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Old 01-03-2019, 08:50 PM
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That aluminum work looks killer and the yellow really is set off with the bed liner!
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Old 01-08-2019, 05:52 AM
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Man, I really respect Saudi auto culture! Cool project, keep up the solid work.
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This thing is looking better and better, keep it up!
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Old 02-26-2019, 10:50 AM
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Love the top solution, such an awesome build!!
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:42 AM
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:13 PM
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WTF, Leafs and coils in the rear?
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:13 AM
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What is wrong on this
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What he has done is saved a ton on links. However I would caution that this axle will wrap badly under power. But he will find that out
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Should I remove it ?
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Should I remove it ?
I would. I have done similar things in my past experiments. You can go one or the other, but not both easily. One problem is bump stopping. If you don't extend the bump stop down a lot, the coil will bottom out and give you a nice bang and eventually start taking out the uniframe. I think what I would do in your case is stick with the leaf spring and add an old school traction bar. This one eliminates axle wrap and would be a good option since ground clearance will not be an issue in your situation there

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I will drive on sand and some times I have to jump
do you think itís safety
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I wouldn't do it with that set up. If you are going to see some air time there are a couple of things you should do. One is to have the front suspension stiffer than the rear. Too much rear spring will make the front do a nose dive and if you do it at speed then you may roll end over end. Been there and done that. I suggest you study some Trophy trucks in races like the Baja 500 and 100. Or the Mint. You will see they have moved the rear spring toward the front on a trailing arm and it is quite soft. The other thing is bump stopping properly. What you had is not bump stopped. It is that rubber thing on the frame above the axle. People that do lots of air will get air stops. It is a cylinder that bolts there that can be filled with nitrogen, but I don't know why you couldn't use air in your dry climate. It increases the resistance as it compresses and keeps most of the bang out of the axle when it meets the frame. This goes along with good shocks. Fox and Bilstein make bolt in shocks that can be tuned. It is a matter of adding or arranging different diameter and thickness of metal discs in the end of the shock rod. There is a lot of experimentation involved with this. But the good news is the folks that make these things have all the expertise you will need to start out. It all involves money and how much you want to invest



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