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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:07 PM   #91
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Toys by Troy Alumiflex suspension. Cool.
i dont know about "cool"

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Don't ask me to repeat or remember those prices, I may be grumpy tomorrow and either double them or quit altogether.



Want to STOP?

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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:12 PM   #92
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What's a suspension calculator going to tell me?

I was under the impression they calculated stuff like anti-squat, roll center, etc.. to make sure your jeep wouldnt stink bug when you hit the gas and stuff


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How many do you see that are set up for 25-27" arms?
Once again "i was under the impression" that the poly brackets for example could be used with what ever control arm length you wanted since they sold 3 foot and 4 foot, why couldnt you make them 26-30 inches? You have to weld the threaded bungs in anyways.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:28 PM   #93
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Interesting information so far. I almost understand parts of it.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:34 PM   #94
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Alright Dale, just for you-
What the hell is that!? I have never seen anything like that before.. I don't get what goes where either.. Are there any pics I can see of it on the rig? Like old pics? By the looks of it, I want nothing to do with it. Regardless..
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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:35 PM   #95
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I love how every suspension thread turns into a heated argument over whether or not Blaine knows what he is doing

this should be fun.

also I am assuming that that TBT alumi-flex is they "radius rod" system that nobody likes. or am I wrong?
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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:40 PM   #96
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also I am assuming that that TBT alumi-flex is they "radius rod" system that nobody likes. or am I wrong?
I think so. But I don't get it at all.. I don't see how or why..
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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:55 PM   #97
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What the hell is that!? I have never seen anything like that before.. I don't get what goes where either.. Are there any pics I can see of it on the rig? Like old pics? By the looks of it, I want nothing to do with it. Regardless..
Go look at the first picture. I set it on the ground the same way it came out of the rig.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:56 PM   #98
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Interesting information so far. I almost understand parts of it.
I read part of your long arm low lift thread and you need to study up some more.

Those telling you that longer arms are required for a good ride, handling and performance on the trail are full of it.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 10:59 PM   #99
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So that single flex joint is where the it mounts to the LCA bracket at he frame? And then there is an upper and lower from a single fixed point? Looks weird...makes sense in an "extended radius arm" type of setup... still confusing.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:02 PM   #100
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So that single flex joint is where the it mounts to the LCA bracket at he frame? And then there is an upper and lower from a single fixed point? Looks weird...makes sense in an "extended radius arm" type of setup... still confusing.
Not radius arm, radius rod, big difference in this application.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:05 PM   #101
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Not radius arm, radius rod, big difference in this application.
Oh no, I know that isn't a radius arm... What I was getting at is that if you took a radius arm and slung it all the way up to mount at the same point as the LCA bracket then you'd have the radius rod. So it would seem to be somewhat of the same premise, but it doesn't make much sense to me.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:20 PM   #102
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Go look at the first picture. I set it on the ground the same way it came out of the rig.
Does the single joint connect to the axle or the two joints?
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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:21 PM   #103
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Does the single joint connect to the axle or the two joints?
Look at the upper arm and the bracket on the end...the single joint goes to the frame.
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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:36 PM   #104
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]What the hell is that!?[/COLOR] I have never seen anything like that before.. I don't get what goes where either.. Are there any pics I can see of it on the rig? Like old pics? By the looks of it, I want nothing to do with it. Regardless..
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I think so. But I don't get it at all.. I don't see how or why..
DaleII; I bout' died when I read; "What the hell is that?"

At the risk of pestering Blaine and Robert, I for one am hoping someone will slip in a little suspension 101 in the thread in the form of diagrams or pictures, perhaps in-between Blaine's posts? This internet education is bit difficult...

What the hell is that? I thought I was alone in the confusion...
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Unread 07-29-2010, 11:53 PM   #105
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Am I the only one that is confused why savvy is listed as a tag? There is nothing savvy about this thread. They will not be making any products, and there is no mod of any of their products except for the UA which is irrelevant to the topic at hand.
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