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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:22 pm

No problemo! Heim joints would work great, then you could do U-brackets like this:



Nice job on getting 'er driving too! Hows she ride? And the flex?
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:28 pm

Rides really smooth !! It has about 5-6 inches of flex , not too bad but pretty stiff. Some softer coil overs should fix that problem . I just need to clean out the carb so it runs better and mod the hood to fit then move my joints . THEN I CAN GO OFF ROADIMG WHEN IT WARMS UP cheers cheers Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:28 pm

Nice! Should get some better flex pictures of 'er though. Hahaha.

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:36 pm

I will , once I test it out , only drove it for a few minutes yesterday.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:15 pm

For some reason it wouldn't let me post pics yesterday but i did do some driving and tested out the flex, its not that bad and rides super smooth . Definitely a suspension addict now . Also modded the hood so it fits and it looks pretty good i think .



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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:19 pm

Looking great biggas! See, I talk about suspension for a reason you guys!! Hahaha, gonna put some better front tires on 'er now?

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:24 pm

I think i will use some cheap steering tires that are 18 by 8.5 by 8 to keep it reasonably out of level lol
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:27 pm

Ah I see. You should put a trolley jack under one side of your axle and lift it under the flex maxes out. Then measure from the bottom of the tire to the ground. I'd really like to know how much exactly she flexes, haha.

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:31 pm

Its about 5-6 inches . not great but good for these coil overs . ( also this is my 300th post i just noticed !)
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:35 pm

Nice job man. I'd like to see a picture looking right at the front grille. I think the cutouts for your shock mounts look really cool.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:00 pm

i will post a front pic when i take one then ! i think it looks good too , kinda wild lookin
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:02 pm

Got some adjustable coil overs of off a Kawasaki motor cycle today . much softer and they have a lot more travel.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:07 pm

Sweet deal biggas! Hopefully you'll get more suspension travel with those, gonna have to post some flex pictures haha.

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Jan 04, 2018 8:08 pm

And they were free too lol

Yup sure will !
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:52 pm

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:59 pm

Dang that"s exactly what I want...
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:17 pm

Well had some trouble putting them on . They are a bit longer than my other ones. I might put the old ones back on to save all the modifying I will have to do to make these new ones work, and the others werent too bad just slightly stuffed than I wanted
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:31 pm

Even adjusted all the way down?  That stinks.

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:33 pm

Yeah , my links wouldn't allow any up and down movement, but if I move my joints like ak has been telling me to it could work
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:37 pm

Could also raise the shock towers a bit. That would allow the new coilovers to fit and bring the front end down a bit so it will sit level when you put better tires on the front

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:39 pm

That would be the second time I have done that tho

It would be the best option in the long run because it's less grinding out of welds
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:42 pm

Yeah, that's what I would do. It's your tractor though obviously, I was just saying is all.

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:45 pm

Yeah, I really want a softer setup with those shocks . Idk I will sleep on it and decide while I am working tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Thu Jan 04, 2018 10:52 pm

Thats the name of the game.  Wrench and repeat.

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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:06 pm

Well the murray got some beef ! Put new link supports in on the axle that are made out of quarter inch angle and added some gussets too. I am sticking with the original coil overs cause now that its all back together it flexes better and i dont really want to move my top mounts again, but i might later if i feel bored with nothing else to do. Got my knock off go pro camera so should be able to get some footage of it running after i get a new mini sd card.And i am building a better front bumper and hopfully putting a rear one on too. On another note i am getting a stick welder and another angle grinder for trading an old k301 engine thats been laying in my shed for a year or so.
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PostSubject: Re: 2003 heavily modified Murray Off-road tractor    Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:46 pm

Massive photo dump alert! got a front tree pusher on , rear bar so i can lift the mower out of mud holes, and all the front work ( yes i do need to adjust my top link )






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