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PostSubject: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 9:44 pm

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Above is suspension Junkstar mentioned via Youtube video. This mod was in 2008.

You can also fabricate front suspension by using guide bolts, valve springs from a V-8,and valve retainers.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 9:50 pm

That a good idea for front suspension i might do it to my mower.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 10:18 pm

Cool looking, you used Mountain bike shocks?
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 14, 2013 10:41 pm

If I get another shock, I was thinking of doing that to the Rally since my moped shocks wont fit in with the Vtwin.

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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeWed Apr 17, 2013 5:46 pm

Nice, this is the same throw I want on my Racer.

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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeWed Apr 17, 2013 7:24 pm

why not mount a single leaf spring the length of your front axle ?

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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeFri Apr 19, 2013 12:52 pm

A single transverse leaf spring would not be a simple system. You would need to stop forward and back movement, side to side movement with the shackles. You would have arms and pivot points all over. It would look cool, but a real pain to set it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSat Apr 20, 2013 9:32 pm

@dked41 wrote:
A single transverse leaf spring would not be a simple system. You would need to stop forward and back movement, side to side movement with the shackles. You would have arms and pivot points all over. It would look cool, but a real pain to set it up.

Think he means instead of those above, so would be easy.

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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 21, 2013 11:12 am

fearless on his murry mudder has a solid front end. do you think that's good? I kinda want to do it

I locked the front on mine and while the rode is a bit rougher its not too bad. My locker (a 5/16" bolt) actually wore out or something so I have like 1/8" of play.

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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 21, 2013 1:21 pm

@redlinemotorsportts wrote:
fearless on his murry mudder has a solid front end. do you think that's good? I kinda want to do it

If you wanna get your ass kicked you should, why do you think dune buggies or similar have a throw of 60". - smooth ride.

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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 21, 2013 10:19 pm

For a front suspension for my mower im gonna do a coil suspension and it all will be flexable.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeMon Sep 23, 2013 3:40 pm

[quote="Kel"]suspension - Front Suspension <a href=suspension - Front Suspension Kelsfr10" />


Above is suspension Junkstar mentioned via Youtube video. This mod was in 2008.

were is the vid?
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeMon Sep 23, 2013 4:07 pm

That's pretty awesome my do that to my mowers now
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeMon Sep 23, 2013 4:42 pm

I wondered if anyone had this mod done and a video of how it works?
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Sep 29, 2013 5:12 am

@FOSWMT wrote:
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suspension - Front Suspension <a href=suspension - Front Suspension Kelsfr10" />


Above is suspension Junkstar mentioned via Youtube video. This mod was in 2008.

were is the vid?
Did Junkstar finish this both sides does anyone know how he got on?
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Sep 29, 2013 11:09 am

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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeWed Apr 09, 2014 7:50 am

by richie thomas on Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:24 pm
why not mount a single leaf spring the length of your front axle ?

You cpuld but you would have to have a 4 or 3 link setup to keep the axel in place.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSat Apr 19, 2014 3:27 pm

This is the front of my murray widebody LT. This is the 4 link bars on the side of the frame. suspension - Front Suspension Image15
This is the panhard bar on front. suspension - Front Suspension Image16
This is the front look at the motor and shock tower suspension - Front Suspension Image11
This is the finish product.           suspension - Front Suspension Image14
This is mostly made of lawnmower parts and some off of a chineas atv. I rebuilt the steering and changed it all over to single tierod and atv tierod ends. All link rodends come from www.racingrodends.com. Link bars where custom made out of tool steel. Works great.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSat Apr 19, 2014 5:03 pm

That is awesome! Great mod very little weight added for the increase in performance.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSat Apr 19, 2014 6:12 pm

Thanks alot. I wonted to keep it as original lookin as possible. Your build sparked alot of ideas as well. I had thought of mounting tranny on its side how does that work out. The hardest part of the front suspintion was working out the shock tower and how to support it and keep it all under that small murray hood.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSat Apr 19, 2014 7:16 pm

Ya same here was going for the stock look. Trans works great and you could run any style of suspension with it that way.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 20, 2014 8:15 pm

@CornShuck4CE wrote:
This is the front of my murray widebody LT. This is the 4 link bars on the side of the frame. suspension - Front Suspension Image15
This is the panhard bar on front. suspension - Front Suspension Image16
This is the front look at the motor and shock tower suspension - Front Suspension Image11
This is the finish product.           suspension - Front Suspension Image14
This is mostly made of lawnmower parts and some off of a chineas atv. I rebuilt the steering and changed it all over to single tierod and atv tierod ends. All link rodends come from www.racingrodends.com. Link bars where custom made out of tool steel. Works great.
i litterally was mocking up the same sort of design and i decided to do some more research and i found your build. which is exactly what im trying to do. If you dont mind me asking but are your shocks compressed at all and if so by how much? this is the only part of the build that im am still trying to work out. thanks and your build looks great
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 20, 2014 8:34 pm

@jamcco wrote:
@CornShuck4CE wrote:
This is the front of my murray widebody LT. This is the 4 link bars on the side of the frame. suspension - Front Suspension Image15
This is the panhard bar on front. suspension - Front Suspension Image16
This is the front look at the motor and shock tower suspension - Front Suspension Image11
This is the finish product.           suspension - Front Suspension Image14
This is mostly made of lawnmower parts and some off of a chineas atv. I rebuilt the steering and changed it all over to single tierod and atv tierod ends. All link rodends come from www.racingrodends.com. Link bars where custom made out of tool steel. Works great.
i litterally was mocking up the same sort of design and i decided to do some more research and i found your build. which is exactly what im trying to do. If you dont mind me asking but are your shocks compressed at all and if so by how much? this is the only part of the build that im am still trying to work out. thanks and your build looks great
The shocks are not compressed any when im not on it. They may be a 1/2 inch when on it. This is one of the best mods iv ever dun to it. I also changed all the steering to make it handle better at high speeds. Any questions feel free to ask.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 20, 2014 8:37 pm

Im impressed CornShuck! Nice work, i think that is a first in the tractor modding world. Slick work, are you going to get different shocks or leave it?

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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension Icon_minitimeSun Apr 20, 2014 8:38 pm

ok thanks also do you know how much flex you have with the shocks (i have the same shocks laying around)
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