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Old 10-08-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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Going to build a simple leaf spring radius arm buggy with a 44 and 8.8. Copying a lot off my ranger but with a np435 205 and 5.0 with propane.
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nice start Greg

can't wait to see more...

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Would those be sliders for your leaf springs., instead of shackles?
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Would those be sliders for your leaf springs., instead of shackles?
Yeah kind of taking a chance because I don't know anybody who has them. But they are from Liquid Iron Industries.http://www.liquidironindustries.com/...roductid=17611
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Frame is getting longer. I'm taking a guess at some of this so I hope it comes out right.


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Yeah kind of taking a chance because I don't know anybody who has them. But they are from Liquid Iron Industries.http://www.liquidironindustries.com/...roductid=17611
I love the concept of them. The only problem I see with them on an off-road vehicle is they dont flex. With a shackle, you have 2 bushings to allow the spring to rotate instead of twisting, when the axle articulates. With the semi-rigidness of them, you are forcing the spring to twist a little more.

That being said, I still have plans to make a set for my Ex when I get around to redoing the suspension.
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They better work because it's gonna be a bitch to switch to shackles after it's all done.

Made the front adjustable with link mounts from ballistic fab. And those are 60" Dodge 1500 leaf springs. But I put them on backwards 28.25" to the rear and 31.75 to the front.


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Haven't been able to work in the garage the last couple of days but did pick up some used tires for the buggy. They are 39.5/13.50-15 bias iroks. Need to sell the wheels if anybody needs some Chevy or Toyota 6 lug 15x10's.

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