Edited by tubesoob, 18 December 2008 - 12:24 AM.
Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, my lurker friend!
|Welcome to Ultimate Subaru Message Board, an unparalleled Subaru community full of the greatest Subaru gurus and modders on the planet! We offer technical information and discussion about all things Subaru, the best and most popular all wheel drive vehicles ever created.
We offer all this information for free to everyone, even lurkers like you! All we ask in return is that you sign up and give back some of what you get out - without our awesome registered users none of this would be possible! Plus, you get way more great stuff as a member! Lurk to lose, participate to WIN*!
* The joy of participation and being generally awesome constitutes winning
** Not an actual guarantee, but seriously, you probably won't regret it!
Serving the Subaru Community since May 18th, 1998!
Posted 18 December 2008 - 12:20 AM
Posted 18 December 2008 - 01:26 AM
Posted 18 December 2008 - 10:41 AM
Its looking good, the easy part is the tube frame.
The hard part is all the details once you have the rolling chassis.
Rhino is somewhat vague/non existent when it comes to explaining
anything past the frame assembly.
The Steering box needs to be reversed and its not as easy as it sounds!
What are you going to do for tires?
You may find tire problems if you follow the plans exactly.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 01:03 PM
Bill- we will definatly have to get together. I am kind of working on this in my spare time and everything is only tack welded right now. I am hoping to have it fully welded and painted by memorial day. If you have room, maybe I can ride with you on a couple of trips. I haven't been wheeling in a couple of years.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:26 PM
I'd be careful about going too big on tire size because you'll
loose your gearing. The next set I get may be 25's?
There is a frame brace that will be in the way with your tire selection.
It goes at an angle from the chassis area to the motor frame rails.
I had to move it twice and I still hit it when I put the buggy hard on one front wheel. See attachment.
Posted 18 December 2008 - 03:28 PM
Posted 26 December 2008 - 11:02 AM
Posted 30 December 2008 - 03:12 PM
This would still give you clearance and you would get a ton of storage in the back end.
Trust me, storage is important in a tube frame buggy.
I put the tank in the original position and added a back seat in that area.
You should still have around 2 feet of clearance between the chassis and the ground.
Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:17 PM
Posted 02 January 2009 - 08:36 PM
Posted 03 January 2009 - 10:29 PM
Posted 03 January 2009 - 10:38 PM
Posted 04 January 2009 - 12:00 AM
Posted 04 January 2009 - 01:17 AM
No, they mount differently with better mounts.
Posted 04 January 2009 - 03:17 AM
Posted 06 January 2009 - 02:58 PM
I also dropped my front/hood by 6" to allow better visibility. There was no reason to have the front that high.
The red fuel cell is mounted in the same location that the stocker was supposed to be mounted and that fuel cell was a freebie. I didn't know if it was going to fit there but it does clear the rear diff. The plans call for mounting the battery up front by the firewall, with the top of the battery at the same height as the top of the struts. I think that is a little high. I was thinking about mounting the battery, maybe dual, right in front of the fuel cell. Don't know yet
Posted 07 January 2009 - 02:50 AM
For what its worth can i suggest you watch the castor angle when you mount the top of the front suspension struts. More castor (leaning them back) can help reduce understeer quite a bit, and a slight amount of negative camber can also help.
When you lean the struts back you will have to wind the tie rods in to compensate for the added toe-out this causes (due to the steering rack position) and may have to add some more thread to the rack ends.
Posted 08 January 2009 - 02:55 PM
Posted 08 January 2009 - 08:11 PM
When I do buy a bender I am going to get the JD Squared model 3. The bender itself is only $300, $500 with the stand and degree wheel. Hopefully with my tax return:banana:
Posted 14 July 2010 - 11:28 AM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users