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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road romper build.   MTD off-road romper build. - Page 10 Icon_minitimeAugust 16th 2013, 4:28 pm

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When you build the slipper retainers, leave maybe 1/16"-1/8" of room top to bottom, and side to side for them to move. Much more than that, and they'll be pretty sloppy and noisy. Much less, and they will bind up too much. Replace the bushings at the eye end, too. You may want to consider removing a leaf to soften them up a bit for offroad use. When you put the full weight of the frontend on them, do they deflect at all? I'm guessing they're a bit too stiff as they are. Either way, I love the leaf springs. Good on ya for using them!
Ill keep that in mind when I build the springs. They seem kinda soft, at leafy wen I put my full weight on one (witch ain't much LOL) it seems to flex about a inch down. When I mocked it up yesturday they sagged slightly. I don't have a problem with taking one out if it seems to hard. Can't wait to ride this.
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Progress! Made a x-brace. Greener179 suggested it on youtube

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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road romper build.   MTD off-road romper build. - Page 10 Icon_minitimeAugust 17th 2013, 8:11 am

get some ubolts and run them up threw the original bolt holes on the leaf spring pack
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road romper build.   MTD off-road romper build. - Page 10 Icon_minitimeAugust 17th 2013, 10:40 am

Excellent! Y'know... now would be a great time to fab up a new, wider front axle... No?
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Excellent! Y'know... now would be a great time to fab up a new, wider front axle... No?
Wider.... No I like how it is, the front end is 2" wider than the rear. I like em how they are, BUT the spindles are weak, maybe ill do a nice axle sometime, just not now, I usually like to break things before I replace em. I was thinking a craftsman front, not shure about the bigger spindles and with my rims tho.
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get some ubolts and run them up threw the original bolt holes on the leaf spring pack
That's the plan stan
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road romper build.   MTD off-road romper build. - Page 10 Icon_minitimeAugust 17th 2013, 11:15 pm

No progress on the leaf swap, but I did manage to almost knock out something I needed to do anyways.

Heres the original exhust pipe, the manifold part
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Heres my exhust gasket or whatever you want to call it so its removable.
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Im going to make two braces for this. And why would I wrap the pipe around the front? Well all of this is the same material that made my original exhaust, my sidepipe. I liked the tone of it, low and thumping, and I wanted to keep it. And why a short stack? incase I flip or roll, it wont completely dinkered my pipe.


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I like the stack and good thinking of making it short.
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I like the stack and good thinking of making it short.
Thanks, nice to see you commenting too lol like old times
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Your welcome and yeah i missed comin here and checkin out all the cool builds.
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road romper build.   MTD off-road romper build. - Page 10 Icon_minitimeAugust 18th 2013, 7:21 am

You might want to consider putting a flapper on that to keep rain out of it.
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Your welcome and yeah i missed comin here and checkin out all the cool builds.
Not to jack Red's thread, but where you been, anyhow?
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You might want to consider putting a flapper on that to keep rain out of it.
It's a must! Lol
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Exhaust is almost done. it just needs paint. I made these mounts and there very strong. I can pick up the front end by the stack. I hate when my finger gets in the picture..... Evil or Very Mad 
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I really am going to have to visit New York. You're not that far from me, yet I've never seen an exhaust tree before... LOL
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PostSubject: Re: MTD off-road romper build.   MTD off-road romper build. - Page 10 Icon_minitimeAugust 20th 2013, 11:11 pm

big update!
I got a raincap for the stack.
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cut out these rear mounts.
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Welded them
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I made my own "U-bolts" but getting a 6" bolt and running it thru the pack, it has a bar or keeper on top that holds the whole program together.
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All put together
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new wiggly steering rod. it clears everything  that's why it looks like it was ran over by a bus
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Test drive! yay
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tightened down for a clearance check
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hows it hold up to bumps and everything now? and the twist?
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hows it hold up to bumps and everything now? and the twist?
??? The twist??? it holds up fine beside the axle sliding,but that's a simple fix
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sorry i ment slide. my fingers typed faster than my head. i was asking whats with the sliding axle. does it absorbs the bumps nice?
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sorry i ment slide. my fingers typed faster than my head. i was asking whats with the sliding axle. does it absorbs the bumps nice?
yea rides like a dream for the most part I have yet to hit rough ground but this was more of like a "just to do it" thing and I didn't like the original suspention types. it soaks up bumps in the driveway nice
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That's always good. Im planing on swapping in the front suspension and steering off a mini quad on my next project
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what shocks are you using?
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Idk. Haven't picked up the quad yet. Getting it this weekend
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im gunna try and weld in the hole suspension and spindels off of the quad. and if need be buy stronger springs
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im gunna try and weld in the hole suspension and spindels off of the quad. and if need be buy stronger springs
just gotta figure out steering witch isn't that bad. its a good exuse for direct steer
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im gunna try and swap in the steering from the quad if i cant get it to work. or find a steering rack to size
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