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Everything Fabrication / Re: EPS Mounting
« Last post by dsrace on Today at 08:56:21 AM »
allen moved his batt and 5 gal fuel tank up the nose to shift weight.     i didn't save any of the pics i took of my eps when i installed it. i thought i posted pics but didn't see them in the build thread either. looks good so far just brace it for rotational force and getting bounce back and fourth and you'll be good.
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Everything Fabrication / Re: EPS Mounting
« Last post by fabr on Today at 08:12:22 AM »
every bit helps.
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Everything Fabrication / Re: EPS Mounting
« Last post by budlight69 on Today at 07:00:28 AM »
Thanks all.  I was needing the weight as far fwd as possible, to help keep the front end down. 
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: A-Arm design
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 07:48:05 PM »
It's not just the tie rod. I would need to see a lot more of it to understand it for sure.
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: A-Arm design
« Last post by dsrace on Yesterday at 07:45:20 PM »
that would make more sense.
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: A-Arm design
« Last post by deranged on Yesterday at 07:44:40 PM »
I believe the aluminum spindle has uniballs top and bottom to gain the toe adjustment.

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Chassis and Suspension / Re: A-Arm design
« Last post by dsrace on Yesterday at 07:37:55 PM »
Kfabs design is definitely not a trailing arm . I agree with DS

with out a way to pivot how does that tie rod work? unless the bushings he's going to use on the forward (or lateral link arm) have some play or give i'm not sure how the tie rod would work??
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: A-Arm design
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 07:36:00 PM »
Kfabs design is definitely not a trailing arm . I agree with DS
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: A-Arm design
« Last post by dsrace on Yesterday at 07:33:16 PM »
I like that adjuster!  Now is KPI a factor in designing an a arm rear suspension?

k fab does do some nice work for sure. still looks like a spin off of a 3 link rear end but with a tie rod. kpi isn't as an important factor as it is in the front end. i have 0 on my carrier but closed the gap at the frame to create a slight amount of neg camber. i actually pre fer to be able to break and drift the rear plus with more flat top 1450 #2 cut paddle tires, neg camber change plays less of a role if any imo. comes down to each persons preference in the end. my track width in the rear with those paddles at full droop is 96" and i have 23.5" true wheel travel in the rear with my a arm design running non plunge 930 cv's.
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Chassis and Suspension / Re: A-Arm design
« Last post by fabr on Yesterday at 07:28:00 PM »
GREAT Information!  I have been leaning toward the a arm design as you mentioned that it is easier to design in camber gain etc.  You are correct fabber, that was a Rorty car.  My new car will have rake built into the chassis and that is a very good point to make sure there is enough up travel clearance as that "hood" part of the chassis will be as low as I can make it as well as short as possible for visibility.  The old rorty car has piss poor front vision.

While we are talking car design, I will do some splain-nin' 
Rorty based chassis layout. 2 seat
Lengthen the wheelbase to 118 to 120 ish (the rorty was 102) too short IMO
Width 86" or so.
Plate control arms in the front with 7*ish of rake 2.5 IBP shocks 12" ish and tabbed for bypasses
33" tall tires
2.4 Ecotec
CVT to an RPM  A transaxle is out of the question LOL  I know how I drive and it's just not in the budget.
Entertaining the possibility of a arms in the rear but leaning more to trailing arms
2.5 coilovers/2.5 bypasses
20" travel in the front
18-20" travel in the rear
Kind of a cool radius roof line

So basically a class 10 car by design..lol
My second car was/is pretty much the same car with a few mods.Yep shitty front visibility for sure. I can't agree more.
Ditto!!
Lean back to a arms ,IMO. I'm a real fan but everyone has their own opinion and the masses still use TA's. I think that will slowly change. They just handle better,IMO.There are some uses that TA's would be better tho. I can go along with most of the rest.Just my worthless .02
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