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First attempt at building a LT kit

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by DTFtacoma, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. Aug 29, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    DTFtacoma

    DTFtacoma [OP] Dezert Toy Fabrication

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    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
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  2. Aug 29, 2010 at 11:17 PM
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    toku58

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    First off allow me to say you have balls the size of grape fruit!:eek:

    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!
     
  3. Aug 29, 2010 at 11:31 PM
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    blackhawke88

    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    looks epic!
     
  4. Aug 29, 2010 at 11:33 PM
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    No shit eh? Good for you dude, it looks to be coming along rather nicely!

    :popcorn:
     
  5. Aug 29, 2010 at 11:34 PM
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  6. Aug 29, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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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! :)
     
  7. Aug 29, 2010 at 11:39 PM
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    Dude PM amaes on here...he knows alot about LT! Thats about as much advise as I can give ya :eek:

    He's in the AZ section
     
  8. Aug 29, 2010 at 11:41 PM
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    Subscribed!
     
  9. Aug 29, 2010 at 11:42 PM
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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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    pass that over here
     
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    me too guys!
     
  13. Aug 30, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    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

    Thank you

    seriously hahaha


    Just soildworks, autocad, 3ds, and maya 3D lol I just need to get myself motivated to learn em :D
     
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    :eek: i envy you
     
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  16. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:37 PM
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    amaes Cuz Stock Sucks

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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.
     
  18. Aug 30, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    Thanks!

    good info :thumbsup:


    Me too Dezertrangers is a good source
     
  19. Aug 30, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    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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