xslash insanity: haha that's too funny!
tachikoma1373: great, i'm glad you enjoyed it
I have plenty more pictures with more detail as to how some components are installed if you are curious about anything
SO! After a good 3 week break.... Today was the first day I was able to run this beast. I tested the newly fabricated suspension, and my steering mod, as well as added a few battle scars on the new body.
1) Suspension: My fabricated suspension mounts held up wonderfully, (crafted from electrical box mounting plate available at Home Depot). The overall feel... a different story.. The rebound was rather slow (20 wt oil in main cylinder, water filled off cylinder) with rather heavy progressive VG racing springs. I only had 4 roll overs at a good 40 mph through incredibly rough terrain (gopher holes, rocks, washed out ravines, tall grass, and weeds... big weeds). Launching it off jumps, the suspension was very strong and didn't allow it to bottom. A real test of the suspension capabilities from jumps will be tested in a few weeks at my local bashing area.
2) Front Skid Plate: The skid plate worked very well, not too stiff, not buckling, no dents, never caught on anything.
3) Flotek Body: Because I used epoxxy to hold the cage to the inner side window, the body deformed, causing the cage window to stay rigid, pulling the paint off the body. I figured this would happen but was too ignorant to think of a better way. Thus I have thought of a better way... never too late! haha, but using screws with washers and locknuts will hold the cage up perfectly.
4) Steering: My worst enemy... As many of you know I posted a thread a few weeks ago looking for assistance on my 4wd bell crank mod.
Found here- http://www.ultimaterc.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=153228
However, I've encountered a new issue... My steering to the right is perfect, absolutely maxed out, but my left is completely under steering... like ridiculously. There is no binding, and when lifted up, the wheel gets pretty close to the correct degree. Any ideas as to what may cause this and how to fix it? I was thinking maybe blitz ball studs would help, but i have no idea how those work... Pictures below.
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