|09-28-2011 08:30 AM|
|Taco-Runner||That depends on you, are you measuring what you built or building what you designed. Using measurements like that which were put into the calc and rearranged based on the vehicle would give you something to built to.|
|09-28-2011 06:09 AM|
|02-09-2009 07:43 PM|
High spring rate, or a winch/limit strap.
AFAIK, the main reason it will rise is the weight transfer.
AS/AD might have a little TINY bit to do with it, but only IF you have enough traction that it could torque against the springs enough to do anything (not likely if its a steep climb).
|02-09-2009 06:38 PM|
Question for anyone that know's
How do you keep your 3link front end from rising in a hillclimb?
|02-09-2009 06:17 PM|
try this thread, different peoples setups and problems/characteristics listed..sort of trying to help eachother out and links to the calculator:
|02-09-2009 03:13 PM|
|SHAWNB||dam I wanted more pictures and maybe some cal. numbers, so I can see how far off I am with my front link numbers|
|02-09-2009 03:10 PM|
|Hyena||it worked quite well but he sold it.|
|02-09-2009 02:59 PM|
|SHAWNB||I'm doing home work for link on my 86 runner and I'm wondering how things turned out on this rig?|
|02-16-2006 10:13 PM|
i knew there wasnt a lock on the shed last week, but i didnt know that was perminent.
i hear the scale is pretty acurate, a guy in my vibes lab weighed his friend to within 10lb.
and of course my truck isnt ready for AZ, i still have 31 days and i'm about to waste a perfectly good 3 day weekend studyin for 3 midterms and writing a lab report
|02-16-2006 04:11 PM|
ps. Jeff is your truck ready for AZ?
I'm jelouse I wont be able to make it
|02-16-2006 04:10 PM|
little heads up, there is no lock on the shed
I could have but I dont know how accurate it is and I never felt like towing it over there. I dont think the SAE scales are rated high enough for a vehicle
for mine I got the fore/aft cg on the ballance thing at hollister. Then I guessed the height. I guess and did the rear suspension. I seemed to be in the ball park so I used the same guess on the front. If I had more time I would have found the cg height. It didnt really matter since I was limited by space anyways. Plus it is adjustable within all the available space.
|02-16-2006 04:01 PM|
I prefer to drive my truck off a cliff with a high speed camera watching. The point about which the truck rotates as it's going through the air is the COG.... problem is you have to remove the suspension before you do it... plus aero drag can cause some problems. Better just to launch and do it in space...
|02-16-2006 01:23 PM|
|02-15-2006 10:29 PM|
nice pics and info so far guys
I'm doing a 4link in my '90 4runner and I have some newbie questions for you.
Whats a good size of tube to use? I know that stuff is expensive, but what is my best bet?
What did you guys do for gas tanks? I'm almost 100% sure I need to get an aftermarket tank, or fab one. I would rather just buy one though.
Anyone buy an aftermarket tank for this application, if so what did you get? part numbers? Dimensions?
Anyone have pictures of a 4 link showing the aftermarket tank and its placement?
Would most people suggest RE or Jonny joints? I want them to be rebuildable and fairly easy to do so. I heard Jonny joints are a huge pain to rebuild. Is this true?
Thanks a lot guys, cant wait to get this done for my bday in March.
|01-04-2006 09:01 PM|
|93yota||i like that|
|01-04-2006 06:04 PM|
|01-04-2006 06:03 PM|
|sarge||you can buy all the brackets that mount on the axel from hendrix|
|01-04-2006 06:02 PM|
|sarge||I dont know if you have the clearance but I am super happy|
|01-04-2006 06:00 PM|
|sarge||Im loving my 4 link that hendrix made|
|01-04-2006 03:59 PM|
|01-04-2006 02:51 PM|
|born loser||I agree w/ booger about the licking of nuts and firing up the welder.|
|01-04-2006 01:41 PM|
basically with the toyota situation
Mount the lowers under the frame and centerline on the axle
Mount the upper as high on the frame and low on the axle
all within reason
and you will have something that works
most of the unloading is from weight transfer not suspension geometry. But with too much anti-dive the front end with go to full droop when comming up to a vertical wall. A good example of this is Troy Muse's buggy
|01-04-2006 01:37 PM|
the 4-link calculator is not capable of that. However there are other programs that are way more indepth that can tell you stuff like that. Mitchell and Adams are two of the programs.
I would just look at 4 inches of compression and 4" of droop too make sure the numbers are still acceptable.
My upper link is adjustable. Maybe one of these days I will adjust it and use it to show what happens with different values.
If anyone in/around SLO has wheel scales I can find my exact CG then we can draw even more accurate conclusions...
|01-04-2006 01:29 PM|
so wtf do you do when one set of links are stuffed and the other side of the axle is drooped(all articulated). one side of the vehicle has AS/AD of 200% and the other 20?? and the opposite on the other axle? how do you figure how the suspension si gonna work on the calculator?
my brother figures all this shit out about his junk and says he has is dialed on droop/compression as well. i told him to lick my nuts and went back out to the garage and fired up the welder...
|01-04-2006 01:10 PM|
|TRD||your anti squat and anti dive also change with travel, that is why you look at bump and droop values before building|
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