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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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homemade long travel

Sorry if this has already been asked, but has anyone made their own long travel a-arms? i have been looking at pictures and just dont see it as something hard to do. now granted, i havent designed suspensions before, but have design many automated assembly machines.
So what do you think?
also, anyone know how much the long travel moves out the shock position?
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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-05-2008, 09:27 PM
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honestly... i would rather thrash a kit with a warranty IMO


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They probably arent all that hard to build.......but you will have to build 4 jig's. And the arms are the cheap part of the LT kit



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its not just building the arms, that does suck though, but getting all of the geometry to work properly and finding a shock to work with it. i have had too many problems with a lesser kit, would buy quality next time

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Ya i really think it is easier said than done.

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LIke said above... welding up some arms is easy... its getting it right so that nothing binds and all works well.
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i built mine and it is a bit tricky but not supper bad its the axle plunge that is the big deal and caster



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i'll talk it over with my inlaws the next time i am down. Call it ignorance or call it cocky, but i really think i can design it and then get the fabrication help to build it. I can do it all in 3D and the cad for the caster angles and travel or even run simulation in 3d and get it. not to mention being able to put a load on it in the model.

I will read some more threads and do more research. anybody with constructive ideas and/or pictures, links , etc, please feel free to help a guy out.

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i'll talk it over with my inlaws the next time i am down. Call it ignorance or call it cocky, but i really think i can design it and then get the fabrication help to build it. I can do it all in 3D and the cad for the caster angles and travel or even run simulation in 3d and get it. not to mention being able to put a load on it in the model.

I will read some more threads and do more research. anybody with constructive ideas and/or pictures, links , etc, please feel free to help a guy out.

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Yes, there really is a lot more to it then just designing up some arms and having them built but hey I had a one off LT kit built, I say go for it. Here's some pics of the first set of arms that got thrown away because we weren't happy with the cycle.



Then we went to this set up. The angle was right on and we could still use front axles for 4WD.





here's the jig for the arms. We did a +8" arm



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