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post #76411 of 109826 Old 11-09-2012, 07:11 AM
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Decision time:
I can't afford a 300 currie track bar right now, with all the other stuff I'm doing to put this 8.8 in.
But, I'm about to weld up the Artec trackbar bracket.
Stock is 1.65", most aftermarkets are 2" wide.

The kit fits nicely together at 1.65"
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I could curmudgeon it to 2" wide, and use some washers/spacers to get my stock track bar snug. This would let me change it out a lot easier down the line.

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post #76412 of 109826 Old 11-09-2012, 07:55 AM
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Ha ok so not the fenders. My bumpers solid piece of metal bout 5inches to drill through. So bumpers kinda out.

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post #76413 of 109826 Old 11-09-2012, 08:06 AM
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You're saying your bumper was milled from solid bar stock? It would weigh in the neighborhood of 500 lbs
The moron who owned it before me didn't have good ideas and worked in a scrap yard. I had to use a winch and two jacks to get it off last night. Im getting a new one soon. I hate that thing. The whole vehicle doesnt ride right because of it. But I got the lights on

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post #76414 of 109826 Old 11-09-2012, 08:17 AM
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He tried to covince me the back axle was a Dana 72... Yeah so needless to say im having to backtrack alot to get this thing where I want it.
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post #76415 of 109826 Old 11-09-2012, 08:30 AM
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The moron who owned it before me didn't have good ideas and worked in a scrap yard. I had to use a winch and two jacks to get it off last night. Im getting a new one soon. I hate that thing. The whole vehicle doesnt ride right because of it. But I got the lights on
That's actually pretty funny. I really didn't think anyone would weld solid bar stock into a bumper... but hey...

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post #76416 of 109826 Old 11-09-2012, 08:45 AM
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That's actually pretty funny. I really didn't think anyone would weld solid bar stock into a bumper... but hey...
He was a very special person. But for $3000 im perfectly ok with it.
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post #76417 of 109826 Old 11-09-2012, 09:05 AM
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If it's steel:

1 ft^3 = 12in * 12in * 12in = 1728in^3

Density of steel: 0.283lb/in^3

1728in^3 * 0.283lb/in^3 = 489.024lb
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That feels about right. My back is killing me from trying to lift it back on the jack.
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post #76418 of 109826 Old 11-09-2012, 09:17 AM
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That feels about right. My back is killing me from trying to lift it back on the jack.
Unless your a beast I doubt your dead lifting 500lbs onto the jack

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post #76419 of 109826 Old 11-09-2012, 09:27 AM
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Unless your a beast I doubt your dead lifting 500lbs onto the jack
Haha. Sometimes this thread delivers.

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post #76420 of 109826 Old 11-09-2012, 10:12 AM
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If it's steel:

1 ft^3 = 12in * 12in * 12in = 1728in^3

Density of steel: 0.283lb/in^3

1728in^3 * 0.283lb/in^3 = 489.024lb
...
I was guessing that it wasn't solid steel, now that we know it is, and given the density of steel you used, this bumper is roughly 40 inches long 4 inches wide and 5 inches tall, so:
40x4x5=800in^3

800x0.283(density)= 226.4lbs

So we were all off, me too low at 50, but 500 too high. This number makes sense since he said it was heavy as hell but he was still able to lift it back on the jack and be able to walk the next day. Haha I know its not exact and not a big deal, but ilove a good math problem...and arguing
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post #76421 of 109826 Old 11-09-2012, 10:15 AM
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**it it was 5in thick as he said it would be 283lbs, so about in the middle of all the guesses but my 50lb guess was terrible, although as I said I didn't know it was literally solid steel
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Pretty Happy finally got mine back from the shop, I had it lowered and some sweet new rims put on it.
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Pretty Happy finally got mine back from the shop, I had it lowered and some sweet new rims put on it.
you almost had me till I checked your profile......
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post #76425 of 109826 Old 11-09-2012, 11:57 AM
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you almost had me till I checked your profile......
lol... I shouldn't have brought that pic to anyone else attention. I will be drinking for the rest of the day trying to forget it. Some things just can't be unseen.
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