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UTV Motor and Drivetrain / Well CRAP
« Last post by Carlriddle on March 19, 2019, 05:00:15 AM »
Well pulled buggy out check few things and start up.  Noticed a big drip of water out of center cartridge of turbo.  Its cracked!!! WTF.  So further inspection, I have a cracked head or block not sure yet, gotta try fig out which.  Looks like not enough antifreeze and it froze.   beathorse.gif~c200 beathorse.gif~c200 beathorse.gif~c200

So can I fix it, find another motor, head, block, and get it going?  6 weeks!!!!!!
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UTV Member Project Logs / Re: AR-51 build
« Last post by Lance-W on March 18, 2019, 08:41:57 PM »
Sorry about being negative but I learned this the hard way.

I would be concerned with how your mounting loading that bottom arm with that shock.  It's in the middle of the span, off center forward to back, it's going to twist that arm like a pretzel.
 
Think about it this way.  The inner arm pivot points are fixed vertically and the wheel lugs/flange are fixed vertically,  The shock is a hydraulic press pushing down and what happens.............  I really don't think you can make that arm strong enough and with enough cross bracing to allow it to survive.  Even if you were able to make it strong enough not to bend you'll never solve the twist problem.


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UTV Member Project Logs / Re: AR-51 build
« Last post by dsrace on March 18, 2019, 05:40:50 PM »
i am still waiting for my new turbo manifold before i can start my swap over to the efr 6758 turbo. enemy also bought the efr 6258 for his busa so this will be a nice test in case you ever decide to boost yours.  ;D ;)
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UTV Member Project Logs / Re: AR-51 build
« Last post by dsrace on March 18, 2019, 05:36:51 PM »
it does look good! so exh placement is up to you and either way i believe it will work. if you bottom out from time to time inderneath the carrier will require a skid plate. i will say i have tried the 90* back to back turns in the exh and it does add back pressure. how much ....i really cannot say but i went back to under the carrier myself ( n/a busa) i still have the factory header i modified and ran 3 plus years that i merged 4 into one at the factory Y or crossover section. i would've gave it to you can still will if you want an extra. i like the carriers btw. what else are you going to do to the lower arms where the shock mounts? that bend is a weak point now imo and may need to make a slightly beefier shock mount.  maybe something like this??


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UTV Member Project Logs / Re: AR-51 build
« Last post by budlight69 on March 18, 2019, 03:48:02 PM »
Looks good.  Did you build or buy the outboard rear bearing carrier?  I agree with fabr on the exhaust if it fits.  Add a some insulation and heat shield.  Bring it down to the dunes in 6 weeks and we'll just finish it up there ;D
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UTV Member Project Logs / Re: AR-51 build
« Last post by fabr on March 18, 2019, 10:00:10 AM »
Run the exhaust under the sprocket carrier would be sweeter. Looks good BTW!
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UTV Member Project Logs / Re: AR-51 build
« Last post by deranged on March 18, 2019, 05:20:04 AM »
Good lord, being busy and partially lazy in the winter sucks.  HAA!! 

I have been making progress though. 
I fit up my lower arms to see how things look when in full droop.  I wanted to see the clearance around the CV in full droop as well as locate my shock mounting points. 
I have 19" of travel with 5" under the chassis at full bump, and 39* of CV angle.  I will be ordering my inner CV's and axles to make sure things are rotating as they should.  I mocked up my shock location to verify and things are landing as planned.  Shock angle at full bump is a touch off 90* and I can live with that.





I also got the engine and exhaust fit up.  V-band clamps are freaking AWESOME!  I like the center exit exhaust, however it takes up a lot of useful space for things like fuel tank, radiator in the wing...  So I am thinking of other alternatives.  Possibly run the muffler vertical behind the engine and bull horn off and have the exhaust exit on each side of the chassis.
One thing I did also was got rid of the miter joint on the bottom rear of the chassis.
 


Thoughts on a fuel cell next to the muffler? Above the muffler?  I would make a tunnel of sorts and insulate it to keep as much heat away as possible.
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Meet and Greet / Welcome to our newest member manymaniyaa
« Last post by Yummi on March 14, 2019, 02:38:25 AM »
Hi manymaniyaa,

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Mall Crawling Just Got Too Real for This Poor Jeep

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Something to talk about / Mall Crawling Just Got Too Real for This Poor Jeep
« Last post by FeedBot on March 10, 2019, 11:14:20 PM »
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