

Good Luck with your project!
Remember to keep good notes of your data!
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:31 PM   #3
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:33 PM   #4
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No shit eh? Good for you dude, it looks to be coming along rather nicely!

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Old 08-29-2010, 11:34 PM   #5
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:35 PM   #6
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Wow, I have absolutely no engineering or fabrication advice to send your way. As mentioned earlier I would definitely keep notes of all your work. Definitely interested in this thread! Good luck!
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:39 PM   #7
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Dude PM amaes on here...he knows alot about LT! Thats about as much advise as I can give ya

He's in the AZ section
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:42 PM   #9
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Hey if you have access to a design program? (AutoCad) or some 3d program that will allow you to input your specs and make sure that the spindle stays in the proper position through out the range of articulation. that will really help your R&D!
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Old 08-29-2010, 11:45 PM   #10
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:07 AM   #11
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Old 08-30-2010, 12:16 AM   #12
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Old 08-30-2010, 09:15 AM   #13
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First off allow me to say you have balls the size of grape fruit!

There are so many little design angle that need to be worked out it's not funny. Your UCA and LCA's need to work as a unit. If you notice that the length of the LCA, isn't proportional to the UCA.
You need to work out the geometry at key points of the suspension travel. (I assume you already know this) But if you make a mistake the wheel angle will be thrown off at certain points of the suspensions articulation.

It's not as hard to do as people might think. But it is really easy to make a mistake.

Sorry I know this doesn't really help. But I don't think there's anything anyone can do over the internet, to help you.

Good Luck with your project!
Remember to keep good notes of your data!
Yeah I cycled it about a million times turning every which way till I was happy lol But every little change does make a huge difference on the suspension as a whole

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No shit eh? Good for you dude, it looks to be coming along rather nicely!

Thank you

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Hey if you have access to a design program? (AutoCad) or some 3d program that will allow you to input your specs and make sure that the spindle stays in the proper position through out the range of articulation. that will really help your R&D!
Just soildworks, autocad, 3ds, and maya 3D lol I just need to get myself motivated to learn em
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:37 PM   #16
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Here is a link that may help a little.

http://www.thedirtforum.com/bumpsteer.htm#Q4
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:52 PM   #17
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Dude PM amaes on here...he knows alot about LT! Thats about as much advise as I can give ya

He's in the AZ section
I by no means know alot about LT. I know a ok amount and learn more and more every day by reading for hours on how things work.
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Old 08-30-2010, 01:59 PM   #18
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Here is a link that may help a little.

http://www.thedirtforum.com/bumpsteer.htm#Q4
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I by no means know alot about LT. I know a ok amount and learn more and more every day by reading for hours on how things work.
Me too Dezertrangers is a good source
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good info

Me too Dezertrangers is a good source
No problem, And yes there and Race-Dezert are my biggest sources of info. and Since I'm just the office bitch at my work I have hours to read them every day. and then I have made friends with alot of the people I've met so I call/email them with any questions I have. Right now I'm really trying to focus on learning Shock valving and spring rates.
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