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The video room / Re: WD-40 vs Kids and Their Car
« Last post by dsrace on July 23, 2018, 03:43:46 PM »
that was funny and i am surprised it lasted that long.
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by dsrace on July 23, 2018, 03:42:58 PM »
i like the shell emblem in the pic.
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UTV Member Project Logs / Re: AR-51 build
« Last post by dsrace on July 23, 2018, 03:42:24 PM »
very good news. now get some damn video!!  ;) ;) rofl so are you coming down to LS in oklahoma in oct when doug does?
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UTV Member Project Logs / Re: AR-51 build
« Last post by deranged on July 23, 2018, 06:30:21 AM »
First run with the new spring set up.
Well, my GoPro case broke, so I didn't get any video.  BOOOO.  So I took it to Silver Lake yesterday and did a lap.  SOOOO much better! 
Initial comments.  Add more pre-load and tighten up the compression as the adjusters were all the way soft.  I added maybe 1.5" of preload and went put 5 clicks on the compression.
MUCHO better.  The initial setting would work for normal dune cruising.  Well, i'm not a cruiser.  LOL  I smacked the ass end a couple times pretty hard, hence a little more preload.

The dune conditions were pretty rough as it rained pretty good yesterday and there were some nasty whoops.  Not the normal whoops, but the deep one right at the bottom of the hill before you go up.  Even some of the bigger cars were slowing down there. 
One thing I noticed was at higher speed, the car worked really well and felt really good with no bottoming out.  Where I bottomed out was the dips per say, where you are going along and its a slight roller going down and then back up.  Not a whoop by any means.  This is where I would almost always bottom the ass end out.  Is this where slow speed dampening comes into play??

I think I will pull the front apart now and install a flutter stack.  The one I put in the rear is very evident that it is in there....Or is that where my low speed dampening is showing?
Time to research.  LOL

Justin
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by fabr on July 22, 2018, 08:47:01 AM »
You have my interest/attention.
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on July 21, 2018, 11:54:03 PM »
yep its the steering column coming through the floor.

I still see this as a prototype chassis one to use to see how to do it better, like that steering shaft nice neat hole in the floor which should have a rubber grommet to seal out the water BUT when I fit the uj its right where the floor is so I will have to have a much bigger hole that hard to seal
the floor should have been an inch higher or lower but of course I didn't know that till after I had made that bit lol
I am not a great designer from scratch but I can take something that exists and improve on it, like everyone probably,


also the front floor looks a bit odd as its curved upwards, this is where the pedals are going to have to be so they might be a bit higher than normal, I thought that might feel a bit odd with your feet up higher but I just looked at how racing drivers sit, they seem to manage



like I say I might finish this frame hang all the bits on it then step back and see what needs tweaking to make it better 
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by fabr on July 21, 2018, 04:26:07 PM »
OK baloo,ya got me. What is the splined shaft through the green panel? Steering shaft? 
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on July 21, 2018, 12:25:29 PM »
pics went a bit out of order but you get the jist of it
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"AP" General Discusion / Re: car derived sxs
« Last post by Baloo on July 21, 2018, 12:24:30 PM »
found a bit of time to work on the buggy first job was to copy over the engine mounting positions






then I needed to work out how to bolt the golf subframes into my chassis












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Something to talk about / Watch the 2019 Suzuki Jimny 4x4 Live Its Best Life
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