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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / Re: toyhauler camper
« Last post by dsrace on May 13, 2018, 08:28:00 AM »
reason i ask is i have to do something with my fifthwheel toyhauler camper. the wheels have struck the floor a few times now and it has to stop before it catchs fire. the factory never left enough room for clearance. i only about 3" between the floor and tires so fast suggested flipping the axles or adding a leaf to stiffen them up. both are an option however flipping them or putting them under the leaf springs rather than over ( as they are now over) would lift the unit about 6" if i go to 16" rims. that makes the ramp gate waaaaay to steep. i have no issues installing wheel wells. this would solve my current issue but also want to go to 16" rims with 235 /80 x 16" tires as i have 225 x15" on there now. 3" tall wheel well would be plenty and no issues fitting between them either so no biggy was just thinking with 4" drop axles i could shed 4" of the 6" that flipping them and going to a 3" larger od wheel would add.
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Trailers, Toyhaulers and Motorhomes / toyhauler camper
« Last post by dsrace on May 13, 2018, 08:22:39 AM »
can anyone think of or know a reason why drop axles shouldn't/can't be used on a camper?
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: DS is looking to UP His Game!!
« Last post by dsrace on May 13, 2018, 08:21:48 AM »
 ;D
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: DS is looking to UP His Game!!
« Last post by Doug Heim on May 12, 2018, 08:57:37 PM »
It is fun and dont worry Fabr... I have "Plans" LOL!!!
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: DS is looking to UP His Game!!
« Last post by dsrace on May 12, 2018, 09:22:26 AM »
i will say.....after driving dougs tatum i do like the windshield. didnt think i would like the auto trans but i really did. its a heavy tank at claimed 4400lbs but the suspension and weight really work well together for the ride! it soaks up most anything at ls hands down. i was really surprised on that. now i can see that being a handi cap in some places in the real soft sinking sand but we can learn to drive around some things lol almost needs a back up cam on the right front wheel as that corner is blind non stop and lacking in visability out the roof too but thats actually no big deal as i am used to sizing up the dune before starting up it anyway. you have to put your foot into dougs rail pretty much non stop but very controllable for sure with that auto trans.
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: DS is looking to UP His Game!!
« Last post by dsrace on May 12, 2018, 09:13:56 AM »
cant afford the 3k hp build though ......that takes mega bucks lol but very impressive!
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Motor and Drivetrain / Re: DS is looking to UP His Game!!
« Last post by dsrace on May 12, 2018, 09:13:04 AM »
i read the whole article....good info :)     funny you posted this as i have been following another thread on a ford site with a guy experimenting with a super charger/ turbo combo. they also do make a compound turbo kit for this engine and i have finally found two builders for split scroll headers. i have serious doubts this 3 speed megasand would hold  but with the thicker gears it may be stronger than i think. i cannot re gear it the way it needs to be and cannot afford a mendi 2d right now so all that will have to wait a bit. however the plans are unfolding on paper right now lol borgwarner does make an efr series split scroll turbo. might have an option this winter to buy a stage 3 head that far out performs mine. the split scroll turbo does light earlier and the efr is far more efficient and responsive than mine. i would need a well built mendi to complete this combo but i am positive that i would easliy be able to achieve 500 to 600 hp with that set up and still have enough bottom end on take offs with some life expectancy out of the motor. i now know it handles 30 psi no problem. runs out of gear so fast at 30 psi with the current gears its ridiculous but temps and pressures were all good.
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Motor and Drivetrain / DS is looking to UP His Game!!
« Last post by fabr on May 11, 2018, 07:43:31 PM »
http://www.enginelabs.com/engine-tech/dyno-testing/video-four-cylinders-massive-boost-shane-t-2126-horsepower/

Look out Doug! Your Tatum is a bit underpowered after DS gets this thing .  :m
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The Pit Stop / Re: So how does Yummi fill his time when he is slow at work?
« Last post by Yummi on May 11, 2018, 05:13:26 PM »
Well, the town has been playing hardball with record's requests.  No worries.  They did pony up some, that surprise! shows they lied about the others. 

So we keep playing. 

In the meantime, every political candidate for local office is taking credit for "Transparent Payson" and them that oppose us look like fools. 

I went ahead and pulled a packet for council.  Have folks collecting signatures for that. 

Likely the initiatives will make the ballot.    My campaign, ehh....  who knows?

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Something to talk about / My Baja 1000 Adventure Was So Bonkers I Had To Have It Animated
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