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Old 01-27-2012, 09:24 AM   #76 (permalink)
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:45 PM   #77 (permalink)
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How much more reinforcing do these bump stop brackets need? Some plates between the vertical tube and the can? The bump stops converted air shocks. I didn't convert them but I did tear them apart and verify the valving, shock oil amount, and nitrogen pressure. Do I need to also add a bolt through the upper shock eye of the bump stop?






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Old 01-29-2012, 08:44 PM   #78 (permalink)
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I don't know a ton about bump stops, but I do know on JeepSpeeds that they reinforce the shit out of the bumpstop mount..but they're also made out of pop cans or something.

You usually don't see a bolt or anything above the bump stop in a traditional bump stop, so I'd think the outer can and clamps will do it.

I would absolutely plate it. Keep the can from rotating side to side.
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:46 PM   #79 (permalink)
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the idea is to have tubing go from the stop up and over the cage to the other stop.

looks like you connected the tube from the stop and up the top of the chassis which is good.

the can will need to be attached at more points or that can will rip off
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Old 02-03-2012, 10:25 PM   #80 (permalink)
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I got the bump stop cans reinforced and my rear lights working. Two red tail lights and brake lights, one amber tail light and brake light, and one reverse light. Tomorrow I'll have my rear rock lights done. It's almost ready.


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Old 02-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #81 (permalink)
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it looks like there is nothing more than the clamping force of the can holding those bumps in there... most air bumps bodies are machined with either a step in them or a groove for a snap ring, or the can is designed with a "cap" at the top:





i would look into a real set of air bumps or try to have the bodies machined for a snap ring... would have to see those things fire out of the cans on the first hard hit
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How much more reinforcing do these bump stop brackets need? Some plates between the vertical tube and the can? The bump stops converted air shocks. I didn't convert them but I did tear them apart and verify the valving, shock oil amount, and nitrogen pressure. Do I need to also add a bolt through the upper shock eye of the bump stop?






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If I were you I would machine a groove for a snapring about 3/4" from the end of the body on the seal carrier side, put a snapring on and run them. Same type of deal as these: http://www.polyperformance.com/shop/...p-p-25577.html
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Everything in the new four link worked better than I thought it would. Here's a long boring video of the rear suspension (and up my son's nose). I didn't go too fast because the wife was in the buggy. If you look close you can see that the upper spring wasn't doing any work. I found out that I put the secondary spring stop too low and I was only on the lower spring. Even with that mistake it's a million times better than my old leaf spring set up on the rocks and going fast. Once I made some adjustments it felt even better. Now I really need more power and front suspension work.

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:25 AM   #84 (permalink)
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Good to see you, sorry we didn't catch up for a run.
Definitely looks like you're coming nowhere near moving your upper springs--or getting close to your air bumps. Looks like the rear tires hopped off the ground a couple of times without ever getting near your bumps--are you thinking that's where your front needs the work?
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:40 PM   #85 (permalink)
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I did a couple of videos with my GoPro. It was recorded at Truck Haven Hills in one of the wash beds.

Front suspension. Right before the 5 min mark I hit the whoops too hard.
Formula 4 Front Suspension.wmv - YouTube

Rear suspension.
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Same video for front and rear
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http://youtu.be/X4u-9RH_x1c

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