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LOTSOFTOYS PANDA BUILD

Discussion in '1st Gen. Builds' started by lotsoftoys, Aug 16, 2011.

  1. May 7, 2013 at 7:25 AM
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    Ill have to swing by to I have yet to really tune mine
     
  2. May 7, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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  3. May 7, 2013 at 8:44 AM
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    Welcome to Beater-ville!
    Uno Mas? :eek:
     
  4. May 7, 2013 at 5:13 PM
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  5. May 7, 2013 at 7:14 PM
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    lotsoftoys [OP] pavement is boring....

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    i talked to a guyguy at work who is a ham radio geek... he said tuning just gets u in the mid range of the wave. it gets the best of both worlds, long and short. an un tuned antenna will either be naturally a little towards the high range or slightly low range... either way it wont lead to a large difference in tuning a small antenna like all of ours. now a 122" whip, whole nother story.

    i tested mine
    yesterday at work. i got just over a mile away from him and started to get scratchy. that was down by the mills, in town, lots of obstructions. moab or the trail should be a cakewalk at 2-3 miles line of site. plenty for me:)

    out of curiosity how do u tune an antenna like mine?
     
  6. May 7, 2013 at 7:15 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys [OP] pavement is boring....

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    cant run a 285 man... id need to buy an offset wheel....

    lookin into a 255 85 on a 16 steelie


    i talked to a guyguy at work who is a ham radio geek... he said tuning just gets u in the mid range of the wave. it gets the best of both worlds, long and short. an un tuned antenna will either be naturally a little towards the high range or slightly low range... either way it wont lead to a large difference in tuning a small antenna like all of ours. now a 122" whip, whole nother story.

    i tested mine
    yesterday at work. i got just over a mile away from him and started to get scratchy. that was down by the mills, in town, lots of obstructions. moab or the trail should be a cakewalk at 2-3 miles line of site. plenty for me:)

    out of curiosity how do u tune an antenna like mine?
     
  7. May 7, 2013 at 7:21 PM
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    *cough* I know how you can get a new wheel... *cough..cough*.


    I too am wondering how you tune an antenna like Jace has with no top screw.
     
  8. May 7, 2013 at 7:22 PM
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    lotsoftoys [OP] pavement is boring....

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    i dont wanna buy ur man you need urs! im got a line one a steelie.
     
  9. May 7, 2013 at 7:23 PM
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    Not buy mine. I'm saying I know someone who has money's to pay you. :D
     
  10. May 7, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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    lotsoftoys [OP] pavement is boring....

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    yes i no i no.... i dont need moneyz right now i need a day off to finish the damn truck!
     
  11. May 7, 2013 at 7:27 PM
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    Everyone needs moneyZ! Unless you're Noah. Haha.
     
  12. May 7, 2013 at 7:41 PM
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    A little of this and a little of that.
    Curious what your "guyguy" :D friend said about the heat build up and burning up the radio.

    Your antenna tip is exposed because if your readings are high on channel 40 then your antenna is too long. You just clip a little bit off the tip with some cutters. If your readings are too high on channel 1 you are screwed cause you need a longer antenna. :(

    I guess that is one advantage of the firestick.

    And yes we can do a tune day of antenna's but actually we need to meet somewhere away from buildings and in an area with a lot of open space to get a better tune. I guess we will have to figure that out. :D
     
  13. May 7, 2013 at 7:44 PM
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    I could use some moneyZ though. :D I have plenty of things I could spend it on in a heartbeat if I had it. Need to get to work this summer so I can get some more badass shit for my truck.
     
  14. May 7, 2013 at 8:03 PM
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    lotsoftoys [OP] pavement is boring....

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    he said antenna get hot because of the wattage the radios are pushing out... then when someone next to u has a hopped up radio, they can blow up ur radio....
     
  15. May 8, 2013 at 7:03 AM
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    Welcome to Beater-ville!
    Sounds like we need to go wheelin... or meet up somewhere near DIA with miles of open space.

    So... it's like playing battleship with cb radios? :eek:
     
  16. May 8, 2013 at 4:13 PM
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    lotsoftoys [OP] pavement is boring....

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    ive heard of guys talking to semis with hopped up cb radios blowing their little radios up!
     
  17. May 9, 2013 at 4:48 PM
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    lotsoftoys [OP] pavement is boring....

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    before..... axle sat forward in the wheel well due to the shackles. when stuffed, tire would rub the fender badly.

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  18. May 9, 2013 at 4:57 PM
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    lotsoftoys [OP] pavement is boring....

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    The fix:

    Marlin axle relocation plates
    http://www.4wd.com/aux_incl/images.ashx?i=OP25.jpg&partNo=MRE&w=380

    I chose to only move the axle rearward 3/4 inch. the further hole in the plate is 1 inch. wow what a pain in the ass this was..... you change one thing, you gotta change 14 others to make it work!!!!!

    first thing i needed, longer u bolts. got some nice ones from slee offroad that were perfect length.

    so i painted the plates and removed my old u bolts, inserted the plates, pulled the axle back to fall into the hole. then i realized the bump stops/ top plates still center over the leaf spring centering pin! so did a little research. People have been notching out their top plates the same amount as they move the axle. makes sense, so after cutting and working with a carbide bit i came up with this:)

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  19. May 9, 2013 at 5:09 PM
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    Looks good, can't believe I wasn't already subbed here. Come to think of it I haven't seen any posts from you on my build either!

    I do love this build though!
     
  20. May 9, 2013 at 5:10 PM
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    lotsoftoys [OP] pavement is boring....

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    So then i was finally able to tighten my u bolts having them straight.... so after that, i found my ebrake cable was being stretchy badly. i was able to make my own extention to the pivot point. drilled, and tapped for the larger bolt. this raised my pivot point about an inch or two. ebrake cable is alot less stretched. then i had to completely adjust the shoes and cable.

    i then was curious about my slip yoke.... removed my flange and extended the yoke, found i have plenty of yoke left at full droop. So glad there are no worries with the yoke. i did put drive line spacers on the carrier bearing to help relieve drive shaft angle slightly...

    attached is my spacer for the brake cable and the final product. tires fit in the wheel well a whole lot better! flexed it out and no rubbing:D

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