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Old 03-27-2002, 10:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Spy Pics - Cycling the suspension

I shot these pictures while the suspension was being cycled to get drive shaft lengths and angles. The front shaft needs a whooping 1/8" of slip!

Approximate ride height.


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east LA comes to mind, all hydro'd out and sheeat


LOOKS GOOD

Not my 1st choice in a truck/body/frame but still kickass!
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Old 03-27-2002, 10:22 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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Wow. That Amigo is sweet. Is the pig centered? How did you get so little slip needed?
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Old 03-27-2002, 10:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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east LA comes to mind, all hydro'd out and sheeat
I thought the exact same thing. Must have been the influence from friends with lowriders in high school. Hmm I wonder... Ever see O.C and Stiggs. j/k

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Yes it's centered. Driveshaft length = link length = same point of pivot.
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Old 03-27-2002, 10:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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that things sick, i used to have a rodeo, but i ditched it for my current jeep platform. makes me kinda wonder what i could have done with it if i kept it. stupid thing went through head gaskets with oil changes though.
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Old 03-27-2002, 10:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
 
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are you gonna be doin' fender trimmin' on that thing or what?? Doesn't look like much room for those tires .....
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I want it!!! I have always liked Amigos......and wanted to do something like that. You running the stock powerplant?
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I want it!!! I have always liked Amigos......and wanted to do something like that. You running the stock powerplant?
Yep, 230 HP all aluminium 24 valve DOHC FI V6. Although measurements for a Ramjet 350 have been kicked around.
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Doesn't look like much room for those tires.
Once it's moving around it will get twisted up and the sheet metal will fly.
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i wana know where the fwak yall get ur money!!!!?!?!?1

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i wana know where the fwak yall get ur money!!!!?!?!?1

Work for 30 years and save up your money, planning for the future. Then have a heart attack, nearly die, twice, change your perspective on what is and what is not valueable or important in life.

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Old 03-27-2002, 11:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Work for 30 years and save up your money, planning for the future. Then have a heart attack, nearly die, twice, change your perspective on what is and what is not valueable or important in life.
Right awn!!!!!!!!! That is an awesome attitude and an awesome rig. I can't wait to see it in action this summer.

Is the powerplant stock or are there some things done to make it breather better? Do they make chips for those. I want, I want, I want. I have reached the outer limits of my 97 unibody XJ and want to build a framed rig next. How hard was it to do the SFA?


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Right awn!!!!!!!!! That is an awesome attitude and an awesome rig. I can't wait to see it in action this summer.

Is the powerplant stock or are there some things done to make it breather better? Do they make chips for those. I want, I want, I want. I have reached the outer limits of my 97 unibody XJ and want to build a framed rig next. How hard was it to do the SFA?


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Is the powerplant stock or are there some things done to make it breather better? Do they make chips for those. I want, I want, I want. I have reached the outer limits of my 97 unibody XJ and want to build a framed rig next. How hard was it to do the SFA?
I have a set of prototyped Pacesetter headers on it. However I don't think they intend to go onto production. I have a Calmini (Full Traction) intake filter very similar to a K&N cone. I had a flowmaster 40 on it but the exhaust needs to be redone so I don't know what it will end up just yet. Both Jet and SuperChips makes chipsets. It's been a while since I looked but this is what I remember. The Jet is a full chipset and they were looking into a programable on the fly chipset. SuperChip may have a chip by now but last I looked they hadn't cracked the Isuzu OBD-II codes and only had a timing advance chip without anything else. The frame is full ladder. Swapping out to solid axle is from what I've been told no different than any other solid axle swap. The Isuzu frame is full 2x3 box so it's a good starting point. The frame above the front axle is straight, perfectly parrallel to the ground forcing a fairly tall vehicle for clearance. The Toyota tranny bolted right up to my engine without using anything other than a little work on the input shaft and a Isuzu factory bell housing.

I'm really looking forward to a summer of fun. I can hardly wait. If you see me on the trail, definately stop by and say Hi!
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Work for 30 years and save up your money, planning for the future. Then have a heart attack, nearly die, twice, change your perspective on what is and what is not valueable or important in life.
Belly, I agree, they would be amazed what a near death expirence will do ones values.

Try laying in an ambulance with your left leg busted into 2 pieces at the Femur and one medic saying out loud "I wonder if he is going to loose his leg?"

That changes your whole perspective.

The amigo looks great! Keep it up..right...
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Work for 30 years and save up your money, planning for the future. Then have a heart attack, nearly die, twice, change your perspective on what is and what is not valueable or important in life.
lol.....for some reason when I picture somebody going through something like that, I see them coming out with a new perspective such as "i must spend more time helping the community or doing something of cultural value". You come out of something like that and realize that it would be best to build a kick ass rig that'll let you have tons o' fun. I like your thinking MUCH better
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Lookin' sweet Belly!!! Keep up the kick ass money flow, so they can keep up the kick ass work!!
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Looks sweet I'll show this to my GF and see if she'll let me do that to hers. That"s bad ass
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i saw you last summer coming up true Sluice, I was with all those XJ's going down.....was that before or after the ticker had "issues"?

I remeber you saying it was time to torch out the IFS....I guess you got around to it, huh?

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damn that looks good Michael. Just a little different from the last time I rode in it, ya think hehe. Hope to see you on the Con some this year and maybe I'll come hang out in your backdoors and you could show me some of the local trails. Take care man and that sure will turn some heads.
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i saw you last summer coming up true Sluice, I was with all those XJ's going down.....was that before or after the ticker had "issues"?

I remeber you saying it was time to torch out the IFS....I guess you got around to it, huh?
Yea it was before, I was a smoking junk food junkie then. I remember that day well. One of my best trips from last year. Beat the living crap out of the Amigo though. About a mile further down the road the power steering finally gave up the goat and I played Pinball the rest of the way out. By the time we made the dam my arms were jello. If I remember right you and your group was very good about waiting for me and Corbin (white Amigo with d44's) to drag my ass up true sluice. Hopefully we will meet again this year. Yeah with the steering out, the control arms twisted and meeting God I decieded there is no time like the present cause there may not be another time.
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Then have a heart attack, nearly die, twice, change your perspective on what is and what is not valueable or important in life.
Sheeeeee-it... I guess I'm lucky... I've always INSTINCTUALLY blown wads of cash on my rigs. Glad to hear ya pulled through though. Nice junk BTW!
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Sheeeeee-it... I guess I'm lucky... I've always INSTINCTUALLY blown wads of cash on my rigs.
LOL!!

I heard that! NEVER been able to save, not even now with kids. Hope wife teaches them resposibility, I'm teaching them to live life, and to "invest in the economy...through consumer products !"

'course it could be that every day at work is a "near death experience" (think flying in a helicopter built before you were born, sitting on four thousand punds of jet fuel with 2 turbines screaming away abover yer head!)

Belly....Different is cool...which makes yours the King of cool!

I Soooo think you should rig hydraulics so you can make it do that (pics) on demand !!
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DUDE!! Looks killer!!! Forget the camo paint scheme, I am thinking you need full gold metal flake green "Dr Dre" paint and a chrome gas door man, and don't forget 3 wheel motion. Yeah!!!

Can't wait to see it on the trail.

You missed a killer "Glow-Show" at prison hill. I TRASHED my cruiser on the last rock pile of the day though Broke the windshield, tore the fender off, bend a rim, blew a birfield. WHOO HOOO!!!!
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[B]DUDE!! Looks killer!!! Forget the camo paint scheme, I am thinking you need full gold metal flake green "Dr Dre" paint and a chrome gas door man, and don't forget 3 wheel motion. Yeah!!! [/qb]
LOL! Too bad the batteries to run everything would seriously bog it down. So am I the only person in the world to have seen OC and Stiggs? They had quite the killer hydraulic setup in their "Gila Monster".
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Me Either! Damn it. OK so not this weekend but maybe the next......
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Figures. I worked all weekend. But if it's any consolation (No, it really isn't) I already have 54 hours for the week and it's only Thursday. Well at least you didn't break a pinion! I expect to see pics Thursday night, and if it's ready I'll bring the little beasty to the meeting.

BV if I added the hydraulics, you'd have to add another section to your website.
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So how much does this 230hp al aluminum motor weigh? It for the most part bolted up to the toyota tranny????
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