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PostSubject: SUSPENSION UPGRADES   SUSPENSION UPGRADES Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2023, 6:32 pm

so i have had a couple ideas for the front axle i beam, i was thinking of adding a steering stabilizer shock or a sway bar to minimize bump steer and body roll without removing all the front end travel because this will be an on/off road use tractor (because mowers are awesome) also i am considering some sort of a quick remove axle lock so it stays straight on road use but i could pull the pin so ta speak to enable flex for off road.

just curious to see what you guys have done this is a garden tractor not the smaller lae=wn tractor
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PostSubject: Re: SUSPENSION UPGRADES   SUSPENSION UPGRADES Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2023, 6:42 pm

@AllisKidD21 has done the Ford style I Beam on his Ford garden tractor.  Can be found here on ATLTF.  As for a Pin, @Doc Sprocket had done that with stock center pivot on his tractor Fugazi.  You can find that in his Fuzazi playlist on Sprockets Garage on Youtube.  

https://www.atltf.com/t5411-ford-lt-110-off-road-build AllisKidD21's topic.  It's a few pages in when he converted.  Pg3 to be exact.


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PostSubject: Re: SUSPENSION UPGRADES   SUSPENSION UPGRADES Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2023, 6:49 pm

@MightyRaze when you say ford i beam did he go with the twin i beam ifs?
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PostSubject: Re: SUSPENSION UPGRADES   SUSPENSION UPGRADES Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2023, 7:02 pm

Yeah, twin I beam.


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PostSubject: Re: SUSPENSION UPGRADES   SUSPENSION UPGRADES Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2023, 7:07 pm

@MightyRaze when you say ford i beam did he go with the twin i beam ifs?
@MightyRaze dude that is awesome ill check it out, ty for the tips
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PostSubject: Re: SUSPENSION UPGRADES   SUSPENSION UPGRADES Icon_minitimeMarch 2nd 2023, 9:54 pm

Yep, twin I-beam ifs.


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PostSubject: Re: SUSPENSION UPGRADES   SUSPENSION UPGRADES Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2023, 12:40 am

I started building a fully independent front end but it weighed too much and I couldn’t fit the steering in correctly. Eventually abandoned it and went back with the proven mono link/wishbone front end setup. I think that’s probably one of the best ways to make a tractor front suspension unless you just want to experiment. While ifs might have some advantages, I figure for the relatively low speeds we’re normally at, the mono link setup works pretty well. Allows a decent amount of flex, travel, steering is easy to setup because it’s not a complicated geometry up at the axle. Also simple to build.
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PostSubject: Re: SUSPENSION UPGRADES   SUSPENSION UPGRADES Icon_minitimeMarch 6th 2023, 8:08 am

@mr.modified yeah i think what im going to do is have a pin that goes the front axle and have it removable so i can have flex for the trail and have it locked for road use.
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