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Posted 08 September 2003 - 05:34 PM
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Posted 08 September 2003 - 10:50 PM
-Some ideas of mine floating around lately...
For the front, move the inside lower susp. arm pivot towards the middle on the same plane as the pivot point of the cv, then, with a 6"-8" lift, make an upper a-arm, instead of the strut, also on the same plane as the cv. Also, on the trailing arm/radius rod? take away the bushing, and use a ball joint. This way you don't need slip-yokes, and you can use any coilover you want in the front. But then you're in maximum cv angle territory. Also, if you widen the track by lengthening the arms and axles, you will have less angle for the same amount of travel. 3" out would probably give you another 1" or more before you hit max. Also if we could maximize the amount of up travel, it would be good because I think we have more room that way than down.
Posted 09 September 2003 - 09:08 AM
I like the older Toyota truck platform. Looks like a good frame design. They are still relitivly small like the Subarus but you can do SO much with them.
Ok enough day dreaming; I still have a 4 year project in my garage to finish
Posted 09 September 2003 - 08:31 PM
On the idea of putting a Soob motor in a Zuki,,,why? There must be better candidates than a 90 hp ru. And I'm too old to be getting my rump roast broken driving one of those silly things on the highway where you hit the roof on every ripple.
I dissagree mildly on whether a Ru is a Ru if you take away the I/S. I'd say it's still a Ru with a 6 cyl Chevy mill or a Nissan T case. What do you call a Jeep with a Buick motor in it? I do think that a body dropped onto a complete truck driveline would be less Ru-Like but I'd drive it nonetheless My own car is part Pug, part Ford, Part Nissan with a big dose of ghetto cheese added for flavor I'l put in anything that works,,,especially vinyl performance stickers.
I do think there are ways around the CV issue. I just wonder if as a practical matter we'll ever get the articulation and traction from an I/S that a straight axle gives.
The straight axle appeals to me mainly because I see it as a way to get real travel and lift without having to put a huge Rube Goldberg of bracing and tubing under the car to keep it from toppling off the lift like a drunken stilt walker. My car is heavy enough as it is. If I were using it mainly for off roading then the added weight wouldn't be so bad but for me it's a daily driver that has pretentions of being an off road warrior and WRC rally car Of course a T-case is heavy so maybe it's moot. LOL
However we dice it Soobs are cool and silly at the same time but at least we got em!
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