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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #135 on: March 11, 2018, 05:35:14 PM »
i asked fast what angle the shock wound up being laid over, said he would check and let me know. shouldve been 22 to 24*. but just so the info is in the build log.........78crews front end using a fox 2.0 air shock 10" stroke has 18" usable wheel travel with 5.5" ground clearence (GC) at full bump ( fully compressed shock).  so 23.5" GC at full droop ( fully extended shock).
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #136 on: March 12, 2018, 06:11:54 AM »
ni8ght and day. that is one good looking buggy

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #137 on: March 12, 2018, 09:35:39 AM »
yours was night and day diff too but i don't remember seeing your conversion log posted??  ;) ;) ;D ;D so i can't say it was a great build log  rofl
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #138 on: March 12, 2018, 06:23:08 PM »
found these in an archive folder in my email.




















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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #139 on: March 13, 2018, 12:07:13 PM »
Sorry, I haven't had much time to keep up with the thread.  The buggy is currently all apart right for paint.  It is going slow since I have been working around my real job.  When I get the buggy back together I will check clearances.  I know it is quite a bit taller in the front than it used to be.  I would guess the belly is probably 26 inches or so off the ground with the shocks fully extended.  I will confirm in a few days when it gets back together. 

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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #141 on: March 13, 2018, 12:55:11 PM »
looks good. the front will balance out once the 3x3as are installed. i told them to set it 4" higher for that reason. i just figured youave been out playing with the crew all this time. lol
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #142 on: March 13, 2018, 12:55:57 PM »
are you going to make side panels or a hood or roof to?
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« Reply #143 on: March 13, 2018, 01:11:12 PM »
I would like to get side panels at least but it is down the list a little ways. 

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« Reply #144 on: March 13, 2018, 02:23:22 PM »
i hear ya ........it will change the look of the rail for sure. not as much as the a arms did.
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #145 on: March 13, 2018, 02:25:45 PM »
i`m sure you`ll enjoy it as is rest of the season then do the rest before next season.
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #146 on: March 15, 2018, 12:29:57 PM »
Yesterday, Fast called and invited me to go riding in the Dunes Friday so I got up early this morning and finished getting the buggy together.  To answer a couple questions, the shocks are angled in around 22" at full extension.  As far as ground clearance goes, at full extension, I have over 26" clearance (that is with the a-arms ratcheted together).  If I had to do it again, I probably would set it down a couple inches lower.  It was my call on the ride height and I chose to put it where it is.  I may end up redoing the lower shock mounts to lower it some...we'll see.     

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« Reply #147 on: March 15, 2018, 12:31:51 PM »



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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #148 on: March 15, 2018, 12:34:05 PM »
thanks 78 crew. does that gauge read 67*?
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Re: DS a-arm kit information needed.
« Reply #149 on: March 15, 2018, 01:18:10 PM »
Yes.  It reads 67.6.  That is how many degrees it is from horizontal.  Subtract that from 90 degrees and it leaves you with 22.4 degrees.  That is how many degrees it is from vertical.