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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #345 on: September 10, 2021, 05:39:35 PM »
With enough spread on the frame arm mounts the a-arms can be very sturdy. Two different times I snagged the same tree solid ,came to a dead stop immediately at LS at probably 35-40 mph with my busa buggy. Approx 2000 #'s. I pulled the 2 of the mid board hubs bolts from the carrier 1 time and 4 completely out with the last 2 pulled badly the second time.  Neither time was an arm damaged. Neither time were the frame mounts bent or damaged in any way.
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #346 on: September 11, 2021, 06:17:18 AM »
With enough spread on the frame arm mounts the a-arms can be very sturdy. Two different times I snagged the same tree solid ,came to a dead stop immediately at LS at probably 35-40 mph with my busa buggy. Approx 2000 #'s. I pulled the 2 of the mid board hubs bolts from the carrier 1 time and 4 completely out with the last 2 pulled badly the second time.  Neither time was an arm damaged. Neither time were the frame mounts bent or damaged in any way.

very min damage then!
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #347 on: September 11, 2021, 06:35:41 AM »
Nothing  that helicoils couldn't fix.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #348 on: September 16, 2021, 05:47:15 AM »
So one more question to the equation;
As the rear arm gets longer & wider, what is the point for angle on the CV both down and back before the trans should be moved back?
Pending which way i go on updating the rear i could be doing a lot more work than i originally thought!
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #349 on: September 16, 2021, 06:27:00 AM »
It is best to have axles perpendicular to the car center line with a arms. Things get wonky if not. A lot depends on whether you use plunging cv's or non plunging cv's.  Keeping cv pivot points in line with the a arm pivot points is by far the best as it will allow you to use solid axles without slip joints that are just bad news at some point.  Upper and lower arms need to be equal length for simplicity and to avoid slip joint axles.
"There can be no divided allegiance here.  Any man who says he is an American,
but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #350 on: September 16, 2021, 11:41:55 AM »
^^^^^  what he said.
now if your speaking of TA's then i believe at full droop you want the axle perpendicular to the trans. so when the ta is horizontal ( level) the axle is pointed back to reduce plunge. now..... i do not know what angles or max limits on ta design.
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #351 on: September 16, 2021, 01:12:32 PM »
When I swapped my buggy from swing axle VW/VW motor to Subaru motor/Subaru transmission, and built my multi link rear suspension, I didn't have a clue what I was doing. I just built everything and hoped for the best! At ride height, my axles are actually angled forward, compared to everyone else's that are angled back. I am not a perfectionist  and it has always worked, so I left it alone. I have probably had people notice this and thought, "That will never work"! Glen would have told me to put away the crack pipe. LOL!

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #352 on: September 16, 2021, 01:35:19 PM »
When I swapped my buggy from swing axle VW/VW motor to Subaru motor/Subaru transmission, and built my multi link rear suspension, I didn't have a clue what I was doing. I just built everything and hoped for the best! At ride height, my axles are actually angled forward, compared to everyone else's that are angled back. I am not a perfectionist  and it has always worked, so I left it alone. I have probably had people notice this and thought, "That will never work"! Glen would have told me to put away the crack pipe. LOL!
TRUE!!!!!! :m
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
flag, the American flag... We have room for but one language here, and that is
the English language... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a
loyalty to the American people."
Theodore Roosevelt 1907

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #353 on: Today at 07:14:15 AM »
Appreciate the feedback 👍