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Offline dsrace

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Re: Bump Steer
« Reply #75 on: February 23, 2014, 05:59:49 PM »
I know i'm not there to see it in person but not only does it toe out a crap ton if we can see it from that angle but look at the nose of the rail....does it look like it's rolled to the right but yet the left wheel has more droop in it than the right side?
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Re: Bump Steer
« Reply #76 on: February 23, 2014, 06:04:45 PM »
http://www.dtsfab.com/index/index.php?topic=3322.0

look at the pic......see how the tie rod ends bolt onto the rack spreader in the same width as the a-arm mounting points on the front bulk head? draw a line through the bolt heads up and down the bulk head and the heims that bolt on to the rack spreader line up through that line.

tried to find the post where bdwk corrected me on the correct name of that front end style. he also posted a link to a write up on gd.com of the pro's and con's. it is a weaker design but a space saver and has it's pro's.
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Re: Bump Steer
« Reply #77 on: February 23, 2014, 07:06:33 PM »
Ok step 1 and some good news.  The mount points in the bulkhead for the arms are the same width as the mount point for the tie rods on the spreader.  More progress as the week goes.
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Re: Bump Steer
« Reply #79 on: February 23, 2014, 08:48:05 PM »
Gotta love this part"built this car this summer for a showroom display and now it is time to go. " I bet it's time to go ...........................One look tells it all.That thing would be a terror to try to drive.
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Re: Bump Steer
« Reply #80 on: February 24, 2014, 06:36:55 AM »
Its a straight shooter drag only car.
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Re: Bump Steer
« Reply #81 on: February 24, 2014, 06:50:11 AM »
Ummm, I thought the ad said,and I quote "showroom display " . Yup,I'm pretty sure that it is a display POS. Gotta love truth in advertising. It happens so seldom. On the other hand,most sheep will only see it has a motor ,4 tires and looks cool. It's gotta be fast,great handling and safe since it looks cool. The looks cool part is just a bit dripping in  Sarcasm
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Re: Bump Steer
« Reply #82 on: February 24, 2014, 06:58:28 AM »
Help me out here," Weighs 583 lb.  "  Is that even possible??? ??? ??? 
"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
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Re: Bump Steer
« Reply #83 on: February 24, 2014, 07:09:48 AM »
Help me out here," Weighs 583 lb.  "  Is that even possible??? ??? ???
Only 3pcs of tube and its chromoly so it can be thinner.  And its at Silverlake dunes.  rofl

No way no how $12k  Saw a Turbo busa Tom Pro with reverse go for $13k, way sweeter car with faster paint.
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Re: Bump Steer
« Reply #84 on: February 24, 2014, 07:42:19 AM »
On a side note,who the hell wants to lay down when driving in the dunes? That's just about the stupidist thing I can think of from many points not the least of which is beating the crap out of you. Always hated cars like that.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
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Re: Bump Steer
« Reply #85 on: February 24, 2014, 02:12:39 PM »
well luckily that rail only uses 10" of travel so bump could be worse but it is refreshing to see they have stuck to there original design after all these years lol    look at the 4th pic in the ad.......turning left and the right front wheel is going into what ?  rofl
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Re: Bump Steer
« Reply #86 on: February 24, 2014, 02:56:50 PM »
On a side note,who the hell wants to lay down when driving in the dunes? That's just about the stupidist thing I can think of from many points not the least of which is beating the crap out of you. Always hated cars like that.
Layed back, pants on the ground flat biller.   rofl rofl

But dont you I'd be the fastest at the drags?  Its got a zx14.
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Re: Bump Steer
« Reply #88 on: February 24, 2014, 06:01:11 PM »
To each their own but no way in hell am I riding/driving that thing either.
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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
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Re: Bump Steer
« Reply #89 on: March 10, 2014, 04:44:36 PM »
Well I have spent several evenings measuring and adjusting thinking I had this on the run only to back up and make some measurements and realize I have gone in a circle.  So I will be starting over from the scratch.  I used a caliper to verify the rack is truly centered.  I decided I need a more reliable reference point front to rear so I will put 2 sticks of aluminum angle through the cab so it will stick out on the sides attached to the forward cab upright A Pillar supports.  This will give me a better reference to adjust the arms forward.  I feel that measuring from the center to the outside heim is pretty reliable.  Sure would be easier to have had the design specs as a starting point, but I am determined. 
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