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Old 11-05-2014, 01:05 AM   #991
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oh right sorry truck build pictures i dosed off there

haha grab some more popcorn! ive been slowly getting the front end done, got most the stuff tacked in. still need to move the lower coilover mount a bit. but its getting there!





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Old 11-05-2014, 01:39 AM   #992
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you might want to move the lower coilover mount out towards the hub more. You mentioned moving a little, idk how much you mean.

2 years of starting a formula sae team i learned a lot about suspension. Keeping it near the middle will cut the spring rate in half and put a huge bending moment in the middle of your lower control arm.

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Old 11-05-2014, 02:54 AM   #993
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Are you gonna run triangulated lower arms? Or is there no need... anyways this build is badass.
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:44 PM   #994
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damn. That's what I figured you were doing, awesome work thus far.

agreed about moving the lower mount closer to the hub. It would appear you already have two mounting positions for the upper mount, so still retaining some adjustability. And I'm sure you know what your doing...but if it were me, id keep the stock mounting spot and use that for a mounting point of a splined sway bar.

keep it up! This build gives lots of us hope for our own projects.
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:04 AM   #995
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Old 11-06-2014, 02:10 PM   #996
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I have a general idea and understanding of what I'm doing but a lot of it I learn as I go. The lower mount is going to use that stock shock mount location for the inner mount and I will have two more about a half inch apart going towards the hub. I got everything up front welded up yesterday now just need to make the lower mounts and pull the dash and weld it up into the cage!
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Hey asr321 got any updates?
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Sure do! I've been getting lazy on here lately, I'll get some up soon!!
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Got the front end all back together! coilovers sit nice I cant wait to go rip around a bit and see how they feel. also got the rear mount radiator setub done, just need to pick up some more rubber hose to connect the ends. used all 1.25" copper tubing, heated and bent slightly where it needed it and it fit nicely under the cab. got the diagonal brace in the main hoop done in the cage so its no leagal for most pro-am events. went with some 17x8s up front the 9s were just a bit overkill and would have had rubbing issues. also arched the fenders up 1.5 " higher in the front for clearance. lots of little shit but you get the idea! still have tons of little things left but its getting there! going to be a fun year again!

















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This truck is a killer masterpice!
Also been wondering, what's the benefits of moving the radiator to the rear besides clearance issues up front?
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