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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension - Page 2 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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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 20, 2014 8:55 pm

Thanks red. Your leaf spring build really impressed me aswell. I wonted to be the first with a four linked lawnmower. I have plans for rear but that will take lots mor time an money. I ride this mowchine just about everyday. So it being down to do mods is hard.
As for the flex im not shure somewher around 8 inches i guess. It wasent really built to flex mostly for going fast in rough areas. More like a baja mower. For now it runs 30mph. But since the steering is so much tighter now i think im about to boost it up again. Maybe when i rebuild. The 820 ill do so. The front axel is also mounted in about a 10 degree towards the rear like a auto front axel. This allows the front tires to stay pounted forwards even with hands off the wheel and it will return to center from a turn. Never really looked at it as a baja but i guess it works.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 20, 2014 9:04 pm

@CornShuck4CE wrote:
Thanks red. Your leaf spring build really impressed me aswell. I wonted to be the first with a four linked lawnmower. I have plans for rear but that will take lots mor time an money. I ride this mowchine just about everyday. So it being down to do mods is hard.
As for the flex im not shure somewher around 8 inches i guess. It wasent really built to flex mostly for going fast in rough areas. More like a baja mower. For now it runs 30mph. But since the steering is so much tighter now i think im about to boost it up again. Maybe when i rebuild. The 820 ill do so. The front axel is also mounted in about a 10 degree towards the rear like a auto front axel. This allows the front tires to stay pounted forwards even with hands off the wheel and it will return to center from a turn. Never really looked at it as a baja but i guess it works.
I was looking into 4 link myself because my leafs flex around a little to much. But the price of heims kinda push me away from doing it. how much, and what size were youre heim joints?

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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 20, 2014 9:07 pm

cool and yah i am going for "baja" like performance right now. as my project sits i have plenty of of flex on the front axle, but the mower likes to 3 wheel the corners. when i say 3 wheel i mean i have to jump off of it to stop it from rolling. i dont want to lock the axle so i decided i wanted some shocks. the hydraulic car trunk shock setup works well at low speeds but not high speeds. i litterally looked at a mini quad i have lying around a year ago and thought of this design. im glad that some one else has used it and has had success with it. once again thanks for the pointers
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 20, 2014 9:40 pm

Thay are 3/8-24x3/8. I think they where around 4 dollers each with nuts 5 are righthand and 5 are lefthand. The bars are custom machined out of tool steel. ( what drill bits are made of. ) there very strong. The joints come from www.racingrodends.com
And if you would like any special pix just ask. I took it out riding april 19 and thrashed ot pritty good and held up like a champ. Id give myself a pat on the back but you guys are doin a great job. Soon as i get my internet back ill do a walk around and put it on youtube.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension - Page 2 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 20, 2014 10:54 pm

I really like what you did with your front suspension I will stealing the idea in a way, there are several changes I would like to make but everything should work out as planned I hope. Thanks for posting this.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Apr 21, 2014 6:15 am

I would like to what changes you would make. It might be better than what iv done.
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Apr 21, 2014 7:44 pm

im working on building a 4 link system right now this was very helpful to design mine
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PostSubject: Re: Front Suspension   suspension - Front Suspension - Page 2 Icon_minitimeMon Apr 21, 2014 7:47 pm

Im going to start its own thread in a day or so
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