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Unread 07-29-2010, 01:26 AM   #76
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We only started using the term "mid arm" because the length landed midway between the factory length of about 16" and the RE long arm length of around 38". If you take 16, add 10 and then another 10, it kinda lands in the middle of the two lengths, so what would you suggest we refer to them as? They aren't short arms and they aren't long arms.
16+10+10 equals 36, maybe i missed it but 36 isnt in the middle of 38 and 16. where was the math going. did we miss something. alot of people play close attention to what you say. you're going make these cats get out the calculator.

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Another 10 being the key words, there. It made sense to me...26 is roughly between 16 and 38. Perhaps it wasn't the best syntax in the world, but it got the point across.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 08:19 AM   #78
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After reading over that link that Blaine posted (not much really) I am starting to understand some, but pics would really help. Dale, you are not alone there.

As for the 16"+10"+10".... he said "kinda lands in the middle of the two lengths." 2" of 38" is only about 5% of the total length.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 09:09 AM   #79
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16+10+10 equals 36, maybe i missed it but 36 isnt in the middle of 38 and 16. where was the math going. did we miss something. alot of people play close attention to what you say. you're going make these cats get out the calculator.
Sorry about that. Robert's arms we removed were 38". The new ones we've built aren't.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 03:07 PM   #80
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That is the easy part...shorten up the links and weld on new frame brackets.
i guess since I just put on my LA kit it seems like there was no going back
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Unread 07-29-2010, 04:26 PM   #81
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I'm interested to see how it goes and how the builds work out. Some Dog legged mid arms...don't flame just sayin.......might be interesting
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Unread 07-29-2010, 04:33 PM   #82
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I'm interested to see how it goes and how the builds work out. Some Dog legged mid arms... No flame just sayin.......might be interesting
Unfortunately I clicked "view post" because you're on ignore, and I'm sorry I did.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 04:42 PM   #83
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Are you going to use an off the shelf bracket or custom pieces? Ive always been curious if you use a suspension calculator or just eye-ball it. Seems like the prefab brackets take some guess work out, but i feel they might be made with a manufacturer first - geometry second set of standards. Thoughts on this?
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Frame brackets up front will be fabricated, axle brackets for the lowers are most likely going to be pre-fabbed so that we can mount the arm along the centerline of the tube as opposed to hanging it below such as stock. The upper will be on a custom truss with fabricated tabs. Rear is up in the air still.
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What is the estimated total budget for the build?
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Unread 07-29-2010, 09:30 PM   #88
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Ive always been curious if you use a suspension calculator or just eye-ball it.
What's a suspension calculator going to tell me?


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Seems like the prefab brackets take some guess work out, but i feel they might be made with a manufacturer first - geometry second set of standards. Thoughts on this?
How many do you see that are set up for 25-27" arms?
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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:00 PM   #89
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All this suspension talk is way over my head. I need to see more pictures to at least start understanding it. I might have an idea of what you're talking about, but I doubt it.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:02 PM   #90
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Toys by Troy Alumiflex suspension. Cool.
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