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Unread 06-10-2013, 03:01 PM   #1891
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Unread 06-10-2013, 03:14 PM   #1892
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Ok - well I certainly won't have time to go through and re-torque everything today. As it is I am just taking an 11th hour break at work.... that fairly obnoxious problem at work a couple weeks ago has snowballed out of control in a glorious "I told you so" story that is also very tragic, frustrating and expensive.


However... I was taking a good long look at my suspension to see if I could see any points of contact where something has a clearance issue. Now this... I guess we will say non-conformance has been scratching at the back of my mind since the lift was installed but I never put too much thought into it.

I realize that I need a much better photo-managing system and index because I just spent about 10 minutes looking for a good demonstration picture.... however

If you would direct yourself to the "how Alice sits now" picture on the front page.... its moderately evident that my control arms don't sit straight. This is in the front and entirely separate from the pinion angle issue which is very soon to be fixed. It appears that the Johnny Joints are not at a resting state that is parallel to the ground. The joints seems to be tilted in as a result of what appears to be stock brackets that are much larger than needed for the Curry CAs.

I will be going through adjusting the pinion angle and greasing and re-torquing everything later this week.... but I cant help but wonder if it is supposed to be like that. Anyone have any input for this very long-winded question? (sorry my brain isn't exactly working very concise and efficient - its been a day)
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Unread 06-10-2013, 03:28 PM   #1893
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If you would direct yourself to the "how Alice sits now" picture on the front page.... its moderately evident that my control arms don't sit straight. This is in the front and entirely separate from the pinion angle issue which is very soon to be fixed. It appears that the Johnny Joints are not at a resting state that is parallel to the ground. The joints seems to be tilted in as a result of what appears to be stock brackets that are much larger than needed for the Curry CAs
Not seeing the picture in question, but the joints your talking about wouldn't happen to be the front lowers would they? Or is it all of them?
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Unread 06-10-2013, 03:51 PM   #1894
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Not seeing the picture in question, but the joints your talking about wouldn't happen to be the front lowers would they? Or is it all of them?
Its most evident in the front lowers. I do think they are all a tad off-kilter. I will examine better and take better pictures tomorrow morning when its not so very moist out.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 03:55 PM   #1895
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Its most evident in the front lowers. I do think they are all a tad off-kilter. I will examine better and take better pictures tomorrow morning when its not so very moist out.
Johnny Joints don't automatically re-center themselves; you may have an arm or two that decides it wants to rest a bit off-kilter, as a result.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 04:55 PM   #1896
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Johnny Joints don't automatically re-center themselves; you may have an arm or two that decides it wants to rest a bit off-kilter, as a result.
What if its more than a tad off kilter. Like distractingly off-center. Is there any harm that could do?
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Unread 06-10-2013, 05:11 PM   #1897
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What if its more than a tad off kilter. Like distractingly off-center. Is there any harm that could do?
The arm can only rotate as far as the the joints allow, and the preload between the centering ball and the bushing keeps them in whatever orientation their last movement lefts them. There's no damage being done...they're just resting wherever your suspension happened to leave them. If you want the arms to re-center you can use DuroFlex bushings, which will keep everything nice and level by way of their utilizing rubber instead of urethane in the bushing; I'll be happy to take the Currie stuff off your hands to help fund the purchase.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 05:38 PM   #1898
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The arm can only rotate as far as the the joints allow, and the preload between the centering ball and the bushing keeps them in whatever orientation their last movement lefts them. There's no damage being done...they're just resting wherever your suspension happened to leave them. If you want the arms to re-center you can use DuroFlex bushings, which will keep everything nice and level by way of their utilizing rubber instead of urethane in the bushing; I'll be happy to take the Currie stuff off your hands to help fund the purchase.
Good enough for me. I think I'll stick with mine... they have grown on me, ya know? I just want to be sure that they aren't being stressed. But you Sir, have to make arrangements with me to get you your R&D equipment over to the labs. I am intrigued.
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Unread 06-10-2013, 05:57 PM   #1899
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Good enough for me. I think I'll stick with mine... they have grown on me, ya know? I just want to be sure that they aren't being stressed. But you Sir, have to make arrangements with me to get you your R&D equipment over to the labs. I am intrigued.
They're not being stressed at all; they just do that from time to time. I'll get some information to you on how to make the R&D materials show up in my end of the world. You're right to be intrigued; I haven't told you the half of how much fun that particular project is going to be.
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Unread 06-11-2013, 12:57 PM   #1900
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I also present... my evil shoulder hench-kitty - Bear, a.k.a. Jack Jr. He doesn't like being held at ALL. In fact - he re-inforces my theory that cats are, in fact a liquid state of matter. However, he has taken a liking to sitting on my shoulder while I walk around the house. Except when the dog is around... then he perches atop my head.


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evil mr. kittah !

Been reading your thread and enjoying it.

Would it be ok if I asked you a chemical question?
Of course. I am an open book.
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Of course. I am an open book.
WMDs. How do I build one?
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Washing Machine Drains? Those aren't hard to build, at all...they're just like any other drain.

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Unread 06-12-2013, 06:28 AM   #1904
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WMDs. How do I build one?
Hire a chemical engineer

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Washing Machine Drains? Those aren't hard to build, at all...they're just like any other drain.

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Pretty sure the NSA is now monitoring this thread . Looks like I am heading to Ct for work , I think I sense trouble .
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